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The Regional Office of Education is accepting applications for a Social Worker for the Project ECHO Alternative School and STARQuest Academy Regional Safe School Programs

School social worker serving At-Risk Students in an alternative learning environment. May conduct assessments, testing and diagnostic examinations of students for the purpose of identifying learning or social interaction issues, and recommending courses of action or corrective procedures to overcome issues and maximize learning. Works with students and parents to encourage parental understanding of, and participation in, overcoming social issues to maximize the education experiences of the students. Organizes and participates in parent workshops. Assists students and teaching staff in implementing students’ intervention management plans. Coordinates with outside agencies, organizations and institutions, including state and federal authorities as needed. Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff to ascertain individual student abilities and needs, and to familiarize stakeholders with social work services. Serves as a ready resource to students and parents to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth. This job description is not intended nor should it be construed, to be a list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.


  • Valid Illinois Professional Educator License Endorsed in School Social;  OR
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work and also be licensed through Illinois Department of Federal Public Regulations (IDFPR).
  • Experience working with at risk youth is preferred, but not required

Salary/Benefits:  200-day position with salary and benefits

How to Apply:

Interested applications should send a letter of application, resume, unofficial transcripts, proof of IL General Administrative Endorsement, and three professional references to Mrs. Lorie LeQuatte, Regional Superintendent, 502 W Jackson St., Marion, IL  62948.

Position open until filled.

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