Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School seeks an experienced school Social Worker to work primarily with Middle School students in grades fifth through eighth. This individual should be passionate about advocating for and supporting students, skilled in nurturing relationships, an outstanding communicator, knowledgeable in the developmental needs and issues for children and have a strong background in clinical skills to support a strong social work department
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Current LCSW or LCPC license and master's degree in social work or counseling (required) and the proper Illinois state licensure for school social work (preferred).
The ability and experiences to deliver clinical services to students on caseload and within the school community.
Experience in and knowledge of on-going progress monitoring, an understanding of goal setting, assessment skills, behavioral intervention plans, and background supporting students in need of academic and social emotional support.
The ability to coordinate ongoing collaboration and consultation with teachers, parents, administration, and private providers as well as others in the mental health field.
An understanding of crisis response and interventions for students in critical need.
Have a tremendous capacity to listen with compassion, genuine interest and sincerity, and professionalism so as to serve well the Bernard Zell community.
Keep informed about the expectations of the ISBE for nonpublic schools, state mandates, Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and any governing body that may directly impact our students.
Minimum Qualifications QUALIFICATION AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree required.
Current LCSW or LCPC license and master's degree in social work or counseling required.
Proper Illinois state licensure for school social work preferred.
Social Work experience in a school setting
Have experience reading and interpreting diagnostic screenings.
Experience working with students with diverse learning needs in a school setting.
Experience working with children in the age of early adolescence.
Knowledge and experience in supporting school-wide social emotional curriculum and individual counseling.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Energetic, collaborative, well organized, self-directed, and have excellent time-management skills and flexibility.
Skilled in developing and implementing specialized intervention for individual students, small groups as well as full classroom instruction to nurture social /emotional growth.
Able to establish and nurture relationships with students and parents and be able to offer parent consultation.
Know how to effectively collect and interpret data for the purposes of providing developmentally appropriate services for students as well as to inform faculty, staff, and parents/ guardians.
Possess strong technology skills for report writing, emailing, development of documentation, and design and delivery of presentations.
Have knowledge of professional resources in the mental health field so as to support the work and the needs that may arise in the school setting.
Support the mission and vision of Bernard Zell and work collaboratively with the parents, faculty, and staff.
Willingness to learn and grow professionally.
Have an understanding of the different stages of learning and development.
About Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School (www.bernardzell.org) is an independent Jewish day school for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning, and deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world. A pluralistic community day school, Bernard Zell welcomes students and families of varied religious beliefs and observance. The school combines Jewish learning and tradition with the best of innovative educational practice in a challenging and nurturing learning environment.