The Social Worker will work with students to set social emotional goals and will develop differentiated plans for supporting the students in meeting these goals. They will create a schedule for meeting with individual students and groups of students and monitor and share out student progress. The social worker will also ensure that we are in compliance regarding social emotional services mandated by students’ Individualized Education Plans.
Social Workers will be expected to set and achieve weekly self-selected “micro-goals” for professional growth. To support them in their work, they will have several weeks of summer professional development and ongoing bi-weekly PD and a dedicated coach who will meet with them and provide feedback on a weekly basis. They will also a part of a grade team and will regularly observe, support and learn from their colleagues.
MSW, LSW, or LCSW required.
1-2 years’ experience in counseling and working with adolescents and families
Knowledge of community social service resources and how to access them
Understanding of current rules and regulations regarding child study teams, special education assessments and program requirements
Unwavering commitment to our students and their success
Ability to communicate clearly and to invest stakeholders in student goals
Ability to establish relationships with students and families at all costs
Solution orientation and ability to bring a new lens to challenging problems
A high level of organization skills and attention to detail
Set social emotional goals with students.
Create differentiated plans to support students towards goals.
Create and maintains a schedule to regularly meet with individuals and groups of students.
Ensure compliance with Social Emotional services mandated by IEPs
Builds relationships with community organizations and serves as the point person in the school for connecting families and students with resources as needed.
Support a strong team culture by upholding norms through modeling and candid conversations.
Participate in weekly team meetings and support team accountability of each team member for meeting goals, metrics, and action items.
Lead grade team in one focus area, making decisions, and driving it forward.
Participate in duties required for supporting school operations.
Culture of Growth & Ownership:
Model the school’s values of purpose, honor, struggle, voice and love everyday
Build and maintains relationships with families
Supports students in planning and executing bi-weekly presentations of learning for their family.
Coaching and Development:
Manage her/his ongoing development through the creation and achievement of weekly micro-goals based on observation feedback
Observe teammate’s class for 10 minutes 3x/week
Student Focus: Belief that all students, regardless of background, have the ability to go to and through college;
Growth Mindset: Ask for, give and accept feedback from others in order to growth professionally and meet established goals
Cultural Competence: Demonstrated ability to create inclusive environments that honor community and that support a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives
Relationship Building: Expertise in cultivating relationships with a diverse group of students and adults
Achievement Orientation: Demonstrated resilience and focus on student outcomes
Love of Learning: Personal love of content area inside and outside the classroom
About KIPP Miami KIPP is a non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating 100,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in 242 schools across the country. KIPP Miami is a new region and its first schools will set the pace for excellence and lay the foundation for school-based structures across the region. Over the long term, KIPP Miami plans to serve students from grades K-12 in multiple schools across the city.
KIPP Miami seeks to create and sustain a high achieving and inspiring community schools that battles inequity by empowering students to develop the skills, character strengths, and habits to thrive in college and beyond, shape their futures, and positively impact the world.
We’re passionate about kids, fun and improvement. To find out more about why great teachers join, visit our website here.
KIPP New Jersey/KIPP Miami is an equal opportunity employer.