SOCIAL WORKER - ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - FMLA COVERAGE

Elementary Behavioral School & PDD Site ( learn more )

Valley Collaborative

Tyngsborough , Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2891126
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : February 9, 2018
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Social Worker: 212 days, 7.5 hours per day, 5 days a week. - FMLA coverage (start date May 2018 - June 2018, and 30 days of summer program)
Reporting to: Principal
Location: Tyngsboro, MA



Valley Collaborative is a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approved public school entity. We provide high quality academic, therapeutic and vocational services to individuals referred by local school districts and social service agencies. We also provide ongoing professional development and training experiences for educators and educational agencies. Recognizing that the educational environment rapidly changes, Valley Collaborative creates, adapts, and provides flexible programming to address evolving needs. We provide an environment within which students and others can maximize educational and/or occupational skills. By sharing its resources with multiple school districts and social service agencies, its programs maintain superior quality and reasonable costs to those it serves, by meeting or exceeding state standards, and achieving economies of scale.


Essential Functions of the Job:

• Attend staff and clinical meetings, educational conferences, and training workshops.
• Discuss student's progress with parents or guardians, teachers, administrators, collaterals, and other professionals regarding behavioral, academic, and social-emotional challenges.
• Assist in determining priorities for students and their resource needs.
• Prepare students for later educational experiences by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
• Counsel individuals to help them understand and overcome personal, social, emotional, or behavioral problems affecting their educational progress.
• Identify cases of abuse, neglect, family problems, etc. and encourage students and/or parents to seek additional assistance from mental health and social service professionals.
• Evaluate students' abilities, interests, and personality characteristics using assessments, records, interviews, or professional sources.
• Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
• Provide crisis intervention to students when challenging/crisis situations occur at school.
• Prepare reports on students as required by administration.
• Facilitate daily individual and community group therapy sessions.
• Social skill training related to social pragmatics, self-advocacy, and conflict resolution.
• Collaborate with teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of Individual Educational Plans and in the preparation of master schedules for curriculum offerings (Anti-Bullying Curriculum/Individual therapy).





• Participate in and observe students during classroom instruction and social activities to evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and emotional health.
• Establish and enforce administration policies and rules governing student behavior.
• Participate in clinical case conferences with supervising psychiatrist.
• Communicate effectively, in both written and oral fashion.
• Demonstrated ability to develop healthy and therapeutic relationships with students in a creative and thoughtful manner.
• Trained in or training eligible in nonviolent intervention (CPI).
• All duties as determined by the building Principal or designee.

Qualifications:
• Licensed by MA Board as LMHC or LICSW (LCSW if in process of obtaining LICSW)
• Certification as a School Social Worker/Adjustment Counselor by Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
• Experience working with students within a special education setting.

Physical Demands:
• Constant standing or walking.
• Requires ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
• Bends, reaches, lifts, carries, twists, pushes, pulls, and handles equipment when performing duties.
• Able to reach and operate equipment and systems safely and effectively.


Other Competencies (skills, abilities, behavior):
Ability to understand and follow both written and oral instructions. Adaptability to perform routine, repetitive tasks within a specific period of time. Prioritizes work assignments to be completed within time requirements.


Must demonstrate a positive and caring attitude toward students, clients, and staff. Must remain flexible and adaptable in order to meet department needs.





Due to the high volume of response, please do not call to confirm receipt of your resume

Valley Collaborative is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Valley Collaborative Programs are committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > Social Worker
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Valley Collaborative is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Master degree preferred

    Contact Information

    • Denise Cook , Human Resources
    • 40 Linnell Circle
    • Billerica, Massachusetts 01821
    • Phone: 978-528-7801
    • Fax: 978-528-7810
    • Email: click here

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