SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER-ELEMENTARY-TWO YEAR GRANT FUNDED POSITION

Bristol Warren Regional School District

Bristol, Rhode Island ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3945847
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : June 27, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 23, 2022

Job Description

TITLE:SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER THIS IS A TWO YEAR GRANT FUNDED POSITION

QUALIFICATIONS:1.Valid R.I. certification as School Social Worker
2.Masters Degree in Social Work
3.Knowledge of the federal and state regulations governing students with disabilities

DESIRABLE 1.Well versed in current trends, therapeutic strategies,
QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Demonstrated techniques and tools utilized in school-based Social work for students aged 3-21
2. Experience serving as a member of a team
3. Skilled in group processes and interpersonal communication

REPORTS TO: Building Principal for day-to-day direction and supervision and Director of Student Support Services

JOB GOAL: To provide a link between home, school and community enabling students and families to overcome social impediments to learning; provide individual and group counseling; to consult with students, staff and administration to help students cope with disabilities; collaborate with community agencies and provide case management for students and families requiring multiple services.


PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

A. Consultation
1.Collaborate with teachers, parents and administrators to find effective solutions to learning and behavior problems for all students.
2.To understand disabilities and how they affect learning and behavior, consult and provide support to staff, parents and administration.
3.Strengthen working relationships between teachers, parents and service providers in the schools and community.

B. Evaluation
1.Conduct interviews with students, families and school personnel to gather information required by the evaluation team concerning the student’s emotional and behavioral adjustment to school and the community; social histories.
2.Assess social needs through formal and informal evaluation procedures.
3.Determine social-emotional development and mental health status of students.

C. Intervention
1.Provide counseling to individual and groups to help resolve interpersonal or family problems that interfere with school and academic performance.
2.Assists students, teachers and parents to develop solutions to family and community factors that influence a student’s capacity or ability to learn.
3.Provide training in social skills and anger management
4.Help families and schools manage crises, such as death, illness, or community trauma
5.Participate in Crisis Intervention Training and implement all strategies up to and including physical restraint, if needed.

D. Prevention
1.Participate in the design of effective behavior plans for children considered to be at risk.
2.Promote tolerance, understanding, and appreciation of diversity within the entire school community.
3.Develop programs to make schools safer and more effective learning environments.
4.Collaborate with school staff, community agencies and social service professionals to develop appropriate agency services for students and their families.
5.Develop partnerships with parents and teachers to promote healthy school environments.
6.Work with all students, staff and administration to develop coping, social and decision-making skills.

E. Research and Planning
1.Evaluate the effectiveness of social and behavior management plans and programs.
2.Identify and implement programs and strategies to improve school climate.
3.Use evidence-based research to develop and/or recommend effective interventions for all students.

F. Professional Responsibilities and Development
1.Develop and improve individual competence in delivering services consistent with professional standards as established by National Association of Social Workers.
2.Demonstrate professional ethical conduct as established by district policy and National Association of Social Workers.
3.Follow and adhere to all school district procedures and policies as well as all state and federal regulations.
4.Participate in school improvement efforts to promote positive school climate.

G. Other
1. Other duties as assigned by the Building Principal or Director of Student Support Services
2. Attendance is an essential function of all BWRSD positions.


Equal Opportunity Employer
Bristol Warren Regional School Department 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 participates in an equal opportunity investigation.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > Social Worker
  • Employer Description

    Bristol and Warren are known as a beautiful seaside communities located in Rhode Island. Both have a rich history in the fishing, shell fishing and manufacturing trade. During the late 1950's and 1960's the Rhode Island General Assembly began exploring the concept of school district regionalization. They were offering financial incentives to school districts for regionalization. This financial incentive was a 2% increase in state aid for each grade level.

    Warren was identified as an area for potential regionalization because each grade level contained less than 100 students. A comprehensive high school experience could not be realized for a class of students less that 100 students.

    The town of Warren examined both neighboring towns (Barrington and Bristol). Bristol was determined to be a better fit for a regionalization partner. A "Blue Ribbon" commission examined the advantages and disadvantages of regionalizing the two districts. In 1991, the issue was put forth to the taxpayers and a vote was taken to regionalize the two districts. The work began in planning the integration of the two districts. For the first year, the two districts operated separately as the important issues of facilities and Collective Bargaining Agreements were organized. By the second year, the two districts were fully integrated and on July 1, 1992, Bristol and Warren became one regional district. The 1993-1994 school year was the first year of full regionalization.

    Since this time, there has been many great accomplishments in the Bristol-Warren Regional School District! Our schools have been fully renovated and are ready for 21st Century Learning!!

    Bristol Warren Regional School District provides all students with personalized learning environments that promote deeper, authentic learning experiences. Our focus on student collaboration, creation, problem solving and student voice will help students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to learn effectively and live productively as responsible citizens in an increasingly digital world.

    Based upon this vision, the district has developed and started implementing a systematic plan that maximizes digital learning opportunities and prepares students for success in college, career, and citizenship. This plan aligns with the National Educational Technology Plan, our District Strategic Plan and best practices as recommended by the the Alliance for Excellence in School Budgeting.

    Bristol Warren Regional School District is a Pre-K to Grade 12 district which is comprised of four (4) elementary schools, one (1) middle school, and one (1) high school. Learn more about us...

    Location Description

    The mission of the Bristol Warren Regional School District is to educate our students for lifetime success focusing on our core beliefs of respect, responsibility, integrity and learning. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Bristol Warren Regional School District 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

    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

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    Contact Information

    • Lisa Colwell , Director Student Support Services
    • 235 High Street Second Floor
    • Bristol, Rhode Island 02809

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