Social Workers

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the General Manager and through the Chief of Service, the Social Worker will help the school and home; resolve social, behavioural and emotional difficulties which interfere with a student’s education by providing assessment, counselling, therapy or referral to individual groups and families as well as consultation to school staff. The service will be provided to board wide and site- based alternative settings.

Qualifications:

*Master’s degree in Social Work
*Membership in the Ontario Association of Social Workers
*Eligibility for membership in the Ontario College of Certified Social Workers *Evidence from previous work history of satisfactory attendance and punctuality

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ALL new employees will be required to submit a current original criminal background check (CBC) including a "Vulnerable Sector Screening" (VSS) issued within 6 months prior to commencing employment with the Board.

HOW TO APPLY

Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to JOBS@dpcdsb.org before the closing date. In the subject line of your e-mail, please title: ‘Social Worker

We thank all applicants, but be advise that only those under consideration will be contacted.

If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at (905) 890-0708, extension 24189 to provide your contact information. Support Services staff will contact you within 2 business days. The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is an equal opportunity employer. We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Application Deadline: October 6, 2018
Contact Name: Elizabeth Escobar - Support Services Officer Email: Elizabeth.Escobar@dpcdsb.org
Phone Number: 905-890-0708 ext. 24050

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Social Worker
Department: Special Education and Support Services Title of Immediate Supervisor: Chief Social Worker

Summary of Objectives:

Under the direction of the Superintendent of Special Education and Support Services and through the Chief Social Worker, the social worker will help the school and home, resolve social, behavioural, and emotional difficulties which interfere with a student’s education, by providing assessment, counselling, therapy or referral to individual groups and families as well as consultation to school staff. The service will be provided to board wide and site-based alternative settings.

Major Functions and Responsibilities:

  • -  Interview students, individually in families, or in groups to assess their situation and problems and determine the types of services required.

  • -  Provide counselling and therapy services to assist students and their families in developing skills to deal with and resolve the student’s social, emotional or behavioural problems which are affecting their education.

  • -  Provide attendance counselling services for students and/or parents including proceeds to court under the Education Act, where that it is deemed appropriate by an Attendance Conference.

  • -  Interview and counsel students and parents on the S.A.L.E.P. (Supervised Alternative Learning for Excused Pupils), including presenting the case to the S.A.L.E.P. Committee.

  • -  Act as a resource person and facilitator to school staff in cases of suspected child abuse.

  • -  Advise teachers, student and parents of the nature and significance of learning problems and appropriate

    method of responding to them.

  • -  Coordinating referrals to various agencies, including obtaining and maintaining up-to-date knowledge

    of community services and maintaining appropriate working relationships with these services.

  • -  Providing on-going professional support to school, student and family when the student or family

    has been referred to another agency.

  • -  Participate as an integral member of the in-school special services team and act as a resource

    person to alternative education program.

  • -  Assist in the development and follow through of IPRC committee outcomes.

  • -  Develop and conduct in-service programs, workshops and presentations as needed.

  • -  Adhere to professional standards of practice and code of behaviour.

  • -  Remaining current on relevant research, legislation and professional literature.

  • -  Draft correspondence, reports and maintain professional and statistical records.

  • -  Seek advice and consultation, where appropriate from the Chief Social Worker.

  • -  Other duties, as assigned.

    Specifications: Education:

  • -  Master’s degree in Social Work

  • -  Membership in the Ontario Association of Social Workers

  • -  Eligibility for membership in the Ontario College of Certified Social Workers.

    Experience:

- Previous experience at the graduate level of training is desired.