Ombudsman, a growing, dynamic organization with a social mission to offer hope, is seeking an individual to join our family.
This individual will join an award-winning team and perform meaningful work in a culture that welcomes innovation, encourages creative expression and offers limitless potential for personal and professional satisfaction.
If you thrive in a fast-paced, goal-oriented, outcome-driven environment, seek a career with a social mission, and possess a problem-solving mindset, a sense of humor – and a stellar work ethic – we should talk.
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The Social Worker is primarily responsible for helping students to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally, through individual and group counseling and by collaborating with educators, parents, and other professionals to create a safe, healthy, and supportive learning environment that strengthens connections between home and school. The position must perform their duties in a positive work mode and serve as a positive role model and influence for clients and peers.
The position operates with general direction from the supervisor and functions as an integral part of the Ombudsman team in supporting and implementing Ombudsman and ChanceLight initiatives. The position operates within the defined practices and processes from the Clinical Services and adheres to the practices and processes as defined. The Social Worker supports the supervisor in decisions regarding the operation of the center(s) and is an active and productive member of the site team.
School Location - East Cobb, 2145 Roswell Road Suite 50, Marietta, GA 30062
Responsible for identifying and assisting students, families, and schools in overcoming barriers that interfere with student learning.
Conduct assessments to determine individual student needs
Make home visits as needed and appropriate to support students and families
Provide individual and group counseling to support student social, emotional and developmental needs
Assist parents and students with appropriate referrals to community agencies and resources
Maintain appropriate documentation of services provided to student and family
Oversee child abuse and neglect reporting procedures and serve as the main contact
Provide consultation and conduct professional development to staff as needed
Submits accurate monthly reports on social work services provided
Functions as a role model for effective teaching of students as well as for communication and problem solving with staff, reinforcing the school’s emphasis on a behavior analytic, empirical approach to education, the extensive use of data in decision making, and the use of positive behavior intervention and supports to achieve maximum performance when working with students and co-worker
Keeps up to date with research-based practices and developments in subject area, resources, and professional development
Responds constructively to formal and informal feedback
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor
Masters Degree in Social Work from accredited university
Minimum of 2 years in the social work field preferred
Must hold or be eligible for certification as a school social worker
Knowledge of norms of behavior at stages in child's growth and development
Must be able to successfully manage multiple tasks and responsibilities
Demonstrated clinical social work skills with individuals, groups, and families
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
Must be able to collaborate effectively with district personnel, school personnel, and general public