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Job Description

POSITION: School Social Work Intern

POSITION GUIDE: Non-certified Personnel - 9 months; intern

FUNCTION: The Clinical Counseling Intern/Social Work Intern will assist existing LCSW-Licensed Clinical Social Worker/LCPC-Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors in Joliet Public School District 86 with caseload management tasks including, facilitating groups, individual counseling and supporting Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the classroom and crisis intervention. Intern will participate in training experience designed to develop skills in the area of diagnostic assessment, individual and group therapy, consultation and related follow-up services for the preschool and school age child. The Intern will also enhance his/her technical skill, critical judgement, professional attitudes, responsibility, independence, communication skills, and an ability to relate to others. Additional duties may be assigned from time to time in accordance with provisions of the Board's policies and requirements.

The information contained in this job description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties performed by the individual holding this position may be assigned.

RELATES TO: The Assistant Superintendent for Student Services, the Student Services Coordinator of Social Work Services, Student Services, Building Principals, Assistant Principals, Academic Advisors, Instructional leaders, Special Education Teachers, Special Services Related Services staff, General Education teachers, parents, and community agency staff.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be enrolled in an accredited university in either a Master's or Doctoral Program; Approval as a School Intern by the Joliet Public School District 86 and the Board of School Inspectors


* Acquire a working knowledge of the public school system organization and operation.
* Gain knowledge of the relationship of the special education programs in relation to the general education programs.
* Become familiar with the role and function of the School Social Worker and his/her place in the organization of the school system/district.
* Develop skills in conducting diagnostic interviews providing consultative services to school personnel and parents.
* Gain expertise in behavioral analysis and management programs.
* Develop expertise in the completion and scoring of formal adaptive behavior scale assessment protocols, scoring, interpretation, presentation of interpretation of the protocol and formulating recommendations and/or suggestions for their practical implementation.
* Develop communicative and consultative skills and ability to participate as a school district/building/special services team member.
* Develop and implement effective therapeutic counseling skills.
* Develop knowledge of the services available to children from community agencies and professionals.
* Performs all other responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant Superintendent for Student Services or designee.


* Strong communication, public relation, and interpersonal skills.
* Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written form using a variety of communication techniques and tools to ensure the appropriate flow of information, collaborative efforts, and feedback.
* Ability to compose correspondence, reports, and/or other required written materials.
* Ability to read, analyze, and interpret information.
* Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions, inquiries, and/or complaints.
* Displays courtesy, tact, and respect when dealing with others.


* Ability to perform basic math using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals consistent with the duties of this position.


* Ability to interpret a variety of instructions and information furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
* Ability to identify and define problem(s), collect and analyze data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.


* Maintains appropriate confidentiality.
* Promotes a harassment-free environment.
* Establishes and maintains effective working relationships; demonstrates a commitment to teamwork.
* Ability to learn and utilize office equipment, computers, and software especially as systems are updated.
* Ability to react well under pressure, handle and balance multiple demands at one time, work with frequent interruptions, and perform duties and tasks at expected levels of professionalism.
* Extensive knowledge of and ability to perform duties in compliance with all district, Board, state and federal laws, methods, requirements, policies, procedures, and activities pertinent to the duties of this position.
* Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
* Ability to prepare and maintain accurate files and records.
* Ability to meet strict deadlines.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters when performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. Employee experiences constant interruptions and inflexible deadlines. The noise level in this environment is quiet to moderate. Duties are performed primarily indoors and occasionally outdoors. In-district and out-of-town travel required as necessary for training and/or to carry out duties and responsibilities.

Application Procedure: Apply online www.joliet86.org

About Joliet Public Schools District 86

We strive to provide our students with the very best education possible. Our staff utilizes a variety of teaching methods and strategies to reach the needs of our students. We utilize differentiated instruction, guided reading, and technology to help students achieve to their fullest potential.

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