Special Ed Social Worker - Geiger

Lewiston Public Schools Lewiston, ME
SUMMARY: Provide a problem solving or therapeutic service to children and their families. Serves as a member of diagnostic teams and members of educational planning and placement committees and provides psychological, and sociological assessment information.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. Other duties may be assigned.

Performs casework service with individual students to correct those personal, social or emotional maladjustment's related to their educational and social progress. Provides therapeutic intervention as directed by the IEP team.

Coordinate or serve as a member of diagnostic teams and educational planning and placement committees and provide psychological and sociological assessment information related to planning for children with adjustment problems.

Consults and collaborates with other school personnel in gathering and giving information on a case, and in establishing and planning for respective roles in the modification of the student's behavior.

Performs casework service with parents as an integral part of the task of helping students, to increase the parents' understanding, their constructive participation in resolving their child's problems and their knowledge and use of appropriate resources available.

Makes home visits for the purpose of assessing supports within the students family system.

Assists students with adjustment to school.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervises students.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Master's degree from a graduate school of social work program.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Licensed clinical social worker. (MSW, LSW, LCPC)

To apply, please upload electronic copies of the following documents:

* Proof of fingerprints

* Resume

* Application

* Transcripts

* Maine certification (if any)

* Three letters of reference

* Written explanation of any gaps in employment

* Written explanation for answering YES to any of the background section questions

Must be Maine certified #282