As a staff member within the East Carolina University Community School, the School Social Worker will collaborate with general educators to cultivate a culture of innovation that supports effective instructional and positive behavior interventions and supports/practices/strategies to promote academic and personal success for all students (including those with disabilities) in the school. In particular, the School Social Worker promotes and enhances the overall academic mission by providing services that strengthen home/school/community partnerships and alleviate barriers to learning. The School Social Worker significantly contributes to the development of a healthy, safe and caring environment by advancing the understanding of the emotional and social development of children and the influences of family, community, and cultural differences on student success and by implementing effective intervention strategies. The School Social Worker will work collaboratively with the ECU Community school Principal and university faculty/staff to support the successful social-emotional, physical, and academic development of the students within the community school. General responsibilities include: —Effectively and appropriately assesses and address the needs, characteristics and interactions of students, families, school staff and community —Responsible for managing and facilitating truancy protocol compliance —Provide crisis intervention services related to family violence, substance abuse and behavioral disorders. —Uses knowledge and understanding of the reciprocal influences of home, school, and community to intervene for student success via such practices as assessment, crisis intervention, home visits, conflict resolution, individual and group counseling, consultation, program development, dropout prevention and coordination of school and community services. —Advocates for appropriate services for students and their families. —Consults and collaborates with stakeholders on behalf of students and their families. —Effectively plans, implements and evaluates programs that promote student and family success. —Conduct reliable and valid assessments of students to inform the design of interventions to remove barriers to learning. —Advocates, facilitates, and contributes to School Social Work accountability for outcomes aligned with local, state, and federal policies and guidelines. —Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Principal. —Foster and engage in collaboration within the school and the broader community. —Create/foster a culture that includes students and families such that they are involved and invested in the vision for the school and believe that their input is valued. —Work collaboratively with university staff to ensure accessibility to students needed to conduct research.
Contingent upon availability of funds.
Special Instructions To Application:
Candidates must submit a: (1) cv/resume, (2) letter of application describing academic background, specific skills and experiences relevant to the position, (3) list of three references, including contact information online at www.jobs.ecu.edu, (4) a copy of North Carolina educator's license. Finally, copies of transcripts and three current letters of reference should be sent to Ms. Tracy Cole, Search Chair, ECU Community School, College of Education, 811 Howell Street, Mailstop: 167, Greenville, NC 27858. Position open until filled. Official transcripts required prior to written contract offer. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States o n a full-time basis.
Bachelor's degree in Social Work from an accredited institution of higher education. Qualifying degrees must be conferred and received from appropriately accredited institutions. Applicants must be licensed by the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI).
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 500180
Organizational Unit Overview:
The East Carolina University Community school involves cross campus collaboration to provide the students a spectrum of support and services to comprehensively address their academic, social-emotional, physical, and family/community needs. The school includes classes for pre-kindergarten through 5th grade. The community school involves an integrated partnership with Pitt County Schools and will be housed within a local elementary school.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.