In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest that the nation and our college community has experienced, the College Social Worker exists to provide a range of professional social services to Hennepin Technical College (HTC) students. These can include both direct and indirect services to students. Indirect services include coordinating culturally responsive partnerships with external services providers to support students' needs as identified in annual student needs assessments across campus. Indirect social work may also include providing expertise to college faculty and departments to create trauma informed teaching, programs and service delivery throughout campus. This position will work closely with law enforcement faculty, staff and students to ensure training and development around responding to community where social services needs have been identified. The goal of this position is to assist students in overcoming specific barriers through programmatic efforts and referral to supportive services within the college community and the larger community in which the campus resides. This position coordinates activities and resources in the Hunger Free Task Force and Campus Assessment Referral and Education Teams. Direct services may include engaging students either individually or in groups, to assess barriers to participating fully in their education.
Specific Job Duties include:
Provide case work services to HTC students experiencing difficulties in accessing education, and coordinate activities and resources.
Collaborate with law enforcement faculty, staff and students to ensure training and development around responding to community where social services needs have been identified
Develops and maintains professional relationships with community agencies to address student barriers to accessing college education and services and stay abreast of student populations and their needs.
Coordination basic needs initiatives including the Hunger Free Campus Initiative, Campus Assessment Referral and Education (CARE) Teams, and Child Care resources.
Promotes student social well-being through a variety of resources, handouts, web presence, and workshops.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (expected to have to enter job)
Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or Human Services
Social Work Licensure with the Minnesota Board of Social Work
Knowledge of the modern principles, practices and techniques of the social work field.
Knowledge of intervention techniques sufficient to meet the needs of the diverse student client population.
Working knowledge of community resources.
Knowledge of client data privacy guidelines
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations affecting social work practice.
Demonstrated ability in resolving complex and challenging situations.
Demonstrated ability in effectively working with professionals in higher education and community agencies.
Ability to work with the personnel of other agencies in referral of students for planning conferences.
Ability to establish satisfactory working relationships with students, their families, other college and social service personnel, public officials and private citizens.
Ability to communicate effectively, written and oral.
Ability to prepare complete social histories and case plans, and reports.
Preferred Qualifications(desired but not expected to have to enter job)
Master's degree in Social Work or Human Services
Three or more years working as a Social Worker or Human Services worker with adult populations
Working knowledge of FERPA and data privacy laws in higher education
Skill or aptitude in utilizing a variety of computer applications software systems for data collection and recall
Experience in Law Enforcement and/or Community Policing
The College Social Worker must have a working knowledge of all college policies and procedures in order to troubleshoot problems on behalf of the students, faculty or staff. As state and federal regulations and reporting requirements change, the College Social Worker must initiate the development of new procedures and recommend these to the Dean of Student Development. The College Social Worker must also be able to solve unique problems that are acceptable to students, faculty and administration. Daily problem-solving involves prioritizing the many and varied demands, defining, analyzing and resolving the problems brought to this position and making decisions which have an overall impact on student success and well-being.
Founded in 1972, Hennepin Technical College is the largest technical college in Minnesota. With campuses in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie, Hennepin Technical College has a diverse student population of more than 9,500 and offers degree and non-degree coursework in over 45 programs. Achieving a 99% job placement rate within its network of industry partners, Hennepin Technical College prepares students for in-demand and high-paying employment opportunities Hennepin Technical College is a member of Minnesota State, which includes 30 community and technical colleges and seven state universities serving approximately 400,000 students. It is the fourth-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States.
Hennepin Technical College with campuses in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. The college is strategically positioned to meet the economic and workforce development needs of business and industry throughout Minnesota. Hennepin Technical College faculty and staff are committed to preparing students to be successful in obtaining the education and skills that can result in employment and a career. Curriculum is industry validated and delivered in an environment that emulates the work setting. Students receive a well-rounded educational experience that gives them the skills and ability to secure the first job in their career as well as to advance in their career. For more information about Hennepin Technical College, please visit our website at: http://www.hennepintech.edu
We offer a GREATBENEFITSPACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. We also offer a variety of retirement benefits including a pension and voluntary retirement plans with an employer match.
Desired Start Date: 07/01/2021
Internal Number: 1796
About Hennepin Technical College
Hennepin Technical College with campuses in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. The college is strategically positioned to meet the economic and workforce development needs of business and industry throughout Minnesota. HTC faculty and staff are committed to preparing students to be successful in obtaining the education and skills that can result in employment and a career. Curriculum is industry validated and delivered in an environment that emulates the work setting. Students receive a well-rounded educational experience that gives them the skills and ability to secure the first job in their career as well as to advance in their career.