High School Social Worker
A Social Worker at the Omaha Street School approaches learning and support from the perspective of the whole person: spiritual, academic, personal/social, vocational, and physical. The Social Worker holds primary responsibility for the planning, execution, and advocacy of all aspects of learning, through a Christ-centered approach. The Social Worker will promote and enhance the overall academic mission by providing services that strengthen home/school/community partnerships and alleviate barriers to learning. The Social Worker significantly contributes to the development of a healthy, safe, and caring environment by advancing the understanding of the emotional and social development of children and the influences of family, community, and cultural differences on student success and by implementing effective intervention strategies. Integrated into all major functions are home, school, and community assimilation; diversity and cultural competence; dropout prevention; and adherence to federal and state statutes; professional development and practices and the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics.
· Minimum of a master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university.
· A valid Nebraska License with endorsements in Master Social Work and Mental Health Practitioner.
· Experience working in a community social service agency, clinical background and/or urban education history highly desirable/preferred.
· Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both oral and written, ability to communicate well with school personnel, staff, district office staff, families, and community.
· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as needed by work assignments.
· Ability to problem-solve, mediate, and multi-task.
· Knowledge of outside agencies which offers services for students and families.
· Displays a significant degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
· Ability to conform to proper standards of professional dress and appearance.
· Knowledge of ethical guidelines applicable to the position as outlined by professional organizations and/or federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations.
· Knowledge of the Omaha Street School’s mission, purpose, goals, and the role of Social Workers in achieving each of them.
· Evidence of the willingness and the ability to comply with the standards for ethical and professional performance established by the State Board of Education.
· The individual will exhibit skills pertinent to foster positive human relationships and the ability to work effectively with students, staff, parents, and the community.
· Reports to Executive Director and Building Principal
· Work Hours: 7:45AM – 3:45PM
· Work Schedule: 10-month, Board of Education approved school calendar
· Start Date: August 1, 2022
The salary range is commensurate with degree and experience.