Summer School/Social Worker
Oak Park and River Forest High School
Job Title: Social Worker – Summer School
Reports to: Director of Pupil Personnel Services
Terms and Conditions: 2020 Summer School (June 8 – July 16, Monday-Thursday), 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
July 17 reserved as a possible makeup day.
Mandatory Orientation June 4, 9-11 a.m.
Salary: $55.00 per hour.
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OPRF – WHO WE ARE…
Oak Park and River Forest High School, or OPRF, is a comprehensive public high school located in Oak Park, Ill., a suburb eight miles due west of downtown Chicago. We are a one-school district, with the majority of our students coming from two sender districts, River Forest Public Schools District 90 and Oak Park Elementary School District 97. We offer more than 200 courses, a variety of programs for students with special needs, 75 clubs and activities, and 29 competitive sports. We prepare our students well for post-secondary success, with an average ACT composite score of 24 and a 94% graduation rate.
Oak Park and River Forest are communities that highly value diversity. OPRF is a founding member of the national Minority Student Achievement Network, and our school is racially and economically diverse, with about 44% of our 3,300 students identifying as African-American, Hispanic, multiracial, or Asian. Our villages have long embraced the LGBTQ community, and we have a significant mix of homeowners and renters.
We seek faculty and staff who have high expectations for all students, and who value student voice in education. As a school, we are particularly focused on closing opportunity gaps for our students of color.
OPRF is an equal opportunity employer that provides equal employment opportunities to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. OPRF’s goal is to increase its representation of people of color.
Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 is a progressive district that is focused not only on our tradition of excellence but our future. The District prides itself in offering our students a comprehensive 9-12 college and career readiness curriculum and a rich arts education program. Our students are curious, creative, and they come ready to learn. More than 90 percent of our students go on to college.
Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 believes that we can “become an ever-improving model of equity and excellence that will enable all students to achieve their full potential.” We can accomplish this through dedicated teachers, staff, and administration who build relationships with students and have high expectations for themselves and their students. We believe in planning for and providing the academic and developmental support students need to meet those expectations. We further believe that every student can learn through exposure to academically challenging content, feedback during learning, and the educator’s knowledge and skill.
Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 is a great place for those who are interested in an environment that supports creativity, leadership at all levels, innovation, a focus on professional and curriculum development, and the best practices of instruction. We are currently seeking individuals to join our team where we enable all students to achieve their full potential every day.
Hold a Professional Educators License in the area of School Social Work required.
Minimum 3 years’ experience in working with students with emotional, behavioral, intellectual and academic needs in the area of social work.
Knowledge about evidence based practices and interventions that meet the social-emotional learning needs of all students.
Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills.
Experience in writing Social Developmental Studies.
Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Applications.
Experience with behavior plans and functional behavioral assessments.
Certification, Licensure, Training:
Applicants must complete all requirements of this job as stated with the regulations of the Illinois State Board of Education (http://www.isbe.net) and policies of the Oak Park & River Forest School District 200 Board of Education.
The position requires an individual to assist students with academic learning by providing strategic services that identify and address the social-emotional-environmental issues that impacts their ability to progress educationally without social and emotional support. The students being serviced in this program have demonstrated difficulty their social emotional functioning and require a self-contained program taught by specialized teachers with daily support given by the social worker. The program will provide the supports and educational planning needed to maximize success for students. The social worker will work collaboratively with parents/guardians, teachers, school staff, and community based resources that promote students' positive school adjustment.
Essential Duties: (Other duties may be assigned)
Determines and implements appropriate evidence based strategies to effect changes in behavioral interactions of students.
Provides individual and group counseling to students.
Collaborates with school staff and other school system personnel in implementing strategies and interventions to promote student learning, growth, and development.
Provides crisis intervention services.
Provides staff consultation on behavioral and emotional issues affecting student participation in the learning process.
Conducts classroom meetings, psycho-educational social skills groups, and classroom presentations on identified areas of concern for the students.
Maintains required clinical records and submits appropriate documents for statistical reports with adherence to program standards in school social work.
Serves as a liaison between families and the school to positively promote collaborative processes in educational planning for students by encouraging parent/guardian participation in the school setting.
Conducts phone calls related to establishing communication and positive connections between the parent/guardian and school setting around identified issues.
Locates community resources to support the educational program.
Serves as liaison with agencies and assists in fostering communication between schools, parents/guardians, and community.
Attends meetings and professional development activities as required.
Complete social-emotional evaluations.
Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Conducts monthly parent meetings to support students and families.
Job Responsibilities: (Others responsibilities may be assigned.)
Works within the policies and regulations of the OPRF; Illinois public acts and regulations as described by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE); and applicable Federal laws, regulations and guidelines applicable to the education of high school students and staff.
Makes professional decisions that demonstrate support of the mission, goals and best interests of OPRF as expressed Board of Education approved documents including the Strategic Plan and Building Improvement Plans.
Responsible for the safety, well-being, and work output of others under his/her supervision.
Utilizes community, state and national resources where necessary to promote the safety and welfare of students.
Skills, Physical Demands, and Work Environment.
In order to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all essential duties and responsibilities. The requirements listed below are representative of the skills, physical demands, and work environment required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Skills Required: The employee in this position must have the ability to:
Read, analyze and interpret documents including correspondence in print or electronic formats,
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all members of the school community,
Communicate clearly and concisely in verbal or written form,
Write reports as needed. The ability to effectively present information and respond to questions is required.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:
Sit, stand, talk and hear for extended periods of time, operate electronic equipment; and reach with hands and arms and will repeat actions with the same hand, arm or finger motion,
Have vision abilities required include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus (The ability to withstand long-term use of computer devices is required.),
To have occasional lifting carrying, pushing, and/or pulling and dexterity actions within job standards
Employee Performance Evaluation:
Job performance evaluations are completed annually by the Director of Pupil and Personnel Services.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive listing of the duties performed in this position. The individuals currently holding this position perform additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.
Oak Park & River Forest High School District 200 (OPRF) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This position description should not be considered to contain every function/responsibility that an individual may be asked to perform by his/her supervisor. Employees are expected to perform other related functions as assigned.