Social Worker - High School Interventionist
School District U46 - Elgin, IL
JobID: 3182 Position Type: High School Teacher Date Posted: 11/3/2012 Location: Elgin High School SCHOOL DISTRICT U-46 JOB DESCRIPTION SOCIAL WORKER - HIGH SCHOOL INTERVENTIONIST _______________________________________________________________________________________________ JOB DESCRIPTION REVISION DATE: October 15, 2012 DEPARTMENT / SCHOOL: Chief of Equity and Social Justice REPORTS TO: High School Principal SUPERVISES: None POSITION GOAL: To systematically focus on students identified as high risk with multiple class failures, high absenteeism, truancy and potential drop outs. The goal of this position is to outreach to students at high risk, understand their underlying need, and advocate for needed resources for dramatic student school attendance increases, daily classroom attendance increases, credit recovery program accessibility, social-emotional supports, and overall successful completion of on-time graduation rates. This position will coordinate RTI/PBIS efforts in each PreK-12 feeder school patterns, coordinate all appropriate internal and external organizational and agency service student interventions and preventions will be the focus of this position. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1.

Excellent outreach skills for students at high risk of drop out, course failure and absenteeism. 2. Excellent outreach skills for students who are chronically truant. 3.

Excellent understanding of RtI/PBIS for all grade levels PreK-12. 4. Experienced capacity, ability, and willingness to relentlessly build collaborations within the school environment between teachers, support staff, deans and administration. 5.

Experienced capacity, ability, and willingness to relentlessly build colaborations with partner agencies outside of the school to provide services for students at high risk. 6. Dramatically strengthen PreK-12 feeder pattern collaboration and implementation of RtI and PBIS to build seemless coherence, cohesion, and consistency around services for students when they transistion from elementary school to middle school and then from middle school to high school. 7.

Excellent capacity, ability, and willingness to relentlessly advocate, manage, and monitor student course programing in PreK-12 school environments that lead to documented student success. 8. Ability to systematically and upon spontaneous request gather, collate, present/report out data against established student performance metrics. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: 1.

None KNOWLEDGE AND CRITICAL SKILLS: 1. Grief, Trauma and Violence experience 2. RTI/PBIS 3. Collaborative ability to work with multiple staff, students and families 10/23/08 HR-STF-F009 Page 1 of 3 SCHOOL DISTRICT U-46 JOB DESCRIPTION SOCIAL WORKER - HIGH SCHOOL INTERVENTIONIST _______________________________________________________________________________________________ EXPERIENCE: 1.

Master's Degree in Social Work 2. Illinois School Service Personnel Certificate (Type 73) wih a social work endoresement 3. Previous school social work experience preferred Comments: The goals of this poition include the following: Position Goals for D2015 Reduce the number of 2/5 student to 3% or below at the school of assignment. Reduce class absenteeism by 50% from the 2010-11 totals at the school of assignment.

Reduce the students suspended for 10 days or more by 75% at the school of assignment. Reduce the dropout rate to below 1% at school of assignment. Dramatically strengthen feeder pattern collaboration in RTI/PBIS by maintaining at least a 95% attendance rate at all related meetings. Increase outside agencies collaboration through the School Alliance partnerships.

Increase the number students mentored by outside agencies by 50%. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: 1. Working in a school setting for the majority of the day. 2.

Some travel may be required between schools 3. Must work in noisy and crowded environments. 4. Indoors or outdoors in a busy school environment.

5. Frequently work at a fast pace with unscheduled interruptions. 6. May be required to leave main work site to attend meetings.

7. Public contact requiring appropriate business-like apparel. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 1. Requires prolonged sitting or standing.

2. Occasionally requires physical exertion to manually move, lift carry, pull, or push heavy objects or materials. 3. Occasional stooping, bending, and reaching.

ADA: The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Nine month position (189 work days) EVALUATION: Performance of the position will be evaluated with provisions set by the Board of Education as per contract.

10/23/08 HR-STF-F009 Page 2 of 3 Employee Signature: ________________________________ Date: _____________ SCHOOL DISTRICT U-46 JOB DESCRIPTION SOCIAL WORKER - HIGH SCHOOL INTERVENTIONIST _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Supervisor Signature: ________________________________ Date: _____________ 10/23/08 HR-STF-F009 Page 3 of 3

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