Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS) provides vital, individualized, results-driven, therapeutic and supportive services for thousands of children, adults and families of all backgrounds each year.
JCFS is currently seeking a School Social Worker to provide direct clinical services to our K-12 Therapeutic Day School (TDS) students including individual therapy, case management, and crisis intervention support, across a broad range of presenting needs. The School Social Worker functions within a team of clinicians, speech and occupational therapists.
Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited program
Professional Educator's License (PEL) with Social Work endorsement/Type 73 endorsement or are a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Proficiency with Microsoft Office 2010, e.g. Word, Outlook, Excel
Able to successfully complete the physical and testing requirements of the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training (Agency provided)
Able to maintain a flexible schedule to support occasional school events, e.g. Back to School night, etc.
Knowledge of or experience working with students with special education needs is preferred
Experience working in a school or hospital setting preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Performs the full range of clinical duties, including the gathering and analysis of data, formulation of assessment and treatment plans, and implementation of the treatment for routine and complex cases
Carries a diverse caseload of up to 15 clients, including all grade ranges and TDS-accepted special education categories
Provides therapy involving any or all of the Agency’s services, including individual, family, and group treatment modalities
Within the context of critical thinking, gathers and analyzes data, formulates a case conceptualization, collaborates with clients to create treatment goals, and implements an appropriate, evidence-based treatment plan
Conveys students’ therapeutic needs to all members of the interdisciplinary team to achieve a social and educational benefit for the student
Communicates and coordinates with students’ support system, e.g. parents or legal guardians
Participates in formulation of students’ Individual Education Plans (IEP) with special education team at annual IEP reviews and triennial evaluation conferences in accordance with school district procedures
Serves as the IEP case manager and provides special education case management services to students and their families
Collaborates with other Agency personnel on specific case-related problems
Manages and defuses crisis situations with a controlled, calm, helpful and appropriate demeanor
Performs clinical and non-clinical administrative duties as required by the Agency, school district, and Illinois State Board of Education, including written treatment documentation within the required time frames
Benefits: JCFS offers an array of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Wellness, Paid sick and vacation time, Agency holidays, Pension, 403(b), Flexible Spending Plans, and Life Insurance
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Jewish Child and Family Services (JCFS) is committed to serving the needs of the diverse Chicago metropolitan area. Accredited by COA, Charter member of CWLA, Licensed by DCFS
JCFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. JCFS provides a reasonable accommodation to those who need assistance in completing this application
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