Social Worker - Academy for Integrated Arts-Kansas City
Position: Social Worker
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: School Social Worker or School Counselor
Job Location: 7910 Troost
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Academy for Integrated Arts-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO 64131
Telephone: 816-444-1720
Job Description:
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The Academy for Integrated Arts (AFIA) is an innovative, arts integrated school. Our school community is reflective, dedicated and caring. The unique vision of AFIA embraces arts instruction integrated into the core curriculum as a meaningful part of what students do every day. Additionally, instruction is from a strong constructivist viewpoint and is delivered with developmentally appropriate practices. We are growing school, thus we must hire new staff members each year. AFIA is a true learning community, as everyone in the building, from students to staff engage in reflective, meaningful learning on a daily basis. To learn more go to 

AFIA is looking to hire individuals to support children and families. This position could be filled by an individual with a degree in social work, counseling or a related field. 
The staff of AFIA will:
  • Have a strong urban serving mission
  • Value the power of school in changing and improving children’s lives
  • Value the presence and the voice of students’ families as partners in the school
  • Be able to work collaboratively with others in a team environment
  • Be a reflective practitioner, committed to continual growth as a professional
JOB GOAL: To provide comprehensive support services that support the academic, and personal-social development of elementary students and their students. This individual will collaborate with the leadership team and teachers in assisting students, families and teachers in creating successful intervention with students who are struggling to be safe and are in need of skillful brain-based de-escalation, calming and resetting for learning.   

Some functions of this job:
  • Facilitation of small groups based on the results of a needs assessment.
  • Responding to sensitive situations in a timely manner and coordinate with community service providers as needed.
  • Utilizes a multi-tiered system of supports and restorative practices to support students’ well-being.
  • Referral of students and families to appropriate community resources.
  • Preventative programming and targeted interventions based on data collection and analysis.
  • Consultation and collaboration with school personnel, families, students, and the community to provide needed services for students and families.
  • Consultation and work with families regarding behavioral and academic interventions.
  • Creation of and participation in professional development activities.
  • Maintenance of student records according to FERPA regulations.
  • Communicate effectively with students, teachers, families, and community members.
  • Use data to create and evaluate student interventions.
  • Problem-solve and deal with a variety of variables.
  • Participating in school events such as open houses or conferences.
  • Use technology, e.g. internet, e-mail, Microsoft Word, Excel, Student Data Management Software to support student and program needs.
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff, parents, students, and the general public.
•   Demonstrate a commitment to teaching students who are traditionally underserved
•   Value the power of school in changing and improving children’s lives by constructing student-focused responses
•   Have an understanding of trauma sensitive practices such as mindfulness and brain-based self-regulation
•   Value the presence and the voice of students’ families as partners in the school
•   Be able to work independently with little supervision; proactively design solutions to issues as they arise; organize, coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks, set deadlines, and complete projects in a timely manner
•   Have effective and persuasive oral and written communication skills
•   Be able to work collaboratively with internal team members and external organizations for the purposes of creating a commitment to common goals, prioritizing, minimizing obstacles, and executing realistic priorities in a sophisticated environment
•   Have a strong personal commitment to ongoing learning and growth 
We will consider hiring individuals who have completed or are working towards bachelor’s degrees or advanced degrees in counseling, education, social work, occupational therapy or in a related field. 
SALARY:  Commensurate with experience

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