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Date:     July 27, 2022                      

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Position Title: Social Worker

Department:      Title V F2F                                      

FLSA:    Exempt

Job Type:  Part-Time

SUMMARY

 The Social Worker will serve as a clinical case manager for students providing direct and indirect social work services to students experiencing social, emotional and/or behavioral problems that interfere with their school performance and general functioning. The position will work with students to navigate college administrative processes, assess their situations/capabilities/problems, determine appropriate services and make referrals to college and community resources as needed. In this role, the Social Worker may provide early crisis intervention services in collaboration with the counseling department. The Social Worker reports to the Coordinator for Student Support.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES

  • Perform needs assessments for students, allowing for the development of a plan to refer, connect, and advocate for students with appropriate college and community resources.
  • Maintains and regularly updates a comprehensive list of emergent and non-emergent social service support options and events in the community.
  • Performs assessments on students in or potentially in crisis related to suicidality, homicidally, violence, etc.
  • Manages student referral system for services and collates data to assess success with delivery of services.
  • In partnership with the counseling department, facilitates education, training, and consultation services for faculty and staff on how to manage students of concern, including how and when to make appropriate referrals.
  • Directs the operation of the Eagle Food Pantry, including making determinations on eligibility for use of the service. Serves as an essential member of the Hunger Task Force Committee.
  • Leads and supports standard methodologies for effective case management with students, understanding student mental health issues, and convening resources from multiple departments and constituencies to address complex student issues.
  • Participates in weekly meetings including CARE Team.
  • Participates in the life of the school, including student activities and events.
  • Other responsibilities may include psychoeducational counseling and/or groups regarding issues including mental health, poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, physical abuse, rehabilitation, social adjustment, childcare, or medical needs.

 

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or related field is required.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience working in a higher education setting, non-profit organization, or K -12 school system as a counselor, social worker, or case manager or equivalent experience.

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's degree in Social Work or other related field is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working with individuals who may be in distress and/or handling difficult interactions; demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity, as well as the ability to work with a wide range of constituencies (staff, students, faculty, parents, administrators) with diplomacy and tact.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with multicultural populations, and an awareness of issues affecting women, minorities, and persons with disabilities; knowledge, experience, and training in handling issues related to gender-based violence; superior leadership and management skills, including interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills; and excellent presentation and training skills.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to provide excellent customer service.
  • Ability to interact effectively as a member of a team and work collaboratively with other departments.
  • Excellent judgment with the ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential information.
  • Strong skills in the areas of critical thinking, conflict resolution, problem-solving techniques, interviewing, and investigation
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to assess and negotiate complex, highly sensitive situations.
  • Skill in writing concise, logical, analytical reports to convey complex issues.
  • Ability to maintain neutrality and work under stress.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and success in working with diverse constituencies, both domestic and international.
  • Strong and effective interpersonal skills; the ability to listen well and demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for individual needs with both diverse student populations and their families.
  • Knowledge of community resources for referrals.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals and agencies.
  • Ability to implement psycho-social assessment, intervention techniques, and perform crisis assessment and intervention.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate projects and programs to support students.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional and productive working relationships with staff at all levels at the College.
  • Working knowledge of nondiscrimination laws and compliance regulations including Title IX, due process protections as they apply to Student Conduct proceedings, the Clery Act, VAWA and FERPA.

 CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint Clearance
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Minimal physical effort required; up to 25 pounds
  • Little or no exposure to physical risk.

 WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Work is performed mainly in a typical office environment

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

A complete application must include:  1) A letter of interest, 2) a resume, 3) names, addresses, and phone numbers of (3) three references.

References will be contacted in conjunction with interviews.

Required application materials should be sent to:  humanresources@nnmc edu

NNMC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Northern offers over 50 bachelor's, associate and certificate programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math); Nursing and Health Sciences; Liberal Arts and Humanities; Arts, Film & Media; Business Administration; Teacher Education and Technical Trades.
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