Here’s what you need to know: As a School Social Worker, you will support special education and general education students to reach their fullest academic and social potential. A bit more about you…you have strong organizational skills and are a communications ace. You want to help kids on an individual basis. You’re willing to do whatever it takes to help each student be successful.
MSW, LSW, or LCSW required.
1-2 years’ experience in counseling and working with adolescents and families
Knowledge of community social service resources and how to access them
Understanding of current rules and regulations regarding child study teams, special education assessments and program requirements
Unwavering commitment to our students and their success
Ability to communicate clearly and to invest stakeholders in student goals
Ability to establish relationships with students and families at all costs
Solution orientation and ability to bring a new lens to challenging problems
A high level of organization skills and attention to detail
Here’s what you’ll be doing:
Serve as a case manager to students with identified special needs as well as for students being referred to the Child Study Team.
Communicate effectively with parents and all stakeholders involved in the IEP process
Use clinical skills to provide group and individual counseling
Provide crisis counseling to students and families experiencing mental health and/or social service emergencies
Deliver behavior management and de-escalation techniques to create a safe school environment for all students.
Implement behavior intervention plans and monitor student progress in conjunction with the school support team.
Compensation & Benefits In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP NJ offers a full comprehensive benefits plan, including health care, retirement, an optional subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, a school laptop and transportation benefits for TEAMmates commuting into New Jersey from the New York area.
About KIPP New Jersey KIPP New Jersey schools are part of the nationally recognized “Knowledge Is Power Program” non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark’s South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to teach over 5,100 students in grades K-12 in Newark and Camden. 92% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Today, we have grown to 16 (K-12) schools throughout Newark and Camden, NJ. Learn more about KIPP here.
KIPP New Jersey/KIPP Miami is an equal opportunity employer.