Solomon Schechter Day School is looking for a full-time School Social Worker/Counselor to join our wonderful community. Our nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School conservative movement K-8 day school is located in Northbrook, IL north of Chicago.

This person will be responsible for providing direct and indirect support services to students experiencing social, emotional, and/or behavioral challenges that interfere with their performance at school.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Provide school social work services to students who present with social/emotional/behavioral concerns that negatively impact their ability to function within the school setting.

Serving as related service provider:
Serves as case manager for students with ISP and 504 plans
Consults with families and outside providers
Counseling (group, individual)
Develops behavior intervention plans
Maintains current and accurate case notes
Providing services to students, staff and families:
Provides crisis intervention support
Develops interventions to increase social and academic success
Helps students develop skills for appropriate social interactions with peers
Helps students understand and accept themselves and others
Connects families with appropriate social service agencies
Assesses mental health concerns

Maintaining professional competence through in-service and professional growth activities. Other related duties as assigned.


Skills required for this position include:

Enthusiasm about engaging with early adolescents and other educators
The ability to develop creative solutions to challenging situations
The ability to set and maintain professional boundaries
Calm and collected demeanor during crisis situations
A proactive work ethic, growth mindset, and positive attitude
Highly collaborative and discreet with sensitive information
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


Masters degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology, from an accredited program
Must hold professional licensure
Experience working with children and adolescents


Wonderful Community
Culture of Caring
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Long and Short Term Insurance
Sick/Personal Days
403(b) Retirement Plan

At Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago, we ignite our students’s Jewish souls, educate them to their highest potential, and empower them to use their knowledge, skills, and creativity to enrich our world.

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