School Psychologist/Social Worker, Full-Time. Waukegan IL

School Psychologist/Social Worker, Full-Time. Waukegan IL

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST/SOCIAL WORKER-Waukegan, IL Organization Overview The Menta Group has a reputation for giving professionals the tools to be successful in any educational environment. With over 40 years of experience in the Illinois educational system staff receives the highest degree of training and ongoing support. Our programming focuses on collaboration between all members of the team in order to meet the needs of our students. At the Menta Group, we are constantly looking to build upon the strengths of our staff and provide opportunities for growth and development within the organization. Through the fostering of a collaborative environment and innovative ideas for meeting student needs, all of our staff plays a critical role in the proven success rate of our students. The Menta Group is committed to providing you with ongoing training and support as well as in opportunities to invest in furthering your education. The Lakeshore Academy is a special education school for kindergarten through 12th grade students in the Waukegan Metro Area who are challenged by social-emotional, learning, and behavioral difficulties. The curriculum is taught with an engaged learning methodology that nurtures academic, behavioral, and social-emotional growth. Our educational model encourages the development of academic and social-emotional skills in a positive and well-structured learning environment, with a focus on preparation for postsecondary education, employment, and citizenship. Job Description Clinicians provide building leadership to effectively help students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. Clinical staff members provide direct educational and mental health services for students, as well as work with parents, educators, and other professionals to create supportive academic learning and social environments for all students. This includes data-based decision making and accountability, consultation and collaboration, interventions and instructional support to develop academic skills, school-wide practices to promote learning, interventions and mental health services to develop social and life skills, preventive and responsive services, family-school collaboration services, diversity in development and learning, research and program evaluation, and legal, ethical, and professional practice. Job Responsibilities School certified social worker with valid certification or licensure School Psychologist or Clinical Psychologist with valid certification or licensure Strong leadership and interpersonal skills Strong consultative and data analysis abilities Knowledge of special education laws and procedures Creative thinker who can develop a wide range of interventions meeting the needs of a diverse student population Excellent communicator Experience creating and implementing FBAs/BIPs (preferred) This position offers access to medical, dental, vision plans, 403(b), sick pay, holiday pay, and personal days. The salary range is comparable for the position and area, depending upon certification / licensure and qualifications. All of our programs post their open teaching positions on our website and feature an easy-to-complete application process. How to apply: www.thementagroup.org/careers/apply Send resume to: lynne.nicolas@menta.com Fax: (630) 907-0197 tom.hurlburt@menta.com Fax: (847) 599-2475 www.thementagroup.org eoe