Anticipated Social Worker (.5 FTE) - Grant Funded
Brunswick High School Brunswick’s Special Education Department seeks a half-time social worker to join its team at Brunswick High School in order to support the social-emotional needs of students with disabilities.
A successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication skills, strict adherence to confidentiality, a willingness to seek nontraditional solutions to issues as they arise, an ability to build positive relationships with students, and a willingness to collaborate with parents, community members, special educators, regular educators, service providers, and administrators as appropriate.
Successful candidates will be able to:
- Provide consultation screening, assessments, and direct services as determined by the IEP Team, 504 Team, and/or RTI Team process.
- Consult and collaborate with other school personnel in identifying strategies and interventions to implement for managing target behaviors.
- Provide mental health services to students within the school setting, in individual and group sessions, to address personal, social, or emotional concerns as they impact students’ educational and social progress.
- Support parents to increase their understanding, their constructive participation in resolving their child’s problems, and their knowledge and use of available resources.
- Make home visits per established protocols as part of collaborative effort to support the connection between families and school.
- Attend IEP team meetings and contribute to the IEP Team’s development of an implementation plan of specific therapeutic goals and objectives designed to enable educational and social development.
- Provide professional development to employees on a variety of topics, including those related to the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students.
- Complete and maintain appropriate special education documents through such means including but not limited to:
- Develop and monitor progress of social/emotional IEP goals,
- Collect timely and accurate progress monitoring data and incorporates into comprehensive
- Present Levels of Performance summaries,
- Create psychosocial reports, observations, behavior plans, crisis plans.
Qualifications: Current State of Maine licensure as an LCSW or LCPC Valid Maine Criminal History Records Check Prior school district experience preferred.
The Brunswick School Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, or physical or mental disability in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities. The School Board has adopted a nondiscrimination policy.
Equal Opportunity Employer