Duties of this job may vary by school building, and include but are not limited to:
Continually assesses qualitative and quantitative data to identify student support needs, from individual to population level.
Serves as a member of a 1st Responder team for student behavior, mental health and social/emotional concerns.
Provides intensive intervention and skill-building for students who have been referred for therapeutic supports (individual or group)
Participates as a member of the school Multi-Tiered System of Support and RtI processes to represent social/emotional and mental health perspective.
Utilizes assessment tools to understand student strengths and lagging skills, and to determine an appropriate course of action.
Creates and follows referral, intervention and support protocols to meet the most significant needs of all students, building upon common social/emotional, behavior, and academic goals to deliver services as appropriate.
Participates in data collection and evaluation activities to measure the impact of interventions and supports, and to demonstrate the impact of the associated grant programs.
Consults with staff, parents and students about interventions and placement options for students.
Consults with educators, administrators, parents and community resources regarding current best practices for the delivery of academic and behavioral supports and interventions.
Works regularly with school leadership to review and flexibly adjust schedule as needed, meeting with leadership bi-weekly at a minimum.
Assesses and groups students to efficiently provide appropriate group therapeutic interventions.
Collects and maintains evidence of student progress toward identified skills (evidence may include examples of student work, data tracking documents, exit tickets, behavior charts, discipline data, and student self-reflection).
Refers students in need of therapeutic services to community therapy resources (i.e. School Based Health Center, Sol Vista, etc.).
Maintains records of contacts and actions taken with each student.
Serves as the lead crisis responder for Suicide Risk Assessments and other behavioral or mental health crises.
Serves as the mental health consultant on threat assessments, on an as needed basis.
Provides care coordination services and family outreach for students in need of or receiving outside therapeutic services.
Supports school staff in utilizing trauma-informed practices, including disciplinary practices.
Participates on Mental Health Collaboration Team and District Counseling/Social Work team.
Provides coordination or delivery of mental health minutes as designated on IEPs.
Assists in the promotion of a positive school climate and follows school norms and expectations.
Promotes a positive professional and ethical image of the school district, social emotional and behavioral-mental health supports and special education services.
Master’s Degree in Social Work required (school social work licensure strongly preferred)
Be able to motivate and work with school-aged students (K-12)
Possess educational and professional experience in social work
Work with students from diverse backgrounds and a variety of family situations
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
Experience with educational systems and practices, such as RtI, PBIS, and EL preferred
Create schedules collaboratively with principal and other relevant stakeholders. Continuously revisit schedule with principals to refine and adjust as needed.
45 minutes per day planning period.
A work space will be provided; it may be shared, if needed.
Evaluated using CDE School Social Work Rubric
Additional Salary Information: 189 days per year (grant funded)
Internal Number: 1
About Lake County School District
Welcome to Lake County, Colorado! We are a small, rural school district located high in the mountains of central Colorado. The view from all four of our schools includes the two highest peaks in the state–Mt. Elbert (14,439 feet in elevation) and Mt. Massive (14,429 feet). Our district includes an early childhood education center housing Head Start and the Colorado Preschool Program; a kindergarten through second grade Expeditionary Learning school; a third through sixth grade Expeditionary Learning school; and a seventh through twelfth grade high school housed in a brand new $26-million dollar building.
Just like we are surrounded by high peaks, the expectations we hold for ourselves and our students are high. We are pushing ourselves to improve by committing to the following district goals:
Ensuring all students stay on or above grade level each year and graduate prepared to successfully implement a plan for college or career (“Every day, we are college and career-ready”)
Providing all students with engaging learning opportunities (“Rigor and engagement are everywhere”)
Creating a space that is safe, inclusive, and welcoming for all (“Diversity and culture make us better...”)
Planning and executing the capital and human capital investments that will make our district better (“We plan for the future.”)
Lake County School District had innovative and progressive health and wellness supports for students. We have two licensed behavioral health positions per building, strong health education programs, and a School Based Health Center that provides behavioral health, dental and medical services. To watch a video about Lake County Intermediate School's state-level award for here and wellness, follow this link: http://www.lakecountyschools.net/blog/2016/08/08/cei-video-about-lcis-colorados-healthiest-school/
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