Jan 13, 2020

Social Worker - IDEA Bridge Academy (20-21)

  • IDEA Public Schools
  • Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Full-time School Leadership

Job Description


Description
Position at IDEA Public Schools

About IDEA Public Schools

At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all our 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. 50% 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 53,000 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 Houston (2020), Permian Basin (2020), 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 this video .

About Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is ranked in the top 100 on the U.S. News and World Report Best Places to Live Rankings. It is also home to IDEA Innovation and IDEA Bridge, the first IDEA Public School regions outside of the state of Texas. We are honored to pledge our passion and focus to the students of Baton Rouge and provide an educational experience that will end with college acceptance and matriculation.

While Baton Rouge is well known for its delicious cuisine and entertainment, it is also a nucleus for an abundant culture and history. We are ecstatic to enlist a cohort of strong individuals that will help support student's dreams to get to and through college.

In 2017, only 1 in 6 students graduated in the state of Louisiana graduated college ready. Changing this statistic is part of the promise IDEA makes to current and incoming students. IDEA Southern Louisiana is part of the solution for sharing the endless possibilities in grade school, college, and beyond.

About New Orleans

IDEA New Orleans opened their doors in the fall of 2019 with the launch of IDEA Oscar Dunn. Home to world-class restaurants, and beautiful architecture - IDEA is ecstatic to enlist a cohort of strong individuals that will help support student's dreams to get to and through college.

In 2017, only 1 in 6 students graduated in the state of Louisiana graduated college ready. Changing this statistic is part of the promise IDEA makes to current and incoming students. IDEA Southern Louisiana is part of the solution for sharing the endless possibilities in grade school, college, and beyond.

Role Mission:

Social Workers work directly with our at-risk scholars to ensure that they graduate from IDEA and go to and through college by providing them individualized emotional, behavioral and mental health support. The goal is to work with a large group of at-risk scholars and have them independently master coping skills to address and overcome mental, behavioral, and academic challenges.

Responsibilities:

Schedule individualized and reoccurring sessions to address mental health needs

Establish individualized counseling goals for scholars

Use knowledge 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 of school and community services

Inform Lead Team every time there is a potential persistence concern

Communicate with family to figure out root cause and develop solutions to address concerns

Collaborate with lead team to create a joyful, respectful school culture where scholars want to come to school

Assist with campus joy factor, events and celebrations

Collaborates 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 students are capable of getting to and through college

Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them

Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly

Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes

Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change

Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization

Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes

We 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 functions

Engage in summer and year-long district, school and personal learning and development

Minimum of 40+ hours spent at school per week

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's degree required

Experience: Teaching experience preferred; Ability to write and speak Spanish preferred

Licensure: Social work license required

Knowledge and Skills:

Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Ability to adjust and adapt to a multitude of situations in the school environment

Ability to build solid student and family relationships

Compensation:

Salaries for this role typically fall between $47,623 and $56,947 commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment.

IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.


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