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School Social Worker

Company: HOPE Online Learning Academy Co-Op
Location: Denver
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

The School Social Worker addresses the social well-being of students in grades 6-12, working with both the general student population and students whose needs are identified in an Individualized Learning Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan. The School Social Worker provides information and counseling to help students, parents and school staff work together to solve problems by communicating and providing referrals to other resources and develops and promotes good community relations among HOPE, Learning Center and community clientele.


Priority Area: Student Case Management
Duties and Responsibilities

Provide mental health education and support to students (both special and general education) using a three tier model including individual, group and instructional support.
Consult with parents and school personnel to address student social and emotional issues. Assist families in understanding mental health issues and accessing community agencies and resources.
Provide mental health crisis intervention at assigned Learning Centers including suicide and threat assessments.
Maintain accurate and up to date records students whether direct or indirect services. Information will be documented as required by the school and authorizing school district. Create, organize and update case history records and prepare reports, according to deadlines.
Conduct Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and develop Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) as required for students Develop behavior plans for students struggling with emotional regulation.
Deliver professional development on mental health topics including trauma, poverty, mental health issues and effective practice to support student success including coaching staff on appropriate responses to mental health issues.
Complete required assessment, interviews and observations, complete paperwork and participate in IEP/504 meetings as required students with disabilities or those suspected of having a disability
Serve as a liaison between students, homes, schools, family services, child guidance clinics, courts, protective services, doctors, and other contacts.
Provide support and coaching to improve classroom management and student engagement.
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

Priority Area: Lead by exemplifying professionalism and commitment to community
Duties and Responsibilities

Adjusts practice and prioritization of other tasks based on the needs of the Learning Center and HOPE.
Manages time to fulfill job duties and responsibilities
Sets personal goals related to student learning outcomes and seeks opportunities to improve personal professional practice through professional development and reflection
Collaborates to accomplish team, Learning Center and HOPE goals and practices
Develops relationships with HOPE and Learning Center staff, parents and students that fosters a safe and culturally responsive learning environment
Establishes and maintains professional communication which is clear, responsible, ethical, and respectful
Supports counseling protocols that are focused on increasing student achievement
Other duties as assigned


Master's Degree
Licensed Clinical Social Worker - DORA, or Special Services Provider License - Social Worker - Colorado Department of Education
3 years' experience, at least two of which is working with at-risk youth in a multicultural environment
Comfortable working with students in grades 6-12
Experience supporting and providing support for diverse learners (CLD, SPED, MTSS, GT)


Experience working with ELL students and families, in a public or private school setting
5 years' experience, at least two of which is working with at-risk youth in a multicultural environment


Commitment to social justice and equitable education for all
Cultural proficiency and interpersonal/relationship building skills
Fluency and literacy in English; excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent technology skills - Online curriculum, Google Docs, Drive and Gmail, MS Office, Student Information and learning management systems
Proactive and detail oriented, able to prioritize and be self-directed
Advocacy for community-based learning models
Flexible and resilient, diplomatic, positive and engaging attitude


Oral and written fluency in Spanish

The School Social Worker reports to and is evaluated by the Executive Director of Student Support with feedback from other members of the HOPE instructional team. The School Social Worker does not supervise any HOPE or Learning Center employees.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

Compare, analyze, communicate, instruct, synthesize, evaluate, use interpersonal skills, compile and negotiate
Communicate effectively using speech and hearing
Use near vision to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer) as required for computer use, reading and instruction
Use hands for extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation
Operate office machines and computer equipment
Be subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, climbing, balancing, stooping, pushing and pulling
Occasionally lift objects up to 25 pounds

Work is routinely performed in an office or classroom environment with moderate noise level. The School Social Worker works at one or more assigned Learning Centers. Travel between the assigned Learning Centers (if assigned to more than one) and to the HOPE Office for training and meetings is the responsibility of the employee. Compensation for mileage is per the HOPE Mileage policy.


Keywords: HOPE Online Learning Academy Co-Op, Denver , School Social Worker, Healthcare , Denver, Colorado

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