Licensed Social Worker
Licensed Social Worker
The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts (ASMSA), a campus of the University of Arkansas System, invites applications from highly qualified candidates for a ten-month, full-time opening beginning August 1, 2021. The social worker will play a critical role in addressing the social and emotional needs of gifted and talented students within a specialized educational community.
In brief, ASMSA is tasked with providing extraordinary opportunities for a diverse group of students. Established by the General Assembly in 1991 as a public, residential high school to serve talented and motivated Arkansas juniors and seniors from throughout the state as a school of choice, ASMSA—located in historic downtown Hot Springs and adjacent to Hot Springs National Park—is one of only 16 public, residential high schools in the United States focusing on advanced educational experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics as well as dynamic opportunities within the arts. ASMSA offers more than 60 courses for college credit, and all students earn an average of 45 hours of college credit whil e finishing high school. Graduates achieve an average ACT composite score of 30.6. Newsweek, The Daily Beast, and The Washington Post have ranked ASMSA among the nation’s Top 25 high schools over the past four years.
The social worker will be responsible for a range of clinical responsibilities under the supervision of the Licensed Professional Counselor and coordinating services and projects related to the social and emotional wellbeing of our students. The primary focus of the work is treatment in the individual therapy modality to students in need through counseling/talk therapy. Related case management duties include working with students, their families, off campus care providers, and on campus support services. The social worker will have the opportunity to contribute to outreach and co-curricular education of the broader campus community as part of counseling services and wellness initiatives.
A Master's degree from an accredited institution in Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or Educational Psychology is required. Three years of counseling/therapy experience is preferred. A current Arkansas license/eligibility must be obtained within 6 months of hire date in one of the following helping professions: Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Service Provider; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Licensed Master Social Worker. Experience in student support programs, with a preference for familiarity with gifted and talented high school students and related topics is an asset.
Candidate must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident.
Visit www.asmsa.org/employment opportunities for institutional information and to apply
Review of applications will commence May 1, 2021 and continue until the position has been filled. The estimated salary is $45,000.
ASMSA is an AA/EOE employer.