Social Worker

Social Worker

Position type: Contract, Full-Time/Part-Time

Dates: January 2022 - June 2022

 Location(s): Board-Wide - Multiple Locations

Salary Range: $63,787.00 - $105,371.00 (annually)

Position Summary

This position reports to the General Manager – Clinical Services and Special Education

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.

  • Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

  • Eligibility for membership in the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

  • Knowledge and/or training in decolonizing, combatting anti-Black racism and/or anti-oppression pedagogies

  • Experience working within an educational setting is preferred

  • Evidence from previous work history of satisfactory attendance and punctuality

To be considered for this position, please send an e-mail with a letter of interest, along with your resume, fully detailing your experience and qualifications, quoting FileSocial Worker to dpcareers@dpcdsb.org  

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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.

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

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to: • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples; • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour or place of origin; • persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities.

If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at (905) 890-0708 extension 24670 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.

Job Description Below

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

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.
  • Eligibility for membership in the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
  • Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

Experience:

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