The Social Worker interfaces with the family, interdisciplinary team and the committee on special education to assure the child has the maximum opportunity to receive educational services.
Graduate of an accredited school of social work with a CSW, LMSW, or LCSW
Bilingual extension Certification for bilingual Social Worker
2years working with preschool aged children and families
Regulations pertaining to special education
A. Must be able to meet all Conditions for Employment regulated by NY State Department of Health: Day Care Division
B. Must have fingerprinting in accordance with Dept of Investigation and Department of Education.
C. Have screening through Central Registry for Child Protective Services.
D. Have a current medical examination and an annual medical exam.
E. Have mandated course on child abuse and maltreatment and alcohol and substance abuse.
F. Meet additional requirements that may be set by the State Education Department of Certification and/or continuing Education
Must be able to maintain the appropriate level of inter-personal skills, professional demeanor and conduct necessary to accomplish the duties and responsibilities outlined in the Position Description
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Must have the ability to organize, plan and schedule events necessary to meet the requirements of evaluations in compliance with legal mandates.
Must be responsive to supervision and work towards deadlines.
Maintain sanitary conditions of all equipment following appropriate health guidelines.
Be willing to assume other duties assigned by the management and/or principal.
Be punctual and have good attendance.
1. Participation in interdisciplinary case conferences to monitor service delivery (as per the IEP), identify student /family needs, and facilitate parent carryover.
2. Counseling parents regarding their child’s needs and empowering parents to participate as advocates for their child at CPSE/CSE meetings.
3. Identifying community based resources available to the family (e.g. Daycare, counseling services, supplemental income, and ESL classes).
4. Providing crisis intervention.
5. Monitoring and investigating the nature of excessive absenteeism
6. Recognizing and reporting child abuse/neglect. Collaborating with child protective services as needed.
7. Provision of counseling as per child’s IEP
8. Attendance orientation meetings and scheduled parent conferences during the Fall and Spring
9. Write update counseling reports and new IEP goals for annual reviews
10. Participation in and or provide in-service staff training
11. Conduct parent support group incorporating other disciplines as needed.
12. Facilitate multi-cultural activities in collaboration with the educational director.
13. Maintain progress notes, notes regarding contact with parents and record of treatment plan.
14. Contribute to school newsletter.