The Geo Group
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School SOCIAL WORKER
at The Geo Group
Facility: WOODRIDGE INTERVENTIONS
Compensation Base: $40,000 annually DOE
Compensation Bonus (if applicable):
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services.
Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.
Naperville School - Day Treatment School
- The School social worker assists students with academic learning by providing strategic services that identify and address the social-emotional-environmental issues that interfere with the educational process. Working with parents/guardians, teachers, school principal and community based resources, the school social worker implements strategies that promote a positive school experience for all students.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
- Identifies and assesses academic problems through analysis of factors impinging on student adjustment including factors in the home, school, and community.
- Serves as a liaison between families and the school to positively promote collaborative processes in educational planning for students by encouraging parent/guardian participation in the school setting.
- Provides individual and group therapeutic counseling to students and their families.
- Provides parent/guardian educational workshops on identified issues related to adolescent development, stress reduction, discipline and safety, and teacher/parent/student communication.
- Collaborates with school staff and other school system personnel in implementing strategies to promote student learning.
- Participate as members of the IEP, and other school based teams to develop interventions for promoting students’ academic success.
- Provides crisis intervention services.
- Provides social work case management for students and families.
- Provides staff consultation on behavioral-emotional-environmental issues affecting student participation in the learning process.
- Conducts staff development on issues related to social-emotional-environmental factors that impact learning.
- Develops programs to address parent/guardian participation in the school and student engagement in the educational process.
- Conducts classroom meetings, psycho-educational social skills groups, and classroom presentations on identified areas of concern for the students.
- Maintains required clinical records and submits appropriate documents for statistical reports with adherence to program standards in school social work.
- Completes risk assessments on referred students.
- Completes functional behavior assessments on identified students.
- Completes classroom student observations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education and/or Experience
Masters in Social Work with a Type 73 certification;
Minimum two years alternative education experience working with students that have at-risk behavior or special needs.
Preference will be given to candidates who are bi-lingual in spanish and can read, speak, and write fluently.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos
Ability to write simple correspondence
Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations to customers, students, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Word processing, email, and spreadsheets
At least twenty-one (21) years of age
Criminal clearances (State Police, Local, FBI, DCFS and National Sex Offender Registry clearances)
Non-communicable diseases physical exam
Valid driver's license
Successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening
Successful completion of orientation training