School Social Worker

KIPP SoCal Public Schools - Los Angeles, CA

About Us
KIPP SoCal Public Schools (KIPP SoCal) is a nonprofit organization that operates tuition-free, open-enrollment, public charter schools focused on preparing students in systemically under-resourced communities in Southern California for choice filled lives. In July 2019, KIPP LA Public Schools and KIPP San Diego Public Schools united to become KIPP SoCal Public Schools to better meet the needs of our students. We currently operate 19 schools, educate approximately 8,200 students and support an additional 4,300 alumni who are attending high school and college.
School Social Worker Opportunity
Provide school-based individual and group counseling services to students with IEPs with Designated Instructional Service (DIS) counseling goals/needs
Maintain documentation within compliance of KIPP SoCal regulation and procedures
Provide advocacy, child welfare, and case management services to students
Collaborate with all school staff including Resource Specialist (RSP), School Psychologist and Lead Education Specialist for the continued evaluation of current DIS counseling students
Assess, identify and provide clinical interventions to students with emotional, social, attendance and/or behavioral concerns within the general education population. Provide threat assessment and risk management crisis services. Collaborate with community-based agencies and provide referral services
Participate in the development of school-wide prevention, initiatives and policies related to safety, violence prevention and positive culture, social/emotional health, and the welfare of students
Supports the training and education of MSW interns as a field instructor or preceptor, depending on experience
Facilitate staff trainings and professional development bringing knowledge of developmental social/emotional needs of students
Perform consultations with classroom teachers and be a resource for school site personnel on mental health and social/emotional issues that may affect classroom performance
Identify student needs and provide prevention and intervention for concerns such as substance use, gang affiliation, sexual education, etc
Provide and manage peer mediation and group counseling lessons (identification of students, selection criterion, training, facilitation, etc.)
School Social Worker Qualifications
Master’s in Social Work (MSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) required
Pupil Personnel Services Credential required
At least one year of supervised employment in the field of school social work with school-age children or one year of supervised field placement experience (accredited by the Council on Social Work Education) in a school mental health setting working with school-age children
Training in clinical interventions and providing evidence-based therapy to youth and families
Knowledge of special programs, guidance and scheduling preferred
Knowledge of district policies and procedures related to special education and DIS services
Ability to work as a part of multiple teams
Knowledge of and experience with RTI/SST programs and interventions
Demonstrated commitment to students’ wellbeing and learning
Ability to connect with people from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds (including but not limited to homeless and LGBTQ youth)
Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
School Social Worker Perks
Very competitive compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package
100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of cost
Employer paid KIPP SoCal life insurance
401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP SoCal
Voluntary Benefits (Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, Pet Insurance, etc.)
Generous time off program includes 22 holidays and 10 days sick leave
Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, tuition reimbursement for dependents, etc.)

KIPP SoCal Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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