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  • School Social Worker (K-1)

    Regeneration Schools
    Job Description
    SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER (K-1)
    REGENERATION SCHOOLS
     
    ReGeneration Schools is a non-profit charter management organization that starts and manages outstanding urban schools that close the opportunity gap through a college prep and character mission. ReGeneration serves over 1600 students in Chicago, IL, and is launching the Bond Hill campus in Cincinnati, Ohio for the 2019-2020 school year!  The students and families in Cincinnati deserve great school options and we are grateful for the opportunity to help fulfill that promise. 
     
    We are looking for a founding Part-Time Social Worker (K-1) for the Bond Hill campus in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The founding Social Worker will have the opportunity to build a school from the ground up and help create a lasting institution in Cincinnati.  The Social Worker must have a proven track record of working with families and community agencies in alleviating adverse conditions in order to promote academic success for all students. This individual will conduct screenings and assessments, and provide individual and group counseling.  This individual will help develop positive relationships with school staff, students and their families and contribute significantly in building a learning team. This individual will also function as a member of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team to determine student’s eligibility for special services, appropriate programming, and on-going progress. 
     
    Qualifications:
    • Believes low-income students can become college and career ready.
    • High expectations on personal and team performance.
    • Flexible to changing priorities and conditions.
    • Demonstrate initiative and creativity.
    • Organized and ability to multi-task to meet deadlines. 
    • Communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
    • Strong general knowledge of the student population and experience with successful intervention strategies.
    • At least 2 years of social worker experience in an urban setting required.
    • Valid Ohio State License required.
    • Bachelor degree, master degree preferred. 
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Collaborate, troubleshoot and communicate with students, parents/guardians, school leaders, and community stakeholders (with prompt response).
    • Develop programs that provide counseling to address the child's social, emotional and academic needs in areas such as school performance, anger management, conflict resolution or substance abuse, etc.
    • Facilitate processes for the evaluation of students for special education services and fully participate on the multidisciplinary team to promote student well-being.
    • Use informal and formal assessments to support the development of students.
    • Assess the need for and conduct instruction to parents on various topics including parenting skills, behavior management, ADHD, etc.
    • Addresses legal issues such as child abuse, discipline and custodial arrangements.
    • Provide one-on-one counseling or group counseling as needed to students and families.
    • Collaborate with city and state agencies for crisis management strategies.
    • Participate in IEP conferences including the preparation of IEP goals and objectives.
    • Provide appropriate supervision of students during class breaks, meals, specials, and transitions to maintain optimal work environment and to ensure students’ safety and well-being.
    • Help complete necessary school wide duties for the successful and orderly functioning of the school (e.g., hallway supervision, arrival/departure transitions, field trips, etc.) and other such duties as the Principal may request.
    • Attend and participate in events outside of normal school hours (e.g. family nights, student performances, filed trips, report card pick-up, teacher-parent conferences, family orientations, etc.).
    • Partner with the Dean of Students to design and coordinate family-engagement and family-education activities (e.g. monthly family meetings, home visits and records procurement for newly enrolled students, workshops, etc.).
    • Engage families in their children’s education.
    • Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues.
    • Other duties as assigned. 
     
    Compensation: 
    Competitive salary (based on education and experience) and generous benefit package.
     
    How to apply:
    Submit an application at
    http://www.regenerationschools.org/careers/, or contact Josh Kremer at jkremer@regenerationschools.org.
     
    ReGeneration is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability.
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