School Social Worker

Job Code: 3623996

Job Details

School Social Worker


Position Description:

School District 60 is looking for a compassionate, dedicated school social worker to assist in addressing the emotional and social well-being of our students. We are dedicated to providing services that assist students to develop attitudes, skills and knowledge required to successfully participate in educational experiences. We provide indirect and direct services to the student and/or school community. Our collective knowledge, skills, energy, creativity and empathy support and nurture this process

This position starts immediately after closing to March 31, 2024 with the possibility of an extension. This is an exempt position and as such is not eligible for overtime and it is not part of a Union. Regular hours are up to eight (8) hours per day, however responsibilities require a willingness to work as and when needed.

  • Hours: up to 8 hours per day, 5 days a week - willing to negotiate
  • Benefits: Flexible Benefit Plan
  • Compensation: $37.34/hr to $46.68/hr

Key Duties:

  • Provide information, when appropriate, to outside support services to help students with economic, emotional, or physical issues.
  • Assist at-risk students or students with disabilities.
  • Communicate with parents, teachers, and administrators to understand students' challenges.
  • Maintain case files and reports to track students' progress and problems.
  • Help students and families suffering from abuse, violence, hunger, or homelessness to access resources like shelters, food banks, and medical care.
  • Consult with school administrators, teachers, support staff, school based team, parents
  • Plan and facilitate in-service training sessions for classroom teachers, youth care workers, educational assistants, and parents
  • Other job related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Attributes:
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work or other relevant field
  • Valid license to practice Social Work in BC preferred
  • Experience within a setting where services related to a person’s social, emotional and life adjustment were required
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership and organizational skills are required to work at all three tiers of a responsive system, supporting teachers, school teams and parents in developing and strengthening the social and emotional skills of our children & youth
  • Experience in providing liaison between school, home and community agencies, and facilitating referrals for service
  • Must be available to school based-staff at school locations
  • Must be flexible and team orientated
  • The candidate must have a reliable vehicle and be willing to travel to rural and in-town schools
  • Preference will be given to the candidate who has the above skill set plus:
  • Ability to participate in meetings outside of the regular school day to support learning
    • Participating as an active member of the School-Based Team (SBT) and District support teams
    • Qualifications and experience in counselling children/youth
    • Knowledge and skills to develop and support district protocols such as: Safety plan, Crisis Prevention & Intervention Plans, Emergency Plans, Risk Assessment and Threat Assessments
    • Experience and knowledge of processes such as Wraparound, Restorative Justice, Circle Talks, and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) supports
    • Providing individual group and family counselling and intervention services during a time of crisis with the focus of connecting students and family to community resources/services as appropriate
    • Skills to develop and implement individual/group programs in areas such as social skills, self-esteem, anger management, bullying, anxiety and peer pressure
    • Collaborative; team orientated

Interested Applicants are required to supply:

  • Three (3) references
  • Verification of qualifications

Compensation:

  • $2,000 relocation allowance from BC, AB and Yukon and up to $4,000 from other areas
  • Competitive Benefits package including medical, dental, extended health, group life insurance, municipal pension plan.

For more information please contact:

Wade Hart, Director of Instruction - Human Resources, at 250-262-6017 or via email at whart@prn.bc.ca

Please note:

All applications with relevant documentation must be made through

Make A Future for consideration for the position

About School District 60:

School District 60 is noted for innovative educational practices and excellent cooperative relationships between all educational partners. Our district is made up of dedicated, energetic professionals for whom the achievement and well-being of their students is a first priority. Together we challenge, encourage and support all learners to be responsible for developing their abilities with respect for self, others and the environment.

School District 60 is progressive and growing. There are 23 schools with School District No. 60 (Peace River North). The district’s schools provide education services to approximately 6000 ethnically and demographically diverse students.

School District 60 is located on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains in the northern tip of the Canadian Prairies in beautiful Fort St. John, BC. Fort St John is 478 km northeast of Prince Georgeand 1,237 km north of Vancouver, situated near the border with neighbouring Alberta, 214 km west of Grande Prairie, Alberta. The region’s economy is prosperous and expanding. Fort St John is a city for all seasons and year-round playground for those who like pristine wilderness, an active lifestyle, cosmopolitan city life and the enthusiasm of an energetic community.

Why School District 60:

  • Professional development opportunities
  • Supportive culture of collaboration
  • Curriculum and teacher supports
  • French Immersion, music, & outdoor education programs
  • Advanced technology facilities and resources
  • Progressive and growing district
  • Innovative educational practices

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Posted On
March 29, 2024
Closing Date & Time
Ongoing
Openings
1

Job Type
Part Time
Job Category
Management & Professionals
City
Fort St John
School/Location
Board Office
Salary
Based on Experience
Employment Start Date
Start Immediately
End Date
2024/03/31