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School Social Worker

Holy Family Catholic Schools, Dubuque, IA

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Holy Family Catholic Schools is seeking a School Social Worker to support students and their families at the Holy Ghost Elementary School location. This is a part-time, 20 hour per week, grant-funded position for the 2018-2019 school year.

Qualified candidates must have a bachelor's degree in Social Work from a four-year college or university. Previous social work/school social work experience is preferred.

Essential job duties for this position include the following items:

Related Services:  Working with those problems in a child's living situation that affect children's adjustment in school; counseling students and their parents; mobilizing family, school and community resources to enable children to learn as effectively as possible; assisting parents in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies.

Services to Students:  Providing crisis intervention; developing intervention strategies to increase academic success; assisting with conflict resolution and anger management; helping children to develop appropriate social interaction skills; assisting children in understanding and accepting themselves and others.

Services to Parents/Families:  Working with parents to facilitate their support of their children's school adjustment, including school attendance; alleviating family stress to enable children to function more effectively in school and community; assisting parents in accessing and utilizing school and community resources.

Services to School Personnel:  Providing staff with essential information to better understand factors affecting a student's performance and behavior; assessing students with mental health concerns; developing and delivering staff professional development; assisting teachers with behavior management; providing direct support to staff. 

School-Community Liaison:  Obtaining and coordinating community resources to meet students' needs; helping the school obtain adequate support from social and mental health agencies; advocating for new and improved community/school service to meet the needs of students and families; helping the system respond effectively to each child's needs.

Services to the School:  Identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect; providing case management for students and families requiring multiple resources.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and resume including professional references to Todd Wessels, Holy Ghost School, 2981 Central Ave., Dubuque, IA 52001 or email twessels@holyfamilydbq.org.

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ID 550001
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Part Time
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Human and Social Services

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