Maryville Academy has an opening for full time Social Worker in our Jen School.
About Maryville Academy
For more than 134 years, Maryville has been committed to providing protection and guidance to children. As the world has changed, so have the needs of the families and children we serve. Maryville has adapted by focusing on our community�s most critical issues. Today, our range of programs includes residential care, mental health services, healthcare and family support services, as well as a variety of educational and youth development offerings. Maryville�s mission is to help children and families to reach their fullest potential by empowering intellectual, spiritual, moral and emotional growth.
About the Jen School
Jen School provides specialized academic and vocational opportunities for young men experiencing academic, emotional, behavioral or cognitive challenges that can potentially limit their life success. Students are served in uniquely designed classrooms to maximize effectiveness across the continuum of age and disability type.
About the School Social Worker Position
The School Social Worker provides both direct and indirect counseling services to students and their families and/or legal guardians. The School Social Worker provides services as required by the student�s IEP to assist individuals in meeting their social-emotional and educational potential. The School Social Worker will work with families/legal guardians, outside agencies and school district personnel to provide consultation, transition planning, and educational services coordination. The School Social Worker serves as an integral member of the school team.
- Completes social developmental studies and cultural and/or adaptive behavioral assessments as they apply to special education case study evaluations.
- Reviews student referral packets for pertinent social developmental and/or mental health related information.
- Facilitate on-going communication with school district personnel regarding student progress.
- Remains current regarding availability of outside agencies, hospitals and/or rehabilitation programs and social service facilities.
- Gathers information from other staff prior to student staffing or IEP.
- Completes IEP or other reports to be presented at staffing.
- Gives verbal or written feedback of student�s progress and future goals and objectives at staffing.
- Communicates with parents in a supportive manner providing them with special education related information.
- Participates and contributes to in-service sessions and provides input and suggestions for future topics and directions.
- Encourages the existence of student organizations that may assist with the accomplishment of personal and institutional goals.
- Responsible for being knowledgeable about key issues in student�s present and past experience that may influence their actions and affect their learning abilities.
- Adjusts and merges treatment and instruction accordingly.
- Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
- A Master�s Degree in a mental health/human services field from an accredited college (counseling, social work, psychology).
- Current state licensure (PEL) is required (ISBE Type 73, LCSW, LSW, LPC, or LCPC).
- A minimum of 1-2 years experience in behavioral health, with experience in individual, family and group therapies, crisis invention and treatment skills preferred; must have strong clinical assessment skills, with majority of experience focused on the child/adolescent population preferred.
SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE
- Must possess a valid Illinois driver�s license.
- Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with Jen School students, supervisors, coworkers, subordinates, support agencies, and a variety of internal as well as external consumers.
- Basic computer proficiency including working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Adheres to the policies and procedures of Maryville Jen School.
- Knowledge of Individualized Education Plan (IEP) eligibility, planning, instruction and service delivery processes.
- Knowledge of service delivery options and documentation of service delivery.
- Knowledge of individual, family, and group therapy techniques.
- Knowledge of crisis intervention procedures.
- Knowledge of clinical assessment skills.
- Knowledge of therapeutic planning and techniques.
- Skill in organizing and prioritizing work loads to meet deadlines.
- Skill in telephone etiquette.
- Required to frequently sit, stand, bend, stoop, walk and drive for extended periods. Ability to walk up and down stairs.
- Required to occasionally lift/move objects and/or youth weighing in excess of 40 pounds.
- Must possess the ability to provide physical restraint for students threatening to harm themselves or others.
- Must have the visual, hearing, and learning capabilities sufficient to perform the essential functions defined above.
- Must participate in physical education activities with the students and, if necessary physically interact (intervene) with students.
ENVIRONMENT & SCHEDULING
- Work is performed during school and vocational program days and hours.
- Work is performed in and in association with the Maryville Jen School and residential programs/settings as well as in an administrative office setting.
- Duties involve contact with students who may be verbally and physically threatening, aggressive, suicidal and/or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Why Join the Maryville Family?
Maryville offers full-time Jen School employees:
- PPO health insurance options
- Vision Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- FSA and HSA
- Paid sick days
- 9 paid holidays a year
- After one year of service you will be eligible for long term disability and life insurance and tuition reimbursement.
For more information about all of the services that Maryville provides, please visit our website at www.maryvilleacademy.org.
Maryville Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No applicant for employment shall be discriminated against because of age, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, veteran status or disability.