About Perspectives Charter Schools
At Perspectives, our A Disciplined Life® education model teaches the whole child. We combine academic rigor, social emotional learning, and experiential opportunities to establish a culture of trust, curiosity and achievement. As one of the first charter schools in Illinois and founded by teachers, our mission is to provide students with a holistic, rigorous and relevant education, based on the ethical principles of A Disciplined Life®, preparing them for life in a changing world and helping them further become intellectually reflective, caring and ethical people engaged in a meaningful life. With 5 schools in three campuses, the Perspectives network has served public school students in grades 6 -12 on our city’s southside for over 20 years. Our scholars come from some of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in the country, but they graduate from high school, graduate from high school with a plan to enroll in college or trade school, and take with them the tools to persist in college and career. The keys to our success are our dedicated, hard‐working, creative, and compassionate colleagues.
To qualify for the Sign-On Bonus, Applicants must be a new hire to qualify. Bonus will be paid within 30 days of start date. There is a 1 year payback clause if employment ceases prior to first year anniversary
LOCATION: South Loop
Be a Social Worker at Perspectives, where we live A Disciplined Life®.
At Perspectives, we pride ourselves in the quality of supports that we give to our students. We are committed to providing an equitable and inclusive education for all. Our Social Workers embody and teach our students how to live the 26 principles of A Disciplined Life® (our social emotional learning culture and curriculum) while also providing high-quality social emotional supports to our students. We truly believe that every student is capable of greatness, and we are committed to providing a caring community of dedicated staff that meet the diverse academic, emotional, and social needs of our scholars. Our Social Workers are advocates for social justice, and hold the ability to view students as creative, resourceful, and capable individuals while providing the resources and care to allow them to function successfully at school and in life.
WHAT YOU’LL DO: CORE RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assists administration in the responsibility of protecting the health, safety and welfare of students.
- Assists school personnel in resolving discipline problems in a fair manner.
- Confers with parents/guardians, teachers, counselors, support service personnel and students on matters of discipline, attendance, general safety and welfare of students.
- Assists students with academic, personal and social situations.
- Processes chronic attendance and discipline issues with students.
- Maintains records of student disciplinary actions taken and student attendance.
- Works with community and government agencies on issues relating to truancy from school.
- Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the principal or other school leader
Social Emotional & Ethical Learning
- Provide clinical interventions with individual students and groups
- Documents interventions and progress that students make.
- Arranges for and attends meetings with regard to student behaviors, and assists in creating goals and interventions in regard to behavior issues.
- Engage in ongoing collaboration between all staff members
- Build meaningful and professional relationships with students and families
- Investigates, develops and implements proactive measures to encourage appropriate student behaviors, including improved school attendance.
- Responds to student behaviors and school attendance in a timely manner.
- Maintains professional growth which includes attendance at training and development programs.
- Seeks out community resources and refers students for services.