School Social Worker

Posted 5 months ago
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Position Areas
Pupil Services



Special Education

Position Type:

Full-time, 10-Month 


M-F 7:15-3:15 


Provide services to students with behavioral, mental, emotional, or physical problems.   Other duties as assigned. 

  • Works closely with the building principal to ensure smooth overall operation of the school. 
  • Provides small group and individual student social work services and support to Tier 2 and Tier 3 students. 
  • Oversees and administers the DESSA (Student Strengths Assessment) three times per year to develop SEL groups and targeted interventions.   
  • Liaison between JHS and Kalamazoo Youth Development Network (KYDNet) to ensure implementation of fidelity, SEL coaching for students and instructors, family engagement, and general program quality assurance. 
  • Leads the Community Engagement professional learning community at JHS; developing service learning opportunities for students, supports for families, and connections between school, court, and outside services. 
  • Works closely with probation officers to ensure outside services are connected to students and families. 
  • Collaborates with outside supports such as CMH (Wraparound meetings) and other community partners (such as YWCA, religious organizations, out-of-school time programs, Treatment & Recovery court etc.) to support and extend services. 
  • Supports staff in developing and maintaining Trauma-Sensitive responses and care for students. 
  • Conducts Restorative Mediations for students in conflict. 
  • Investigates and develops new community partnerships such as WMU’s BCBA. 
  • Conducts home visits for students. 
  • Collaborates with local districts for the successful transition of our students- conducting school visits and observations of students. 
  • Attends all IEPs and helps to coordinate/ administer all necessary assessments for students with IEPs. 
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Building Principal.   


Master's of Social Work degree (MSW). School Social Work license (MSW/CSW) required. Embraces and supports KRESA philosophies related to diversity, inclusiveness and anti-racism. Ability to interact effectively with individuals from a wide range of cultures. Ability to discuss cultural differences with colleagues and clients. Ability to assess one's own strengths and limitations or challenges and integrate this understanding into interpersonal interactions.

Preferred Skills:

Experience with Autism specific assessments and interventions. Home visiting and parent collaboration/coaching. Ability to select and develop appropriate methods, skills and techniques attuned to people's cultural, multicultural or marginal experiences in their environments. Ability to effectively employ multicultural approaches in resolving problems.


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Kalamazoo RESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals.


Notice of Non-discrimination: It is the policy of Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency that no discriminating practices based on race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation or sexual identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information or any other legally protected category be allowed during any program, activity, service or in employment. The following positions at Kalamazoo RESA have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy: Assistant Superintendents- Tom Zahrt & Mindy Miller. Contact information: 269-250-9200, 1819 E. Milham Ave, Portage, MI 49002.

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Kalamazoo RESA

1819 East Milham Avenue , Portage, MI 49002

At the following locations

KRESA/Juvenile Home School

1424 Gull Rd , Kalamazoo, MI 49048