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SOCIAL WORKER in Woodridge, IL at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 4/28/2022

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    Woodridge, IL
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Job Description


Salary: $55,000 annually

Bonus (if applicable):


Benefits: Full-time employees will enjoy a competitive benefits package for an energized workforce with options for you and your family including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits 
  • 403(b) & 403(b) matching
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Competitive Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Training 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

An exciting job opportunity for a Social Worker at Woodridge Interventions has just become available in Woodridge, Illinois area

Social Worker Alterative High School

Community Partnership Grant

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree.  If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services

Job Description,

The Community Partnership Social Worker assists students by providing intervention services that identify and address the social-emotional-environmental issues that interfere with the educational process. Working with parents/guardians, teachers, school principal and community-based resources, the CPG social worker implements strategies that promote a positive school experience through the acquisition of social emotional competencies that lead to successful transitions to home, community and school.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identifies and assesses social and emotional problems through analysis of factors impinging on student adjustment including factors in the home, school, and community.
  • Serves as a liaison between families and the school to positively promote collaborative processes in educational planning for students by encouraging parent/guardian participation in the school setting.
  • Provides individual and group therapeutic counseling to students.
  • Provides parent/guardian educational workshops on identified issues related to adolescent development, stress reduction, discipline and safety, and teacher/parent/student communication.
  • Participate as members of the IEP, and other school-based teams to develop interventions for promoting students’ academic success.
  • Provides crisis intervention services.
  • Provides social work case management for students and families.
  • Provides staff consultation on behavioral-emotional-environmental issues affecting student participation in the learning process.
  • Conducts staff development on issues related to social-emotional-environmental factors that impact learning.
  • Develops programs to address parent/guardian participation in the school and student engagement in the educational process.
  • Conducts classroom meetings, psycho-educational social skills groups, and classroom presentations on identified areas of concern for the students.
  • Maintains required clinical records and submits appropriate documents for statistical reports with adherence to program standards in school social work.
  • Completes risk assessments on referred students.
  • Completes functional behavior assessments on identified students.
  • Completes classroom student observations.
  • Serves as liaison with community agencies and assists in fostering communication between schools, parents/guardians, and community leaders.
  • Attends meetings and professional development activities as required.
  • Develop and maintain a current list of resources that includes self-help/support groups to ensure comprehensive services are provided to students and their families.
  • Facilitate staff meetings and conferences at the direction of the Principal.
  • Provide for the delivery of scientifically based SEL curriculum to students placed in Treatment
  • Provide for the successful Transition of Youth in Drug and Alcohol treatment to the student’s home school and community following successful completion of treatment.
  • Provide for the enhancement of the skills necessary for teachers and support staff to successfully integrate SEL into their daily lesson plans and curriculum.
  • Provide adult SEL opportunities for staff to be aware of the skills involved in developing better Self-awareness and Self-management.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the grant activities in providing for a successful implementation of a SEL curriculum for youth in treatment.



Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

 Valid Illinois licensure as a School Social Worker (PEL School Support Personnel). Advanced training and related experience in the social and emotional development of individuals with exceptional needs. 

 Other Requirements:

  • Writing Skills - Must be able to compose a variety correspondence such as memorandums, letters, agendas, summaries, etc. in a clear and concise manner. May be required to proofread the work of others and suggest changes when necessary.
  • Verbal Skills - Must be able to speak clearly when interacting with others in person or while on the telephone. Must be able to ask questions when assignments are unclear or ambiguous.  Must be able to communicate with officials, clients and the general public.
  • Accuracy of Work - Must be able to complete assignments accurately and within the given deadlines. Must be able to plan accordingly when deadlines of current projects change.
  • Independence and Teamwork - Must be able to work independently and in group settings. Must be willing to lead the work of others on occasion.
  • Computer Skills - Must have working knowledge of all software applications used by the supported group. This typically includes using word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, charts and database software applications.  Must be able to determine when various software applications should be integrated together when completing assignments.  In addition, must be able to functionally use any other software applications that are unique to the business unit where this position operates.
  • Master’s degree in Social Work with state certification.
  • Office Equipment - Must have thorough understanding of various equipment typically found in an office environment.
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI)
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam
  • Valid driver's license issued from state of residence