Social Worker - The Biome School
Position: Social Worker
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Social Worker / Behavior Intervention Specialist
Job Location: The Biome School - St. Louis, MO
Beginning: Aug 12, 2020
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: The Biome School
St. Louis, MO 63108
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Mission 
We engage children in an individualized and challenging educational environment, enriching minds and cultivating confident and creative builders of the future. For additional information visit thebiomeschool.org. 

Position Description
The Biome School is looking for a compassionate, dedicated school Social Worker/Behavior Intervention Specialist to assist in addressing the psychological and social well-being of our students.  The School Social Worker's responsibilities include school social work and behavior intervention tasks responsibilities.  The Behavior Intervention Specialist provides leadership and direction at the school level, working to design, implement, coordinate and evaluate a comprehensive behavior support program.  In addition, the Elementary Behavior Specialist works directly and aggressively with identified students to adopt behaviors that substantially increase their academic performance.  To be a successful School Social Worker/Behavior Intervention Specialist, you should be dedicated to assisting our students, compassionate, and caring.

School Social Worker Responsibilities: 
  • Provide services to students who have personal and psychological issues that affect their performance, behavior, and socialization in school.
  • Communication with parents/guardians regarding chronic absenteeism and tardiness.
  • Providing information when appropriate, to outside support services to help students with economic, emotional, or physical issues.
  • Coordination of programs, i.e. Homeless 
  • Supervision and training duties, specifically in SEL
Behavior Intervention Specialist Responsibilities:
  • Assist staff in defining and measuring behavior; understanding principles of reinforcement; teaching new behavior; implementing strategies for weakening behavior; and identifying antecedents.
  • Facilitate team meetings with the identified student’s teachers and parents for the purpose of data collection in learning environment, including behavior planning and coordination with Student Support Team, teachers, and parents, and implementation of behavior interventions.
  • Promote highly specialized positive behavior interventions in which “at risk” students thrive.
  • Use ongoing assessments to maintain a record of student progress.
  • Develop a repertoire of assessment strategies consistent with instructional goals, teaching methods, and individual student needs to more accurately assess student behavior skills and understandings.
  • Engage in on-going professional development to increase knowledge and skills of positive student behavior support for all students, targeted students and students who represent sub-group populations.
  • Provide de-escalation / crisis intervention for all students as needed. Specific crisis planning and interventions for students with frequent need, based on student experience and history – these interventions are specified in general education support plans.
  • Implementation and coordination of in-school suspension.
Qualifications:
  • Masters’ degree in Social Work and willingness to work towards Licensure (LMSW).
  • Must have a firm understanding of psychology and behavioral issues, as well as an ability to develop plans for improving clients' conditions
  • Experience in school Social Work is preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Compassion and empathy for parents and students.
  • Professionalism and discretion.
  • Knowledge of relevant social services.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and evaluate strategies for student improvement.
  • Believes that all children can succeed and demonstrates the commitment to do what is necessary to make this a reality.
Skills and Characteristics
  • Possesses a good sense of humor and charisma
  • Possesses a strong listening skills, and oral and written communication skills
  • Is flexible, self-confident, resilient, creative, reliable, consistent, optimistic and results oriented
TO APPLY: 
Please submit:  
  1. Resume (not to exceed two pages, 12 pt. font) 
  2. Brief Bio (not to exceed one page, 12 pt. font) 
  3. Cover Letter explaining your interest in the position (not to exceed one page, 12 pt. font)
Email To:  info@thebiomeschool.org 
No phone calls will be accepted. 
 

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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