YPI is seeking a School Social Worker to work in our Health & Wellness Department to assist with the implementation of a U.S. Department of Education School Climate Transformation grant. The School Climate Transformation Grant Program is one of several Federal programs designed to work together to help make schools safer, and improve mental health services, for students and young adults. The goals of the grant are to increase LEA and schools' capacity to implement a multi-tiered positive behavior framework at each targeted school. The goals of the program, which the School Social Worker will be working towards with a team and the Project Director, include:
The School Social Worker will be assigned to the targeted schools and will implement each school's multi-tiered positive behavior framework, working closely with the Principal, teachers, and other staff.
The School Social Worker will provide professional development for teachers on the project's Ripple Effects curriculum, as well as provide individual, group, and family counseling/mental health services at the school site. The School Social Worker is key to the success of the project at each of their respective school sites, as they will provide training and services to increase each school's capacity to implement the multi-tiered positive behavior framework.
Desired candidates will possess:
Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm; some evenings and weekends required