School Social Worker, Regional Student Services - The York Region District School Board

Sep 25, 2020
Aurora, Ontario
Entry Level, Early Career

Position Title: School Social Worker 

Work Location: Regional Student Services, YRDSB Centre for Leadership and Learning (300 Harry Walker Pkwy S, Newmarket, ON L3Y 8E2)

Application Deadline: August 6, 2020

Number of Positions: Six (6)

**Please visit our website at www.yrdsb.ca/careers to apply online via Apply to Education. No
emailed resumes or cover letters will be accepted.**

Interested candidates are required to complete the following on-line application to the attention of: The Recruitment Team. These positions are effective September 1, 2020.

Thank you for your interest in the School Social Worker, Regional Student Services position with the York Region District School Board. This position is responsible for supporting and improving the social and emotional well being of students as well as by carrying out the duties of the attendance counsellor in accordance with The Education Act and other provincial acts and regulations.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To provide student assessment and counselling, staff and student consultation, home visitations and agency liaison services for schools and students and their families in order to improve social emotional well being of students.
  • To support schools to address serious issues of student attendance.
  • To recommend action plans, negotiate program changes with school administrators and seek alternative programming to meet specific student needs.
  • To support schools to submit applications and SALP (Supervised Alternative Learning Plans) to the SAL Committee (Supervised Alternative Learning).
  • To enforce compulsory school attendance through the application of legal action in accordance with The Education Act, where required.
  • To contribute to the professional development of Board personnel and parent groups upon request and to engage in continuous personal professional development activities.
  • To carry out other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor of attendance services or superintendent of curriculum and instructional services.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor or Master Degree in Social Work is required.
  • Two to three years experience, preferably working with youth and families.
  • Should possess specialized knowledge of The Education Act.
  • Driver’s License and a vehicle for transportation.
  • Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The York Region District School Board (YRDSB) believes in giving each and every applicant an equal opportunity to succeed on their own merit and we strive to hire staff that reflect and support the diverse perspectives, experiences and needs of our students and our communities. We remain committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive Board-community. Therefore, in pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across the organizational hierarchy in actualizing the Board’s priorities, goals and principles outlined in the Director’s Action Plan.

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
  • persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
  • persons who identify as women;
  • and persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

At YRDSB, we recognize that many of these identities intersect and therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value and respect the contributions that each person brings to enriching the Board and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in communities that we serve.

Accessibility and Accommodation Statement

We also recognize our duty to accommodate and foster a culture of inclusion. Consistent with the principles of dignity, individualization and inclusion, we will make any appropriate accommodation based on any of the protected grounds in the Human Rights Code to support candidate participation in the hiring process. When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the hiring process, such as skills assessments, written practicum, presentation, interview, etc. We will provide accommodations during the hiring process. If an accommodation is required, please inform the Recruitment and Retention Team in advance of any part of the process. All information received relating to a candidate’s required accommodation will be addressed confidentially by the Recruitment and Retention Team.

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