Educational Services | School Social Worker | Quora Education Center (Little Canada)



Date Posted:  March 24, 2023

Position Title:   Teacher on Special Assignment РRestorative Practices

Assignment:  Office of Educational Services 

Salary: $51,449 Р$84,247 (salary placement dependent upon applicable experience)

FTE:  1.0 (200 days)
Expected Starting Date:  August 2023


Job Summary:

This is a stand alone classification in the Professional Student Support series. Incumbents provide support services to current and prospective students. Responsibilities may include educating staff in trauma informed strategies; responding to student behavioral crises; monitoring student progress toward IEP goals; performing assessments; and developing restorative plans.

Typical Class Responsibilities:

– Develops and implements behavioral and crisis interventions; administers and analyzes student needs assessments; conducts interviews with students, family, and school staff; conducts observations; creates related plans of action to meet the individual needs of students; collaborates with staff, families, outside agencies, and others in the management and support of interventions and IEP goals; and monitors plans.
– Plans and conducts individualized sessions with students to develop, teach, and implement social and emotional support tools; discuss prevention, problem solving techniques, academics, peer relations, and issues creating barriers for their academic success; and reviews progress.
– Evaluates and makes referrals to outside providers, community resources, social services, and other programs; and collaborates and communicates with school staff, students, families, and outside resources.
– Collaborates, facilitates, and attends meetings with administrators, teachers, staff, related service providers, families, and others to coordinate and provide services; and educates and trains staff on related topics including trauma informed strategies.
– Prepares documentation, reports, and/or other correspondence including assessments, evaluation reports, progress reports, and other related paperwork; and ensures compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
– Monitors attendance and truancy issues; communicates truancy issues to guardians; and contacts applicable external agencies and resources as necessary.
РPerforms other duties of a similar nature or level. 

Functional Specific Responsibilities Include:

– Establishes consistent guidelines for district restorative practices.
– Supports the implementation of restorative practices in programs by determining the stage of implementation, addressing staff training needs, identifying and coaching program restorative practice team members and collecting and analyzing data.
– Works directly with principals/managers and mental health staff to establish program goals, develops individualized restorative plans that meet the needs of each scholar, and monitors progress of these plans.
– Develops restorative circles and curriculum that supports the MTSS model.
РSupports program staff with the planning process for restorative circles and follows up with involved parties to discuss outcomes.  May also be involved with facilitating or co-facilitating circles as requested. 
– Creates and shares community building restorative activities to build capacity with restorative practices within each program.
– Works with administration and staff in a restorative mediator capacity to address staff conflicts when requested.
– Identifies, gathers and shares training opportunities and other resources that support the expansion of restorative practices in the district, including presenting at mental health staff meetings.
– Develops and leads restorative practices training and staff develop opportunities for both the District and its member districts as requested.
– Performs other duties as assigned.

Training and Experience Requirements: 

Master’s Degree and one to three years of work experience.

Licensing Requirements:

Licensure through the Minnesota Board of Social Work as an LGSW, LISW, or LICSW. Licensced or able to obtain a icense from the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board as a School Social Worker. 

Knowledge Requirements:

– Social work principles and techniques;
– Human behavior in the social environment;
– Crisis intervention strategies and techniques;
– Problem solving techniques;
– Community resources;
– Case management principles and practices;
– Child development and learning;
– Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
– Recordkeeping principles;
– Computers and related software applications

Skill Requirements:

– Conducting interventions and assessments;
– Providing counseling services;
– Managing crises;
– Identifying and resolving problems;
– Applying local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
– Preparing and maintaining records and reports;
– Operating a computer and applicable software applications;
– Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Special Education Profile: 

Special Education programs and services in Northeast Metro 916 are central to the Intermediate District’s mission and fully integrated in its structure and decision-making processes. Programs provide special education and related service support to students from early childhood through age 21 with emotional/behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorders, developmental and cognitive disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing disabilities, and learning disabilities.
Our highly structured, safe learning environments share these characteristics:

–¬†Classrooms of 4-10 students supported by 1-4 trained education assistants.
– Behavior management support, on-site mental health professionals, due process and curriculum support staff.
РIn-house collaborative teams include: audiologists, behavior specialists, deaf/blind specialists and interveners, autism specialists, developmental adaptive physical education teachers, education assistants, health specialists, occupational therapists and assistants, physical/other health disabilities teachers, physical therapists and assistants, school psychologists, school nurses, school social workers, speech/language pathologists, and sign language interpreters. 


 Commitment to Equity:

At Northeast Metro 916, equity means that everyone has access to what they need in order to learn, grow and thrive.  To learn more, click here.

Northeast Metro 916 will not discriminate against individuals based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, parental status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age or sexual orientation.