Summary

Special Education Services - Teacher | Social Worker | St. Boni Education Center

Description

The SouthWest Metro Intermediate District #288 has a full-time School Social Worker opening for the St. Bonifacius Education Center.
 
SouthWest Metro serves students in 11 member districts and 8 associate member districts across the southwestern Twin Cities metropolitan area with programs in Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Care & Treatment, Adult Education, and Alternative Education. We invite you to embrace your own value, potential, and ability at SouthWest Metro, while empowering others to discover theirs. We work to empower ALL learners to realize their self-worth through personalized educational instruction, connection to resources, and access to a supportive learning environment.
           
Description:
School Social Worker, 8 hours a day for 185 Contract Days. 
 
Provides direct and indirect social work services to students, as indicated on students’ Individual Education Plans (IEP’s). Works as a member of an interdisciplinary team to provide mental health assessments, services, resources and referrals. Services are designed to improve social skills, assist with problem solving, provide behavior management skills, and understand how mental health issues impact students’ education. All the students have IEP’s.

Pay & Benefits: 
The starting pay is $43,610 and is based on education and experience. A competitive and comprehensive benefit package is also available. (The annual salary rate is subject to increase based upon the 7/01/2023 salary schedule as identified by the licensed teacher labor agreement once created.)
 
Job Summary:
Provide support by working directly with students to increase their academic, social/behavioral, communication, and study skills under the direction of the teacher(s).
 
Qualifications:

  • School Social Work License
  • Ability to build successful relationships with students, parents and staff.
  • Training in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI) and Restrictive Procedures is required and provided by the District.
  • Effective communication skills and ability to collaborate with teams.
  • Knowledge and experience providing direct social work service to special education students, as outlined in the Individual Education Plan.
  • Ability to provide direct social/emotional/mental health services, individual and group, to students.
  • Family engagement skills; knowledge of family systems theory.
  • Conflict mediation, crisis management skills
  • Ability to perform assessments for mental health, chemical dependency, and crisis.

Application Procedure:
Apply Online at swmetro.k12.mn.us/employment_opportunities  
 
Selection Procedure:
Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately until the position is filled. Those selected for interviews will be contacted.