School Social Worker
The school social worker will provide support to students who are identified as needing extra support.
This position is unique in that as students are identified for special education services, they will meet with families to go over the special education process.
1. Provide guidance and counseling to students and parents. Focus will be on students who are:
(a) Demonstrate continual discipline problems
(b) Certified in Special Education with services indicated in an IEP
(c) Living in an abused, neglected, or homeless environment
(d) Unsuccessful in traditional academic setting
2. Assist with facilitation of IEP meetings (and evaluate students whose academics are
affected by their emotional and behavior issues.
3. Meet with parents of troubled students to create and implement behavior plans
(meetings are held before, during or after school).
4. Address crisis situations if/when they arise.
5. Assist families in using community resources to resolve family problems and to help
increase knowledge of learning opportunities for their student(s).
6. Consult and collaborate with other school personnel in gathering and giving
information on cases and in establishing and planning for student behavior
7. Serve as liaison between home, school, and outside community agencies when
follow-up is necessary for the well-being of the child.
- Master’s degree in social work from an accredited school.
- Full or temporary certification as a School Social Worker by the State of Michigan.
- Special Education experience working with students with disabilities, preferred.
- Experience in working with delinquent youth and at-risk children and families.
- Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of management, technology, and the ability to recognize and evaluate effective practices within the special education setting.
- The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds in supplies which requires bending, stooping and lifting.
- The employee must be able to use a variety of instructional materials in the classroom.
- The employee must use hands and arms to manipulate objects.
- The employee must use keyboards, tools and other controls.
- The employee must sit and stand for long periods of time.
- The employee must have normal vision and hearing with or without aid.
- The employee must be able to move about assigned location unaided during the day.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
- The employee is required to interact with students, staff, parents / guardians and occasionally with the public.
- At times, the employee may be directly responsible for the safety and well-being of students.
Detroit Service Learning Academy District (DSLA) is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. DSLA will not discriminate unlawfully against an applicant for employment or fellow employee because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, height, weight, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability which is unrelated to the person's ability to do the job, or any other unlawful criteria.