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Lighthouse Academies

Social Worker for 2022-2023

Calumet City, IL

East Chicago Lighthouse Charter School (Grades K-8th) is seeking a licensed Social Worker for the 2022-2023 academic year. Please submit your application for consideration.

Lighthouse Academy (LHA) social workers are more than staff members. They help transform children's lives by creating opportunities for a brighter future. We are seeking a social worker who will make the commitment to conduct their work with determination, integrity and purpose, embodying these essential qualities:

  • Past experiences and actions reflect a commitment to the LHA mission, vision, core values
  • A passion and ability to build and sustain the LHA K-12 model in a high need, urban environment
  • Work in schools that demonstrates a sense of urgency and the relentless pursuit of high academic student achievement
  • Reflective, self-aware and adaptable to communication and work styles of others
  • Critical thinker and problem solver who takes initiative
  • Belief in the power of collaboration and works to build a collaborative culture with LHA network, community, staff, families and students

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A Lighthouse Academy social worker provides support services to students, staff, and parents. Support services include referrals, counseling, assessment, diagnostics, and report writing. This work takes place at the school site, in other public buildings, and in private residences. All social workers' actions must always be aligned with our mission, vision, core values and education program. The essential functions for our social workers are as follows:

• Completes assessments, referrals, and counseling with students and families.
• Consults with other professional staff, outside agencies and other organizations.
• Completes assessments of home and family situations.
• Serves as a member of school-based teams to provide support to families.
• Consult with DLT's and teachers on classroom based behavior interventions
• Counsels students and/or families individually, or in groups.
• Works collaboratively with the Family Coordinator to assess and meet the social needs of students and families.
• Maintains and protects confidentiality at all times

• Completes written reports of all cases and meetings.
• Interviews students and families.
• Make oral presentations of assessments, diagnostics, home visits, and observations.
• Completes other reports as may be required by federal, state, or local agencies, laws, and regulations.
• Leads school-based social groups.
• Serves on the Response to Intervention (RtI) Team


Education: Master's Degree in field of social services, MSW preferred

Experience, Knowledge & Skills:

• Experience providing the service required by this position, including at least three (3) years of experience working with and counseling children.
• Currently holds a valid certificate license from the State of New York to provide services as school service personnel a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. LSW or LCSW preferred.
• Oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; personal organization skills.
• Knowledge of appropriate counseling procedures.
• Knowledge of applicable federal and state statutes dealing with privacy, care and protection abuse.
• Ability to diagnose emotional, personal, and social issues.
• Ability to make referrals to appropriate staff members and other agencies and organizations.
• Computer skills including word processing, database, and spreadsheet.

Client-provided location(s): East Chicago, IN, USA
Job ID: Lighthouse-588098
Employment Type: Other