KIPP New Orleans Schools

New Orleans, LA

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
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Organization: KIPP New Orleans Schools
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School Social Worker

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KIPP New Orleans Schools

New Orleans, LA

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP New Orleans Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact:  
Email:

General Position Overview 
KIPP New Orleans is seeking a dynamic School Social Worker who will bring unique knowledge and skills to the school system and the student services team.  School Social Workers are concerned with a student’s functioning in school especially when school adjustment difficulties, poor school attendance and/or social problems impede pupil educational advancement. The School Social Worker might serve on the Schools RTI Team and as a member of the Pupil Appraisal Team. This includes but is not limited to conducting formal and informal assessments, communicating with parents, providing behavioral interventions and connecting families with community resources.

About KIPP New Orleans Schools
KIPP New Orleans Schools is a non-profit network of 12 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating 5500 elementary, middle, and high school students. We have a track record of preparing students for success in college and life for over a decade, and our goal is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths they need to pursue a life filled with choices.  

Our schools are part of the free New Orleans public school system and enrollment is open to all students.  As part of the national Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) network of 242 schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia, we are committed to partnering with the community to ensure that all children have the knowledge, skills and character they need to achieve their dreams while making the world a better place.  We believe that great teachers and school leaders, a supportive learning environment, and an emphasis on both academics and character are the foundation for student success, and we strive to provide these for every child.

At KIPP New Orleans Schools, teachers, students, and families are all united around the same goal: college and a choice-filled life. We believe that an excellent college-preparatory education will set students up for success in whatever life path they choose. Through collective hard work and commitment, KIPP students complete college at a rate that is above the national average for all students and four times higher than that of students from similar economic backgrounds.

Qualifications: 
  • Previous experience conducting formal and informal assessments, communicating with parents, providing behavioral interventions, and connecting families with community resources required
  • Experience working with students from a low income community highly preferred
  • Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker/BAS or Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Recognized as a School Social Work Specialist and certification as a Qualified School Social Worker and Child Welfare and Attendance Supervisor by the Louisiana State Department of Education highly preferred   
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:                              
  • Serve as member of the in-school Student Support Services Team (SSS Team) for initial and re-evaluations.
  • Completes psychosocial histories as part of the student evaluation including a parent and student interview.
  • Completes classroom observations and teacher interviews in order to provide information on school performance and give impressions and recommendations for next steps.
  • Provides individual and group treatment as indicated on Individual Education Plans (IEP) and documents all clinical activity.
  • Writes annual IEP goals and notes monthly progress and advisory reports related to IEP goals
  • Documents efforts to reach non-responsive students and keeps monthly contact sheets.
  • Conducts functional behavioral assessments and creates behavior intervention plans (FBA/BIP) as needed for students.
  • Completes risk assessments for suicidal/homicidal ideation
  • Participates in annual IEP meetings and Manifestation Determination Hearings, as needed.
  • Participates on the RTI/MTSS Team and provides services and interventions as assigned including FBA/BIPs, individual counseling, parent interviews and psychosocial histories, community referrals, etc
  • Advises and collaborates with teachers, case managers, teams on students who exhibit behavior problems and / or failing grades.  
Compensation
Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience.  Additionally, KIPP New Orleans Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package.