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Social Worker 2018-2019 SY

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, Los Angeles, CA

Where Exceptional is the Rule


ABOUT ALLIANCE COLLEGE-READY PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools is the largest nonprofit charter school organization in Los Angeles, serving nearly 13,000 low-income scholars across 25 free public middle and high schools on 28 campuses. In our 14th school year, Alliance has a proven record of success: though our scholars come to Alliance on average four grade-levels behind in reading, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college—including 77% to a four-year university in 2017. We strive to truly change the life trajectories of our scholars and communities, with a goal of 75% of Alliance graduates completing a four-year college degree. We also value our people, illustrated by being in the top 10% of Gallup’s global Best Place to Work survey. Now is the time to join our collaborative community to make long-lasting change across Los Angeles.

 

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:

Alliance Social Workers will provide school-based mental health services to students who experience difficulties in educational achievement because of social, emotional, adjustment and/or attendance issues. Social Workers will also run groups with a variety of students and other stakeholders, and seek to secure a long-term solution to mental and emotional disorders and a wide variety of relationship issues. Social Workers will also provide direct clinical and case management services to students and parents, provide consultation and in-service training to school site personnel, and develop plans to improve students’ well-being that will include follow-up procedures and evaluation targets.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Serves as liaison between school, student, home and community.
  • Promotes early identification of students with behavioral, social, or emotional problems.
  • Conducts mental health and ongoing individual therapy for students.
  • Participates in and contributes recommendations related to student social emotional or behavioral functioning in Student Success Team (SST) meetings and IEP meetings
  • Provides Special Education DIS and ERICS counseling, develops PLOPs, goals, and tracks services in Welligent.
  • Collects, gathers, sorts and analyzes data about students, parents and the communities served by the District.
  • Consult with teachers, administrators, and other staff regarding social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students to evaluate and make recommendations in developing and implementing an appropriate plan for students.
  • Promotes and educates students on life skills, coping skills and relationship building.
  • Plans, prepares and conduct outreach projects to increase students’ and parents’ awareness of available social services, through the District, other public agencies and private organizations.
  • Conducts in-service education for students, parents, school, and district personnel.
  • Provides direct and indirect services to all students, and their families
  • Conducts suicide risk assessments and serves as a resource for crisis intervention and prevention
  • Participates in assessment processes.
  • Engages a broad network of partners, committed to improving the future of all members of the community.
  • Serves as an advocate for the best interest of the student and family.
  • Assists in the integration of physical and mental health, parent education, social services and resource components for students and families.
  • Maintains adequate, timely and appropriate records, memos and reports.
  • Participates in ongoing professional growth opportunities to keep current with trends and practices in the field.
  • Works cooperatively with staff, students, parents, partners and community.
  • Simplifies and summarizes statistical and research findings to a wide range of audiences.
  • Works within program schedules.
  • Directs the work of programs impacting recreation, social, familial and academic activities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited college or university.
  • One to two years of professional experience performing similar functions and duties.
  • A Pupil Personnel Services credential in School Social Work.
  • Registered with California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) as a CA Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

  

THE STRONGEST CANDIDATES WILL HAVE/BE:

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and relationship-building skills with both children and adults
  • Passion for and commitment to the success of children from high-poverty communities
  • Open to feedback and eager to develop professionally
  • Flexible, optimistic, comfortable with change and ambiguity, and able to learn quickly
  • Entrepreneurial spirit to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team
  • Understanding of the nuances of urban school environments and school culture
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, codes, regulations, reporting requirements, policies and procedures governing social work practice, as well as knowledge of principles and practices of social casework.
  • Knowledge of assessment processes including, but not limited to, Individual Education Plans (I.E.P), 504 Plans, and Student Study Teams (SST).
  • Integrated physical and mental health, parent education, social services and resource components for students and families with an emphasis on leadership development
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity to issues facing children, youth, families and the community
  • Familiarity with Welligent or similar system of documentation

 

COMPENSATION:

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools prides itself in offering its employees a competitive salary and a rich group benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage for the employee and her/his eligible dependents. Retirement benefits are also offered and include a generous employer match/contribution.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply, visit www.laalliance.org/careers to submit a resume and cover letter. Please note that only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools are free public charter schools which do not discriminate against any student, parent, community member, or employee on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

 

See where our schools are in Los Angeles 

Map Key:

  • Red Dots: Middle Schools
  • Green Dots: High Schools
  • Yellow Dot: Alliance Home Office

 

About Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

About Us In 2004, the first Alliance public school opened at the corner of Western and Martin Luther King Blvd., starting with a small group of dedicated educators serving a few hundred families who wanted something better for their children. Alliance sought to prove that an exceptional education is possible for all students, regardless of their background or zip code. Today, Alliance is the largest charter school network in LA and larger than 75% of all school districts in California yet successfully educating 12,500 students in 25 high-performing, tuition-free high school and middle school academies. Today we have more than 6,000 graduates, and continuing to make a difference in the lives of every one of our students. See more successful performance details in our 2016 Annual Report. Alliance's founding principle of school autonomy with accountability helped build a culture that supports teacher innovation at each school and strives to understand what works to prepare students to succeed in college. As a result, Alliance schools significantly outperform traditional public schools while still sharing a common mission and core values. Today, Alliance supports a network of independent schools by providing operational services, resources, training, guidance, and oversight to ensure that all schools operate effectively and provide educational services that address the individual needs for every student including: Facilitating the definition and support of key educational and operational parameters that are shared across schools. Serving as the charter holder of record and local operator of its schools.

Want to learn more about Alliance College-Ready Public Schools? Visit Alliance College-Ready Public Schools's website.