School Social Worker for Brook Valley South

Educational Service Unit #3

Job Description

Brook Valley South School is hiring a School Counselor or similarly qualified individual (Social Worker, LMHP, school psychologist, etc.) to support our at-risk students and families in the areas of behavior and social-emotional learning.  Excellent candidates have experiences in a school setting with students who have behavioral difficulties and are skilled communicators and collaborators.  We’re looking for a team player who is ready to work closely with our teachers to provide quality behavioral and mental health support to our amazing students.  Qualified candidates should reach out to Ms. Whitney Bell, Brook Valley South Principal, at wbell@esu3.org with questions.          

Job Title:  School Social Worker/Counselor            

Job Code:  7521

Department: Student Services

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Immediate Supervisor:  Alternative School Principal

People Supervised:  None

General Responsibilities:  To provide a comprehensive, developmental program for students K-12.  The counselor/social worker structures activities to meet the needs of students; Consults with teachers, staff, parents, school districts, and community agency personnel to enhance their effectiveness in helping students; and works in harmony with school staff to promote the total K-12 school program.

Number of Days worked:  Works 5 days per week.  8:00 am – 4:30 pm. 200 days.

Essential Requirements: 

  1. Assists in the development of behavioral programming for students with significant behavior difficulties including but not limited to:  development of functional behavior assessments, behavior intervention plans, progress monitoring systems, and behavior interventions – social/emotional
  2. No history of child abuse or negligence
  3. MA in Counseling, Social Work, Licensed Mental Health Practitioner, or School Psychologist 
  4. Successfully pass required background checks
  5. Regular and dependable in person attendance is required

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Counsel small groups and individual students:  Conduct structured, goal oriented sessions to meet the identified needs of individuals or groups of students.  Session topics may include self-awareness, self-identity, academic issues, behavior patterns, conflict resolution, family issues, child abuse, substance abuse prevention, and suicide prevention and intervention.
  2. Work with teachers and parents to meet the needs of individual students through personal, social, academic and career awareness activities:  Assist students in transition to and from local school districts, assist families with school-related problems, and provide resources and information to assist in career-awareness, and career exploration activities.
  3. Assists in the development of behavioral programming for students with significant behavior difficulties including but not limited to:  development of functional behavior assessments, behavior intervention plans, progress monitoring systems, and behavior interventions – social/emotional
  4. Refer students with critical needs in consultation with their parents, to appropriate community resources:  Consult and coordinate with school district professionals and community agencies, such as school psychologists, nurses, administrators, service agencies, and physicians  Use an effective referral process for assisting students and families to use special programs and services.
  5. Implement the school counseling curriculum:  Conduct sequenced counseling activities in the classroom in cooperation with teachers.  These activities may include a variety of resources and materials.
  6. Participate in activities that contribute to the effective operation of the school:  Establish effective liaisons with staff; assist staff in the appropriate placement of students; promote personalizing education for all students; keep accurate records.
  7. Functions as a child advocate, striving to influence decisions regarding placement and programs in the best interest of the child.
  8. Understand and comply with the ESU #3 Board of Education Personnel Policies and Employee Handbook.
  9. Communicate any needs to building administrator.
  10. Provides own transportation to fulfill responsibilities of position.
  11. Demonstrate professional conduct, maintain confidentiality and pursue professional growth.
  12. Dependable and reliable attendance.
  13. Other duties as assigned.  

At Will Employment: Employment with ESU #3 is not for any period of time, and employment may be terminated at any time at the convenience of the terminating party, with or without cause, and with or without notice.  Employment with ESU #3 is not governed by any express or implied contract of employment containing terms different from or inconsistent with those stated in this job description.  The terms of this job description may not be modified except in a writing signed by the ESU #3 CEO.

Staff employed at Brook Valley School must be fully capable of performing each of the ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES set forth above as well as each of the ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL RESPONSIBILITIES set forth in Exhibit A attached hereto at all times of employment.  Staff that are not fully capable of performing 100 percent of the ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES and ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL RESPONSIBILITIES cannot return to work until they can demonstrate they are fully capable of performing each of the ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES and ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL RESPONSIBILITIES according to a doctor or other person qualified to make that determination and agreed to by the ESU #3 CEO.  This is for the safety of the employee due to the nature of the students in the classroom.

Zone 6

Additional Information

Starting the 21-22 school year.

Contact Information

Educational Service Unit #3
6949 S 110th St
La Vista, Nebraska 68128
http://www.esu3.org

Carrie Ann Vickers
(p) (402) 597-4881
(f) (402) 597-4808

How to Apply

Apply on our website at www.esu3.org