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Social Worker / Social Work / MSW - $ 66,403

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Main Campus - Therapeutic Day School - Palatine, IL
Full Time
MSW, Licensed Clinical/Endorsement
$66,403.00 - $66,403.00 Salary/year
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday



To deliver Social Work services as mandated on student IEP’s in accordance with Illinois State Board of Education requirements.


The list of essential duties and responsibilities, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the task to be performed. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein is such duties are a logical assignment to the position.
1. Develop appropriate IEP goals based on formal and informal assessment results that align with the social emotional learning standards incorporating the student’s present level of performance with regards to social work, the annual goal(s), and objectives/benchmarks to meet the annual goal(s).
2. Participate in IEP meetings, and 3 year re-evaluations, as required throughout the school year.
3. Submit quarterly progress reports, plus an ESY report to lead teacher/team in a timely manner for distribution to school districts, case managers and parents/guardians.
4. Track data on a weekly basis as means of accurately updating quarterly benchmarks related to IEP goals at designated times.

5. Ability to effectively interpret and communicate assessment results, evaluations, and proposed treatment in a manner easily understood by team members, the district, and parents
6. Use this information to collaborate with teams regarding possible interventions when students are not making the expected progress at the rotating clinical meetings.
7. In collaboration with the classroom teams and the related services therapy team, arrange for, develop and perform activities/materials that relate to IEP goals that can be carried over into the classroom or groups throughout the school year to ensure proper generalization of skills across settings.
8. Provide and document direct (individual or group) and/or consult therapy minutes as required on each student IEP on caseload throughout the school year. These will be done daily and then compiled on a monthly basis as to ensure the required minute requirements are met each month.
9. Consult with, collaborate, and interact with school team regarding recommendations throughout the school year.
10. Participate in all rotating classroom clinical meetings on caseload throughout the school year, in addition to attending any necessary bi-weekly clinical meetings upon invite or necessity throughout the school year.
11. Participate and facilitate onboarding, annual and in-house professional development and trainings throughout the school year.
12. Complete therapy notes and minute logs, as well as enter specific data points into the goal tracking system. This is to be maintained in a shared, electronic location throughout the school year.
13. Establish and maintain a consistent form of communication with the teachers, related service team, case managers and parents/guardians of students as needed on caseload throughout the school year.
14. Provide support, resources, and recommendations for classrooms on caseload as needed throughout the school year.
15. Work with team members to model strategies, discuss student progress, and assess student needs
16. Manages inventory of therapeutic equipment and assessments, and project needs for budget planning.
17. Comply with professional code of ethics and school policies.

18. Adheres to federal and state legislation, regulation, and policies that affect social work therapy practice.
19. Maintains American Heart Association certification in First Aid and CPR, as well as the National Crisis Institutes CPI certification, in addition to any other required trainings through the Illinois State Board of Education.
20. Successfully completes Little City Foundation required training, re-training, and any additional training as required by Little City Foundation policies and practices, or as assigned by his or her immediate supervisor.
21. Complete any other essential duties as assigned


Must have a Masters in Social Work, Professional Educator License with an endorsement in School Social Work. Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Previous experience working with students with special needs/ autism preferred.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is subject to sitting, walking, and standing for prolonged periods; frequently grasps, lifts, holds, or feels objects; occasionally stoops, kneels, crouches, or crawls. The employee frequently is required to use manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination when working with persons served and handling office, medical, or household equipment. The employee is subject to assist and lift up to 30 pounds with varying amounts of assistance on a reoccurring basis. The employee is required to have corrected vision and hearing within normal range and the ability to operate a motor vehicle. Must have the ability to perform CPR and CPI. Occupational exposure to blood, body fluids, infectious substances, including communicable diseases when performing personal care (Category III). Occasional exposure to cleaning agents and disinfectants. School work environment with a noise level of normal to loud. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Disclaimer: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.