Coordinated Youth and Human Services
  • 08-Nov-2018 to 07-Jan-2019 (CST)
  • Education
  • Granite City, IL, USA
  • Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY

Staff counselor/social worker will provide therapeutic intervention and consultation to students and their families, and provide individual, group, family therapy, and crisis intervention for students as needed.

CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES

Clinical

  • Provide clinical service delivery for individuals on assigned caseload.
  • Implement daily social emotional group lessons.
  • Provide crisis management to students as need arises.
  • Conduct intake and biopsychosocial assessments and provide case management.
  • Work in collaboration with teachers and paraprofessionals regarding students' academic and behavior concerns, interpersonal relationships, and coping skills.
  • Counsel with students outside of their caseload on an as needed basis or at supervisor's request.

Case Management

  • Serve as liaison between CYHS and outside agencies that provide services to our students.
  • Serve as a liaison to families for students on caseload.

Academic Support

  • Assist in completing any necessary paperwork for special education students to keep IEP's updated and participate in meetings.
  • Administer standardized testing to students on assigned caseload.

Additional

  • Assist with coverage when staff are absent, as determined by the supervisor.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and in-services as required.
  • Work cooperatively with colleagues and administration to implement school policies and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master's degree in Social Work or Counseling required.
  2. Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Licensed Social Worker (LSW), or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) is preferred.
  3. Minimum of at least two years of social worker experience perferred.
  4. Experience working with youth with emotional/behavioral/academic difficulties preferred. This experience should include work with adolescents and families utilizing therapeutic interventions.
  5. Positive, empathetic approach and ability to build rapport and communicate effectively with students and families.
  6. The ability to work and interact with all school personnel and students in a cooperative, collaborative and courteous manner.
  7. Ability to work under stressful situations.
  8. Must have effective organizational skills, time management, and flexibility to meet staff and students' needs.
  9. Have a willingness to assume any responsibilities appropriate for the position.
  10. Support the Mission, Vision and Core Values of the agency.

CYHS CORE VALUES

Commitment - Meeting the needs of those we serve through professional services: Demonstrates a clear commitment to the agency's mission by exhibiting a shared concern for team members and clientele above personal interest. Has a healthy, manageable and sustainable commitment to doing a job well and going above and beyond when it is truly required. Supports fundraising. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better client experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Pursues self-development that enhances job performance.

Compassion Unconditional empathy for all.

Listens attentively to others and demonstrates an openness  toward understanding concerns, feelings and needs. Makes wise assessments and adjusts behavior and style to effectively address situation. Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.

Service - Community support through professionalism, accessibility, and advocacy.

Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Exhibits competence, good judgement, reliability, and polite behavior in order to meet the expectations of clients and the agency. Strives to provide service by means of advocacy.

Integrity - Upholding honesty, ethical principles and moral values.

Takes responsibility for one's own actions. Acknowledges weaknesses and easily admits mistakes.  Accurately assess personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Makes sound judgements and transfers learning from one situation to another.

Teamwork - Collaboration among programs to reflect a diversity of ideas and service delivery.

Builds effective, supportive working relationships with team members. Reaches out to others in different programs for ideas, points out the contribution of others, shares credit, emphasizes team over self, and defines success collectively rather than individually. Seeks first to understand the other person's point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Willing to assist other agency employees when they need help and willing to share ideas with others. Able to adjust behavior and style to adapt to needs of others on the team.

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