Full Job Description
The Children's Guild Brooklyn Campus - Baltimore, MD
Wake up every morning knowing you have the power and the tools to change lives. We are looking for an enthusiastic School Social Worker to foster and assist in facilitating the intellectual and social development of our Kindergarten through eighth grade students; as well as their families.
Who we are:
The Children’s Guild is a nonprofit, child-serving organization dedicated to serving children and adolescents who have been traumatized by life experiences or who have autism spectrum disorder and/or multiple disabilities in Maryland and Washington D.C. Founded in 1953, The Children’s Guild has become one of the largest providers of special education, group living, treatment foster care and family mental health services in Maryland.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Participating in Behavior Management and Crisis Intervention
Understanding of best practices in childhood and family engagement, curriculum, instruction and assessment and/or willingness to build knowledge and skills in these areas
Managing a caseload of kindergarten through eighth grade students
Developing relationships and working collaboratively with administrators, school staff, parents/families and community partners to develop effective systems of prevention and support to meet the differentiated needs of children
Engaging school leaders in conversations about supporting the developmental and learning needs of children and families through data-informed, evidence based practices,
Conducting classroom observations and providing recommendations to teachers/families as needed to improve behavior management strategies and supports,
Conducting individual, family and group counseling
Having conversations about areas of strength and areas for improvement; to be solutions-oriented, positive, reflective, and straightforward with teachers, school leaders, colleagues, and supervisors
Leading the implementation of family engagement activities that support families in building the skills and knowledge to effectively support their children’s learning in and out of the classroom.
Delivering professional development to peers, school leaders, teachers and community groups
Demonstrating the knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
Other duties as assigned by school administration
Master’s in Social Work Degree
Licensure at the LMSW-C or LMSW level