This Job will be between two different school sites in Southeast Portland.
Our aim is to inspire all students to exceed/reach their academic, career, and personal/social potential, and in doing so, become successful college and career ready, transformative global citizens. In order to realize our vision we will aim to create anti-racist, anti-biased, intersectional, and transformative affirming community and space accessible for all students that centers student voice and supportive relationships. In addition, students will be treated equitably, with fairness, justice, and respect by staff.
Portland Public Schools (PPS) is seeking talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences to lead change and inspire PPS students. At PPS, every employee, despite having different roles, is an educator. We hope to attract talented educators who model the core PPS Educator Essentials. With the District’s focus on eliminating systemic racism and its adverse impact on student learning, we seek to hire individuals who bring to our district a deep commitment to racial equity and social justice.
The School Social Workers promotes and enhances the overall academic mission of the district by providing services that strengthen home/school/community partnerships and working to identify and assist students, families, and school systems to overcome barriers that interfere with learning through the use of assessment, counseling, consultation, coordination of school and community resources, and program development. The School Social Worker significantly contributes to the development of a healthy, safe and caring environment by advancing the understanding of the emotional and social development of children and the influences of family, community, and cultural differences on student success and by implementing effective intervention strategies. Working with parents/guardians, teachers, school principal/principal’s designee, and community partners, the school social worker implements strategies that promote students’ positive school engagement.