Chicago Collegiate Social Worker Coordinator Job Description
The Social Worker is directly accountable to the Principal for: enabling student academic growth as well as academic achievement for all students, especially those with any identified special education needs; accessing, leveraging all resources to meet students’ social emotional needs. The Social Worker is a member of the Student Support Team and works to ensure that all students are demonstrating dramatic student achievement gains and demonstrating the character traits and intellectual habits needed to succeed in the college of their choice, lead in their communities and change the world.
The Social Worker must embody Chicago Collegiate’s core values of Excellence, Grit, Pride, Zest and Courage.
Ensure all students make significant academic progress despite any individual challenges or barriers they may face;
Exemplify and demonstrate Excellence in a variety of areas, by:
- Teaching small groups of students, exemplifying strong planning, data-driven interventions
- Using assessments and data to inform social and emotional progress.
Exemplify and demonstrate Integrity in a variety of areas, by:
- Demonstrating profound personal responsibility and taking total ownership for both the emotional and academic growth and absolute achievement of all students
- Seeking feedback out to improve instructional and professional practices
- Analyzing assessment data, adjusting plans, targeting interventions appropriate and constantly pushing students to achieve at maximum levels
- Reflecting on practices to meet student goals and individual professional development growth goals
- Acting in a way that demonstrates high expectations and our belief that demographics are not destiny
- Modeling and teaching the values of Chicago Collegiate and upholding the Commitment to Excellence
Exemplify and demonstrate Team and Family in a variety of areas, by:
- Supporting all staff in developing techniques and instructional strategies to ensure the learning of all students
- Assisting teachers with tracking data to determine the effectiveness of interventions
- Communicating effectively and regularly with classroom teachers, students and parents about student progress
- Meeting with teachers regularly to help problem solve and plan interventions for students
Exemplify and demonstrate Perseverance in a variety of areas, by:
- Collaborating with teachers so that Chicago Collegiate provides instructional support that leads to dramatic academic gains for students
- Soliciting additional resources and support (OT, PT, etc.) as necessary
Exemplify and demonstrate Courage in a variety of areas, by:
- Doing whatever it takes to ensure students are on track to succeeding in college
- Demonstrated record of success with low-income students of
- Licensed Social Worker or School Counselor in the state of Illinois
- Highly qualified as defined by No Child Left Behind and fully certified and compliant with Illinois State Law
- Passionate belief in Chicago Collegiate’s mission and an unwavering belief that all students, regardless of demographics, can achieve at the highest academic levels
- Deep knowledge and thoughtfulness on building student’s social skills, willing and able to work across multiple grade levels
- Excellent organizational skills
- Data-driven orientation and focus on results
- A passion for being part of a team-oriented, mission-driven school culture
- Strong communication skills with individuals of varying backgrounds
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment; flexible, able to work autonomously as well as take direction as needed
- Strong evidence of self-awareness, humility, openness to feedback, grit, gratitude and a sense of humor
- A positive, high-energy attitude and the ability to problem‐solve and maintain a solutions oriented approach.
Compensation and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.
Commitment to Diversity: Chicago Collegiate is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team of educators. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin and are an equal opportunity employer.