Hope Community Charter School is a small literacy based neighborhood school serving students throughout the City of Camden in grades kindergarten through eighth grade.
We recognize the tremendous impact staff members can have on student achievement, so we recruit, employ, and develop leaders who meet the definition of “quality professional” based on their character, qualifications, effectiveness, capacity, performance, and expertise. Our staffs’ own self-efficacy and the personal messages of accountability, caring, and encouragement they express each day show them to be the heart and soul of Hope Community Charter School.
The School Social Worker/Special Education Case Manager is responsible for promoting student social and emotional growth through increased understanding between the school and home and providing evaluation and determination (Initial, Annual Review and ReEvaluation) services for students. This service shall deal intensively with the family, make an extensive effort to know and utilize community resources and carefully compile social history materials in order to tie home, community and school together.
- Support independent contractors who provide services to the Child Student Team or students.
- Possess and maintain current expertise with regard to NJ special education code.
- Act as a role model for establishing appropriate positive morale and attitude toward work and organization.
- Maintain appropriate and regular communication with staff.
- Respond to all questions from team members and school administrators regarding service process and code requirements
- Determine, along with the other Child Study Team members, parents and appropriate school personnel, the school program and individualized educational plan appropriate to the needs of those students classified based upon classroom observation, teacher conferences and a comprehensive review of the pupil’s cumulative file.
- Provide the training and the tools that will enable parents to understand and meet their child’s social and emotional needs. Provide social work services as a member of the Child Study Team and the Intervention and Referral Team (IRT) in the assessment of, educational planning for, monitoring of, and re-evaluation of students in need of special services, in accordance with all applicable federal, State and local codes and regulations.
- Complete a diagnostic social history on students referred to the Child Study Team for evaluation, assessing the status of the student’s social and academic adjustment in terms of school performance, family and personal history, socio-economic and cultural influences, and community factors.
- Prepare, with other Child Study Team members, teachers, and parents, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for each identified student, monitor the plan’s implementation, and participate in the annual review.
- Ensure that the instructional program for the identified student addresses the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and any accommodations and that the IEP clearly specifies the performance levels in the Standards at which the student is expected to demonstrate competency (N.J.A.C. 6A:14-3.7 et seq.).
- Work with and counsel students to enhance their personal and social growth and increase their responsibility for behavior and attitudes. Provide opportunities and resources for students to increase academic success, improve interpersonal relationships, learn problem-solving and decision-making skills, and resolve conflicts and crisis situations.
- Consult with and assist instructional staff with program modifications and strategies to encourage and support student personal and social growth and responsible behavior.
- Conduct or provide social services related staff development sessions for staff members and educational programs for parents.
- Provide crisis counseling to students and/or staff members on an as-needed basis.
- Performing other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
- New Jersey Educational Services Certificate with School Social Worker Enforcement Required;
- Minimum of 3 years functioning on a Child Study Team in New Jersey including case management;
- In-depth knowledge regarding current NJ Special Education Code;
Full-TIME POSITION OPEN FOR THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES DECLARES IT TO BE THE POLICY OF THIS DISTRICT TO PROVIDE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL APPLICANTS REGARDLESS OF AGE, COLOR, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RACE, RELIGION, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, DISABILITY, ANCESTRY, AFFECTIONAL OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION, FAMILIAL STATUS, OR NATIONALITY.