Social Worker – Newark job vacancy in KIPP New Jersey (Newark, NJ)

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Company name : KIPP New Jersey
Location : Newark, NJ
Position : Social Worker – Newark

Description :
Company Description
About KIPP New Jersey
KIPP New Jersey is part of the nationally recognized “Knowledge Is Power Program” network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students for success in college and in life. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark’s South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to educate over 7,738 students in grades K-12 across 15 schools in Newark and Camden. More than 90% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced meals.
By 2025, KIPP New Jersey will have fifteen schools in Newark and seven in Camden providing a world-class education to over 11,600 students. To learn more, visit www.kippnj.org.

Job Description
Here’s what you need to know: As a School Social Worker, you will support special education and general education students to reach their fullest academic and social potential. A bit more about you…you have strong organizational skills and are a communications ace. You want to help kids on an individual basis. You’re willing to do whatever it takes to help each student be successful.
Here’s what you’ll be doing:

Serve as a case manager to students with identified special needs as well as for students being referred to the Child Study Team.
Communicate effectively with parents and all stakeholders involved in the IEP process
Use clinical skills to provide group and individual counseling
Provide crisis counseling to students and families experiencing mental health and/or social service emergencies
Deliver behavior management and de-escalation techniques to create a safe school environment for all students.
Implement behavior intervention plans and monitor student progress in conjunction with the school support team.

Qualifications
Must Haves:

MSW, LSW, or LCSW required.
CSSW required.
1-2 years’ experience in counseling and working with adolescents and families
Knowledge of community social service resources and how to access them
Understanding of current rules and regulations regarding child study teams, special education assessments and program requirements
Unwavering commitment to our students and their success
Ability to communicate clearly and to invest stakeholders in student goals
Ability to establish relationships with students and families at all costs
Solution orientation and ability to bring a new lens to challenging problems
A high level of organization skills and attention to detail
This job requires the individual to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, absent a legally required accommodation, pursuant to a New Jersey Executive Order and federal and state guidance

Additional Information
Compensation & Benefits In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP NJ offers a full comprehensive benefits plan, including health care, retirement, an optional subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, a school laptop and transportation benefits for TEAMmates commuting into New Jersey from the NYC area.
KIPP New Jersey | KIPP Miami is an equal opportunity employer.

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