SCHOOL & COMMUNITY BASED SOCIAL WORKER
The School & Community Based Social Worker supports students and families in the school and in the community. The Social Worker will help students and families engage in healthy opportunities, access community resources, and develop skill sets that lead to increased resilience and the ability to productively manage in the school and community. This position will also work collaboratively with school staff to assist in the formation of student groups and conduct group sessions to heighten learning potential and help students grow emotionally, academically and socially. They will also develop and maintain a community network system with community agencies, and provide families with information on resources and services available to them.
This position is based at Two Rivers School (TRS), an alternative learning program of choice that emphasizes goal setting and personal responsibility for students in grades 8-12, who prefer a smaller school environment as they work toward a high school diploma. This is a 10 month per year, school based position.
PRIMARY WORK LOCATION: Two Rivers School in Snoqualmie, WA
SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week; 10 months per year
A. Counseling Services
- Provide individual, group, and family counseling as needed.
- Intake and assessment, crisis intervention, drop-in, and follow up engagement.
- Crisis intervention and management services as needed.
- Services are provided at the school, the local Friends of Youth office in North Bend or at other locations as needed.
B. Community Education
- Participating in meetings related to students such as WISe, IEP, and re-entry from hospitalization.
- Provide education and prevention services, i.e., parenting classes, skill building classes, and community and school trainings and presentations.
- Provide ongoing outreach to children, youth, parents, schools and communities to ensure awareness of community needs and service availability.
- Develop and maintain positive relations with community referral sources.
- Attend Community Truancy Board meetings and assist with connecting students to resources.
- Participating in monthly Resiliency Team meetings in the community.
D. Case Management
- Provide case consultation, linkage to and coordination of services with collateral contacts and advocacy for assigned clients.
- Utilize agency programs/services in efforts to provide a continuum of care.
E. Documentation and Evaluation
- Provide necessary agency and program statistical information and information necessary for program/services evaluation.
- Maintain case records in an accurate and timely manner per all WAC, COA, PHP and King County requirements.
- Meet with supervisor on a regular basis and attend required meetings, consultations and trainings.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
A. Education and Experience
1. Master’s Degree in Social Work required (LICSW, LSWAIC).
2. Washington State Counselor Registration or Washington State Counselor Certification or eligible for and working towards attaining certification.
3. Experience in counseling children, youth, and families.
4. Experience in leading groups, trainings, and workshops.
B. Additional Requirements
1. Must satisfactorily pass criminal history check (WAC 388-148-0035).
2. Must satisfactorily pass tuberculosis (TB) test.
3. Must successfully complete the following health certification requirements within 30 days of employment: CPR, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens training.
4. Employees and volunteers who operate their own or Friends of Youth vehicles on Friends of Youth business must have a safe driving record as defined by Friends of Youth. Employees and volunteers who operate their own vehicle(s) on Friends of Youth business must carry auto liability insurance that complies with the requirements of Friends of Youth.
C. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Engages with diverse populations in a culturally responsive manger.
2. Demonstrates a commitment to the values of equity and inclusion by honoring and celebrating diverse characteristics and expressions of personal identity.
3. Knowledge of treatment approaches for individual and family counseling, crisis intervention and brief therapy.
4. Knowledge of group process.
5. Ability to develop and monitor goal-directed treatment relationships.
6. Ability to work in a community setting.
7. Ability to develop community resources and market services.
8. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
9. Ability to read, write and speak in English.
10. Knowledge of relevant WAC and COA standards and participation in the Performance Quality Improvement process.
Friends of Youth provides a competitive benefits package to full time employees, including medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, 403(b) retirement plan and matching, vacation leave, sick leave, and paid holidays. Benefits are prorated for part-time employees.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT
Friends of Youth is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on the basis of race, sex/gender, religion/creed, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, national origin, genetic markers, military or veterans status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
People of Color and Members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.
ABOUT FRIENDS OF YOUTH
Founded in 1951, Friends of Youth provides a comprehensive range of shelter, housing, counseling and prevention services for youth and young adults and their families in King and Snohomish Counties in Washington State. Friends of Youth is the primary provider of services for homeless youth and young adults in East King County. Services include street outreach, emergency shelter, transitional living programs, supported permanent housing, employment and mental health support.
To learn more about Friends of Youth, please visit our website.