Friendship Public Charter School

  • Social Worker

    Vacancy for School Year
    2019-20
    Class
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    The mission of Friendship Public Charter School (FPCS) is to prepare students to become ethical, literate, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens by providing a world-class education that motivates students to reach high academic standards, to enjoy learning, to achieve success, and to contribute actively to their communities.

    Responsibilities

    • Preventive work with students, staff, and families;
    • Providing consultation to school staff and parents to facilitate student educational, social, and emotional growth;
    • Obtaining information concerning the effects of environment, including family, cultural, and economic disadvantages that may be adversely affecting student progress;
    • Conducting home visits that encourage home/school communication;
    • Working collaboratively with the Student Support Team (SST) to develop plans of assistance for students at risk of academic and/or behavioral difficulty;
    • Coordinating school and community services;
    • Serving as the home-school-community liaison responsible for effective resource utilization and positive relations with stakeholders;
    • Serving as a mediator within the school;
    • Communicating with other agencies involved with students;
    • Attending court hearings as a Friendship PCS representative; and
    • Making appropriate referrals for community resources.

     

    Special Education
    • Conducting social work evaluations and other related assessments for initial evaluations and re-evaluations.
    • Providing related services as prescribed by Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), including social skills, life skills, and transitional skills that can be transferred from school to community.
    • Participating in MDT, IEP, manifestation determination, and other related meetings.
    • Working collaboratively within the classroom setting to implement student IEPs.
    • Collecting data for the purpose of monitoring social/emotional progress and evaluating effectiveness of services.
    • Providing technical assistance on strategies that improve outcomes for special education students.
    • Coordinating the design and implementation of behavior intervention plans and functional behavior assessments.
    • Keeping thorough records of each student receiving services.
    • Completing student progress reports.



    Qualifications

    • Understanding of child development, psychopathology, social and environmental conditioning, cultural diversity and family systems;
    • Ability to conduct clinical interviews and write comprehensive social history evaluations; and
    • Ability to administer, interpret, and analyze related assessment instruments.

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