School Social Worker SES – Nokomis, IL
Special Education Services (SES), an affiliate of The Menta Group, is a non-profit agency serving K-12 high-risk children in Illinois and Arizona.
We are currently seeking qualified progressive applicants for the position of school social worker for an Alternative Education School located in Nokomis, Illinois. 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 post-secondary education, employment, and citizenship. Programming is designed for students with significant cognitive, behavior, and learning difficulties.
The curriculum is individualized to meet each student's special needs with an emphasis on four major community living domains: self-management/home living, vocational, recreation/leisure, and general community functioning. It includes functional academics and embedded training in social-emotional skills, communication, and motor skills. The high school curriculum aids students in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary for success in post-secondary education and/or employment settings. For those students preparing to transition back to a public school setting, our transition specialist provides active support throughout the process.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Emphasis on work skills as a basis for a career path curriculum
Flexible in which subject areas that they can work
Student focused approach while presenting general areas of required subject material.
Willingness to be trained in working with Behavioral/Emotional Disordered students
Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast paced environment
Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
This job opening is an immediate starting position with salary comparable with the position and area.
Key Job Responsibilities:
• Multidisciplinary collaboration
• Strong skills in school-based problem-solving
• Positive behavioral support
• Progress monitoring and evaluations
• Behavioral and academic interventions
• Direct service to children and adolescents
• Consultation with teaching staff, parents, agencies and school districts
A State LCSW license/certification type 73 is required for this position and other candidates will not be considered.
Experience working with Special Education students with significant emotional and behavioral disorders is preferred.
Apply at this web site: www.thementagroup.org/careers/apply Barb.firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Thu, January 30, 2014
by K Becknell