Long-Term Substitute School Social Worker job – Community Unit School District 300 – Carpentersville, IL

Community Unit District 300

2016/2017 School Year


Long-Term Substitute Social Worker to help with compliance and IEP and social work groups in the building.

Estimated dates: January 3, 2017 through February 3, 2017

Duties and Responsibilities:
Actively identifying and addressing systemic barriers to learning.

Serving as change agents to bring stakeholders together in collaborative efforts to create an environment that is conducive to effective problem-solving and learning.

Conducting needs assessments and progress monitoring.

Developing, implementing, and evaluating programs that address educational and behavioral concerns.

Training staff in the foundations, evidence-based instructional strategies, implementation, and evaluation of RTI practices.

Assisting administrators and staff to understand the familial, cultural and community components of students’ responses to instruction, learning and academic success.

Evaluating student progress specific to behavioral, emotional, and mental health concerns and the effects on academic progress.

Continuing the traditional school social work role of serving as the liaison to families, the community and other stakeholders to ensure open communication and continuing dialogue.

Facilitating and coordinating the delivery of educational and mental health services with and by community agencies and service providers.

Being informed liaisons to parents, assisting them to effectively participate in their child’s education and to strengthen their parenting skills.

Helping parents to understand their child’s developmental and educational needs and expand their knowledge base of RTI practices and strategies.

Consulting with all stakeholders to ensure that the intervention plan devised is appropriate to the needs of the targeted student or students.

Ensuring that the team process and decisions are implemented in accord with the goals and desired outcome of the team and the evidence-based strategies chosen.

Assisting team members to understand mental health and behavioral concerns of students identified as needing assistance and the potential impact of chosen interventions.

Providing relevant training regarding problem-solving steps and decision-making.

Serving as a resource to educators and other team members on understanding the process and requirements of RTI initiatives.

Early intervention with struggling learners to link them with appropriate resources.

Ongoing progress monitoring.

Comprehensive formal and informal ecological assessments including academic functioning, social/emotional and mental health functioning, adaptive functioning, and family and community interactions.

Working with District and Building administration on development and implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

Development and monitoring of Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP).

Comprehensive family services. Individual counseling services.

Small group counseling.

Community liaison to ensure adequate and appropriate resources for students and families in need.

Helping students to develop and maintain personal, social and academic competencies.

Consultation to and with educators and administration to ensure understanding and support of struggling learners.

Crisis response for students in critical need (e.g. suicide ideation, self-harm, family crisis, homelessness).

Maintain accurate, complete and correct records as required by Law, District policy and administrative regulations.

Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations and Board Policy.

Make provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.

Attend and participate in meetings involving the faculty and other participant that are of reasonable length and address relevant educational topics as a legitimate function and obligation of professional educators.

Cooperate in selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials.

Develop, Implement and monitor student IEP needs in compliance with state and federal law and district procedures.


  • Illinois Licensure – School Social Worker Endorsement
  • Experience working with adolescents and their families and running group sessions.
  • Bilingual preferred.

Application Procedures:

  • Apply online
  • Three step interview process that includes district and building process

Selection Process:
Applicants will be reviewed by District 300’s Education Services.

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