School Social Worker

  • KIPP SoCal Public Schools
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Mar 26, 2020
Full time Healthcare & Medical Clinical Social Worker

Job Description

About Us
KIPP SoCal Public Schools (KIPP SoCal) is a nonprofit organization that operates tuition-free, open-enrollment, public charter schools focused on preparing students in systemically under-resourced communities in Southern California for choice filled lives. In July 2019, KIPP LA Public Schools and KIPP San Diego Public Schools united to become KIPP SoCal Public Schools to better meet the needs of our students. We currently operate 19 schools, educate approximately 8,200 students and support an additional 4,300 alumni who are attending high school and college. School Social Worker Opportunity
  • Provide school-based individual and group counseling services to students with IEPs with Designated Instructional Service (DIS) counseling goals/needs
  • Maintain documentation within compliance of KIPP SoCal regulation and procedures
  • Provide advocacy, child welfare, and case management services to students
  • Collaborate with all school staff including Resource Specialist (RSP), School Psychologist and Lead Education Specialist for the continued evaluation of current DIS counseling students
  • Assess, identify and provide clinical interventions to students with emotional, social, attendance and/or behavioral concerns within the general education population. Provide threat assessment and risk management crisis services. Collaborate with community-based agencies and provide referral services
  • Participate in the development of school-wide prevention, initiatives and policies related to safety, violence prevention and positive culture, social/emotional health, and the welfare of students
  • Supports the training and education of MSW interns as a field instructor or preceptor, depending on experience
  • Facilitate staff trainings and professional development bringing knowledge of developmental social/emotional needs of students
  • Perform consultations with classroom teachers and be a resource for school site personnel on mental health and social/emotional issues that may affect classroom performance
  • Identify student needs and provide prevention and intervention for concerns such as substance use, gang affiliation, sexual education, etc
  • Provide and manage peer mediation and group counseling lessons (identification of students, selection criterion, training, facilitation, etc.)
School Social Worker Qualifications
  • Master's in Social Work (MSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) required
  • Pupil Personnel Services Credential required
  • At least one year of supervised employment in the field of school social work with school-age children or one year of supervised field placement experience (accredited by the Council on Social Work Education) in a school mental health setting working with school-age children
  • Training in clinical interventions and providing evidence-based therapy to youth and families
  • Knowledge of special programs, guidance and scheduling preferred
  • Knowledge of district policies and procedures related to special education and DIS services
  • Ability to work as a part of multiple teams
  • Knowledge of and experience with RTI/SST programs and interventions
  • Demonstrated commitment to students' wellbeing and learning
  • Ability to connect with people from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds (including but not limited to homeless and LGBTQ youth)
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • This is a temporary assignment that is benefits eligible and receives sick leave only. There is potential to be hired as a full time employee.

KIPP SoCal Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
KIPP SoCal strives to ensure that our careers website is accessible to all, including individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please contact us. You can find our contact information on our website, Information will be sent to a talent acquisition representative who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the hiring process.