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Social Worker, (1.0 FTE), Temp

North Clackamas School District

To apply to this position, please go to the North Clackamas School District job site, Applicant Tracking and apply to JobID# 6363:

Social Worker (1.0 FTE), Full-Time, Temporary, 2020-2021 School Year

Four (4) positions available across the middle and high school level.

The North Clackamas School District is a growing district on Portland's east side. North Clackamas is known for its high quality of living. With approximately 2,000 employees, North Clackamas is nationally recognized for outstanding programs supported by the efficient utilization of resources. The North Clackamas community expects, and school leaders ensure, accountable and transparent investments that place funding as close to the student as possible.

Featuring 17,327 students and over 2,000 employees, North Clackamas is the seventh-largest school district in Oregon. The high school graduation rate in North Clackamas has risen 24.2 points since 2011, reaching 87.2 percent in 2018-19. NCSD attributes the graduation rate gains to focusing on the whole child, fostering culturally-competent classroom environments, authentically affirming the identity of each child and family, creating strong partnerships in the community, and providing a wide variety of challenging academic options. Firmly committed to equity for both students and staff, NCSD strives to foster an inclusive and barrier-free environment in which everyone will fully benefit. Located just 12 miles from downtown Portland, North Clackamas Schools affords access to all of the amenities available in one of the most sought-after metropolitan areas in the country. Opportunities to enjoy the arts, sports, dining, recreation, and beautiful natural surroundings abound, with the Oregon Coast, Mt. Hood, and the Columbia Gorge less than two hours away.

The North Clackamas School District strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of our staff and students. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources to discuss your application. Preference will be given to those applicants with work or lived experience with culturally, linguistically and racially diverse communities.

Position Summary:
The purpose of this position is to assist students and families in designated school(s) by developing, coordinating and providing a comprehensive set of wraparound services to address non-academic barriers. Position is responsible for supporting the needs of the student population and ensuring the delivery of services to facilitate the student’s attendance and access to an appropriate education. Position assesses needs of students and families; connects students and families to resources in and out of the district; works as a team member to develop intervention strategies; provides case management; monitors student progress; and makes referrals. Position also acts as a resource to and conducts related training for school staff.

Job Group: Licensed Wage Placement Table

Annual Salary Range (2020-2021): $43,703- $82,703 (193-Day Contract). This salary range DOES NOT INCLUDE the additional 6% district contribution to PERS upon eligibility. Initial placement based on education, experience.

This salary range reflects 1.0 FTE. Actual salary is pro-rated based on FTE and start date.

Retirement Contribution:
North Clackamas School District (NCSD) is a Public Employee's Retirement System (PERS) employer. PERS allows employees to contribute 6% of their salary to their Individual Account Program (IAP). However, NCSD makes the additional 6% contribution to its employee's IAP account. This means no money is taken out of employee paychecks, but the employee is still receiving 6% of the salary contributed to his/her retirement IAP account. In addition, NCSD makes a contribution to the employee's PERS OPSRP Pension Plan.

Minimum Qualifications:
Incumbents must have successful experience in working with racially, linguistically and / or culturally diverse families and communities, or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population.

Must possess a Masters degree in Social Work (MSW), or like degree, with some related experience providing services for school-aged children; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the noted knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Must possess a TSPC School Social Worker License or be able to obtain licensure within two years of employment.
Must possess a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of school law as it relates to intervention strategies; and referral sources.
Must possess excellent assessment, case management, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills.
Must possess the ability to conduct training to staff.
Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff, and outside agencies.
Ability to interact with students, parents, staff, and community members, personally, telephonically, and through electronic communications, in a warm and confident manner.
Initiative and ability to follow directions and meet designated timelines.
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and as part of a high-performing team.
Commitment to maintaining an awareness of best practices.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of all school and personnel matters.

Desired Qualifications:

Bilingual and bicultural skills.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (emphasis and priority of duties will be influenced by specific assignment):

Collaborates with school staff to develop interventions for students identified as needing support and develops individualized service plans that promote student success.. This includes such teams as IEP, CARE Team, MTSS Team.
Provides crisis intervention to students and develops intervention strategies with the student to increase academic success.
Facilitate mental health support groups and assist with conflict resolution and anger management instruction.
Provides instruction to students learning how to manage themselves, friendships, family change and emotional regulation.
Guides and assists students in peer relationships and in developing effective coping/personal skills.
Acts as the “team lead” for the social services staff working in the schools of the high school they feed into.
Coordinates and facilitates a meeting of the collaborative partners in each school.
Actively participate in professional, community and interagency meetings.
Implements case management services; monitors student/family progress and status; and makes referrals to other professional staff members or community agencies as needed.
Maintains necessary records ensuring confidentiality of students and their families and prepares related reports.
Serves on both school-based and system-wide committees to address school climate, equity, educational issues, school adjustment problems, safety issues, social emotional learning and program development for students.
Conducts staff development on issues related to trauma, addiction, equity, needs of the students and families and social-emotional-environmental factors that impact learning.
Makes appropriate referrals to community agencies e.g. counseling, financial assistance, medical, psychological.
Develops relationships with school administrators, staff, students, families and community stakeholders to develop and coordinate a comprehensive and equity-focused strategic set of services to address non-academic barriers for students and their families.
Collaborates with a team of school personnel, service providers and community stakeholders to document, monitor and assess direct and indirect wraparound services for students and families.
Participates in continuous improvement efforts to make changes to individual and team practices. Utilize data and outcomes to inform decision making with partners, internal program staff and families.
Acts as liaison between community agencies, partners and staff.
Track measurable outcomes and provide reports as needed. Maintain accurate and timely service coordination and partnership records.
Act as an ongoing member of the district Crisis Response Team.
Models non discriminatory practices in all activities.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Please see attached job description for more details.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace.

North Clackamas School District policy provides veterans and disabled veterans with preferences as required by law.

The North Clackamas School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, disability, or age in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to designated youth groups such as the Boy Scouts. The following position has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination: Title IX Coordinator, 12400 SE Freeman Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222. For these Title 1X inquiries, please contact 503.353.6128.

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