Social Worker - Ledyard Public Schools
Position: Social Worker
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Elementary School Social Worker
Job Location: Gallup Hill School
Beginning: Mar 01, 2024
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Ledyard Public Schools
Ledyard, CT 06339
Telephone: 860-464-9255
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Job Description:
Due to increased mental health needs and the infusion of ESSR funds, Gallup Hill School is seeking a full time school social worker who excels in crisis management and emotionally challenging situations. 
The school social worker under the general supervision of the building Administrator provides students, families, administrators, and staff with guidance and consultation to address personal, emotional, familial, or social issues to help students succeed academically, socially and emotionally.
The successful candidate will possess:
  • Experience with students in special education programs
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with school, students, parents and community based agencies
  • Professional clinical experience with children and their families
  • Commitment to working with parents and students as partners in education
  • Belief that all students can learn and become socially responsible
  • Respect for all children and their families
Responsibilities:
  • Assists students and teaching staff in implementing students' behavior management plans
  • Conducts individual and group counseling as recommended in a student’s IEP or 504 plan
  • Develops goals and objectives for students with IEP counseling services
  • Coordinates with administrators and staff members to ascertain individual student's abilities and needs, including students with special needs, and to familiarize stakeholders with social work services
  • Serves as a ready resource to students and families to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and behavioral management; serves as liaison between home and school
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research, and by maintaining professional relationships
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping
  • Engages family in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents
  • Selects and requisitions appropriate books, aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by central office administrators and/or building level administrators 
Qualifications:
  • Must possess or be eligible for CT certification (071) 
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is required 
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work is required
  • Two or more years of experience in an elementary school setting
Salary and Benefits:  Physical Requirements:
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer or standing
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times
  • Must be able to traverse the classroom and adjust one's tone and height, by bending or leaning, in order to communicate effectively with each child


To Apply:
 
Applications will only be accepted online. Review of applications may begin immediately.
Please visit the Ledyard Public Schools website, http://www.ledyard.net/district/employment_opportunities
or
Access the application at: https://www.applitrack.com/ledyard/onlineapp/  to apply.
 
As an equal opportunity employer, the Ledyard Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, disability (including pregnancy), status as a Veteran, or any classification protected by state or federal law.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
**** REAP Applicants: If you want to notify the school district of your interest in this job, click here.

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