• School Social Worker

    Job Location US-CO-Loveland
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1/8/2020 2:12 PM)
    Job ID
    Full-Time / Part-Time
    Regular / Temporary
  • Overview

    Sierra School of Thompson, a partnership between Catapult Learning and Thompson School District, is hiring a school social worker. Sierra School of Thompson serves students with social, emotional, and behavioral needs who receive special education services in a small, highly structured environment


    Case Management

    • Maintain relationships with outside providers (therapist, psychiatrics, DHS, etc.)
    • Communicate with families – including communication around attendance and any other necessary concerns or progress.
    • Work with director to prevent and address truancy, attendance issues.
    • Communicating with outside providers and treatment teams.
    • Refer students to outside agencies as appropriate
    • Billing for services as requested by the school district.
    • Perform risk and threat assessments

    IEP/ Special Education Roles/ Tasks


    Participate in the IEP process through progress monitoring all social, emotional, and behavioral goals, providing services as described in the IEP, and writing new IEP goals for annual reviews.


    Group and Individual Services

    • Providing proactive clinical interventions in session – focus on solutions, development of coping skills, and regulation skills.
    • Provide individual services as outlined in IEP
    • Interventions should be focused on developing skills necessary to access academics
    • Students requiring more significant therapeutic interventions should be referred to a local mental health provider for additional services outside of the school setting
    • Running a social skills group – submit lesson plans to director weekly or monthly (based on preference of director and SSW).
    • Documenting interactions with students (individual sessions, crisis, group, communication with parents and providers) in case notes.
    • All types of communications can be in one document or can be broken out
    • What did you do to help move the student toward meeting his/her IEP goals and objectives?

    School/Classroom Support

    • Providing consultation to classroom staff regarding behavior management techniques and crisis situations
    • Collaborating with classroom staff to hear feedback on areas of classroom struggles that could be addressed in group or individual sessions
    • Creating school community activities to create a sense of belonging (quarterly assemblies, community/charity projects, in-school field trips/presentations).
    • Conduct classroom observations on all students, especially those who are struggling and especially prior to implementing any additional incentive plans
    • Developing incentive plans for students who need support above what the level system provides

    ­­Professional Presence

    • Present at student morning arrival
    • Assisting concretely at staff end of day meeting 
    • Assisting with periodic staff trainings
    • Attending necessary trainings to build one's toolbox of resources and knowledge.
    • Fostering a sense of positivity through a frequent presence throughout the building.




    Must have a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.


    Must be a licensed school social worker through Colorado Department of Education or willingness to complete requirements to obtain this license.


    Must have demonstrated ability to communicate with students, families and school personnel. Excellent time management, organizational, verbal and written communications skills are essential. Computer literacy preferred.



    Light lifting, walking, climbing stairs. Most programs are in school settings.


    Applications can be sent to Carrie Summermeyer




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    At Catapult Learning, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Catapult believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success



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