The Noble Network of Charter Schools
Part-Time Manager of Social Workers
Starting as one school in 1999, the Noble Network of Charter Schools (Noble) has grown to serve over 12,000 students from 70 different communities at 18 separate campuses in Chicago. Noble operates Chicago’s highest performing open-enrollment campuses (based on ACT & SAT.)
Noble’s continued improvement relies on our ability to protect and promote a culture of innovation. Whatever the speed or model of growth, we aim to create an environment where campuses can continue to challenge and redefine the “traditional” Noble model; create an environment where our principals have the autonomy to redefine classrooms, rethink the use of space, time, resources, etc.; an environment where principals have the ability to introduce and test new ideas, curriculum, and instruction.
In a highly autonomous model, the role of Noble’s Academic Department, specifically in the area of Student Services, is to promote a culture of innovation and continuous improvement. Student Services aims to encourage the constant improvement of our model for ELL and Diverse Learners by 1) addressing scholars’ needs through a continuum of services and tiered supports both academically and emotionally, 2) providing transparent, simple, actionable data, and 3) promoting quality collaboration. Noble’s Student Services aims to continue to pull these key levers to ensure we continue to be a leading example in the fight for quality education for our scholars.
We are seeking a Part-Time Manager of Social Workers (to start 7/1/18) that will work with our Director of Student Services to ensure compliance and provide campus assistance for quality services to Noble scholars. Overall, the Part-Time Manager of Social Workers will be tasked with providing Network professional development, promoting collaboration, supporting special education compliance, and consulting with campus social workers –ultimately, advocating to provide scholars with the necessary social-emotional skills for the best post-secondary outcomes.
This position is part-time and will be roughly 10 hours per week.
Key Network Responsibilities
- Compliance: Use current audits to track and guide our campuses’ understanding of compliance, priorities, and areas of necessary development for Social Workers.
- Collaboration & Professional Development: Facilitate Network Professional Development days that effectively leverage our campus talent and promote an invigorating and perpetuating culture of sharing/collaboration.
- Consultation & Best Practice Dissemination: In addition to the quarterly Network Professional Development days, facilitate the dissemination of best practices by strategically highlighting and/or codifying campus practices and facilitating a community of collaboration among Social Workers as well as be available for ad hoc case consultation.
Required Candidate Qualifications
- Masters in Social Work with proper credentials as a School Social Worker
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Eligibility to work in the United States
- 4+ years of experience preferred
- A proactive self-starter with the ability to multitask, establish and rearrange priorities, and maintain focus
- Familiarity with a large range of interventions and prevention strategies
- Relentless results-orientation
- Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of constituents
- Unwavering determination to do whatever it takes to help our students succeed
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
- Knowledge and experience with crisis intervention and risk management assessment
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
- Great ability to handle and mediate conflict
- Is familiar with community resources in Chicago
- Willingness to travel between campuses
Noble provides competitive salaries depending on candidate qualifications. We also provide health, dental, life and disability insurance; 401k contributions; and vacation and sick leave.
Statement of Non Discrimination
The Noble Network of Charter Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.