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Social Worker - IDEA North Mission Academy (21-22)

Company: IDEA Public Schools
Location: Mission
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

IDEA Public Schools:At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring thatall ofour students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 58% of our students graduate from college in 6 years - that's 8 times the national rate for students in our communities!IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA's co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve nearly 45,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. By 2022, IDEA will serve 100,000 students. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you"with continued growth in our current regions and new launches in Tarrant County (Fort Worth/Arlington), New Orleans, Houston (2020), Permian Basin (2021), and Tampa Bay (2021)!When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.To learn more about IDEA, check out thisvideo.About the Rio Grande Valley:Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a school of 150 students in Donna, TX to the fastest- growing family of tuition-free, public charter schools in the United States. In the Rio Grande Valley, we are a nucleus of four counties (Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy County) that work as one unit to support our children academically and holistically.RGV is home to a population of just over 1.3 million residents. Children across the region truly benefit from IDEA's mission of college for all as only 1 out of 17 students graduate college-ready. Our mission holds true as we have 2,400 IDEA alumni that currently attend, or have graduated from, 150 colleges and universities across the country.Join our passionate team of change makers in south Texas as we prepare to expand our home region to 55 schools, serving over 38,000 students in 2022.Role Mission:Social Workers workdirectly with our at-risk scholars to ensure that they graduate from IDEA and go to and through college byprovidingthem individualized emotional, behavioral and mental health support. The goal is to work witha large group ofat-risk scholars and have them independently master coping skills to address and overcome mental, behavioral, and academic challenges.Responsibilities:Schedule individualized andreoccurringsessions to address mental health needsEstablishindividualized counseling goals for scholarsUseknowledge and understanding of the reciprocal influences of home, school, and community to intervene for scholar success via such practices as assessment, crisis intervention, home visits, conflict resolution, individual and group counseling, consultation,program development, dropout prevention and coordination ofschool and community servicesInformLead Team every time there isa potential persistence concernCommunicatewith family to figure out root cause and develop solutions to address concernsCollaboratewith lead team to create a joyful, respectful school culture wherescholars want to come to schoolAssist with campus joy factor, events and celebrationsCollaborates with teachers of concern to develop a plan to address failing grades concerns.Communicates with families regarding weekly progress as needed.We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics:Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all studentsare capable of gettingto and through collegeHas demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for themHas a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improvequicklyWorks with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomesThrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and changeSeeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organizationWorks through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomesWe believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students.Responsibilities:Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with students and families based on trust, understanding and respect for the communities in which they identify.Participate in weekly manager check-ins, grade-level meetings, parent meetings, parent information sessions, before and after-school duties, and school wide meetings and functionsEngage in summer and year-long district, school and personal learning and developmentMinimum of 40+ hours spent at school per weekQualifications:Education: Master's degree requiredExperience: Teaching experience preferred; Ability to write and speak Spanish preferredLicensure: Social work license required (LMSW or LCSW)Knowledge and Skills:Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skillsAbility to adjust and adapt to a multitude of situations in the school environmentAbility to build solid student and family relationshipsCompensation:Salaries for this role typically fall between$51,946and $61,816commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications.This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment.

Keywords: IDEA Public Schools, Mission , Social Worker - IDEA North Mission Academy (21-22), Other , Mission, Texas

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