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St Paul Public Schools - 271 Belvidere Social Worker

  • 03 Dec 2018 12:30 PM
    Message # 6943690

    Job Title:

    Social Worker

    Job ID:



    271 Belvidere



    General Information  

    This position supports early childhood special education Birth to 5 programs.   This is a year round position with a stretch calendar.  




    A Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (Master's Degree in Social Work strongly preferred), a current Minnesota Board of Social Work License and a valid School Social Work License, issued by the Minnesota Department of Education.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Knowledge of positive behavioral interventions.
    • Knowledge of group counseling techniques with children and/or youth.
    • Knowledge of community resources and social services.
    • Knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of mental health concerns.
    • Ability to provide competent social work services, crisis intervention, and referral services to students and other persons of diverse cultural, ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds.
    • Ability to conduct formal and informal assessments consistent with school-based practice.
    • Ability to work efficiently, effectively and cooperatively with multidisciplinary teams.


    The essential job functions include, but are not limited to, the following fundamental duties. The actual duties performed will depend on the type of position (i.e. parent-infant, inclusion, etc.):

    • Support Early Intervention Home Visitors and ECSE preschool teams with diverse families in an urban setting. The work centers around families and students who are experiencing challenges, including but not limited to homelessness, Child Protective Services involvement, caregiver mental illness, poverty, family violence, chemical dependency, systems barriers and other complex traumas.
    • Assist with crisis intervention and connecting families with community resources.
    • Assistance with infant and toddler and preschool evaluations and development of IFSPs/IEPs, as a part of a multi-disciplinary team.
    • Facilitation of caregiver support groups.
    • Prefer: Infant Mental Health endorsement and experience leading Reflective Practice with teams.
    • Contribute to the District's inclusive workplace efforts by fostering a safe, welcoming and respectful environment.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned which may include program development, supervision of teaching assistants, management of programs for emotionally and behaviorally disordered students and resource development for students.


    Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule 

    This is a 10 month position working 40 hours per week.

    Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Teacher negotiated labor agreement. The labor agreement and salary schedule can be found at https://www.spps.org/Page/33566. 

    Benefits are available to new employees after 30 days of active employment.  Benefits include medical insurance, life insurance, sick leave, pension plan, tax-free retirement account, and flexible spending account.  Some employee groups also receive vacation, dental insurance and disability insurance.  A benefits summary is available at https://www.spps.org/Domain/13220.


    How to Apply  

    To be considered further, please apply for this position on spps.org/hr and attach a resume and cover letter to your online application.

    The Human Resource Department will review your application materials and contact you regarding the next steps.

    To attach additional documents to your online application, click on the "Additional Attachments" link from the applicant homepage and upload your documents as attachments.  Valid file extensions for attaching a document include .doc, .txt, .rtf, and .pdf.

    Other Information  

    Transcript - Unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of hire. You must submit official transcripts within 30 days of your start date.  Formal credential evaluation is required for post-secondary education completed outside of the United States.

    Veteran's Preference - If you are an eligible veteran applying for a job where veteran's preference applies and wish to claim Veterans Preference you must submit a legible copy of your DD214 to the Human Resource Department with your employment application. If your claim is approved, five or ten additional points will be added to your final passing score.

    Criminal Background Investigation and Reference Checks - Reference checks and a criminal background investigation will be completed as a condition of hire for all new employees and for former employees who have not been employed by the District for more than six months.


    Equal Employment Opportunity  

    Saint Paul Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.


    Equity Statement  

    SPPS is committed to eliminating racial disparities and predictability in achievement and to a workforce which embodies this commitment.

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