School Social Worker

Job | Posted 17 days ago
Start Date
Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support


NOTICE OF OPENING:       School Social Worker
LOCATION:                          Various Location- District Placement
WORK YEAR:                       2022-2023 School Year
SALARY:                               Per FEA Contract


  • Valid certification as a School Social Worker by Michigan Department of Education
  • Master’s degree in Social Work including foundations of behavioral health and successful completion of a school internship/practicum. 
  • Experience in leading problem solving teams through data based decision-making.
  • Experience with training and monitoring the implementation of a variety of evidence-based interventions.
  • Experience in administering and interpreting a variety of assessments and using this information to formulate an effective plan of support for students to be successful in the school environment.
  • Ability to develop and maintain acceptable relationships with school staff, other professionals, students and parents.
  • Ability to clearly, concisely, and appropriately communicate in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and ensure supports and services are provided to students regularly and appropriately.  
  • Ability to develop appropriate goals, supports, services for students and monitor their effectiveness.   
  • Skilled in delineating behavioral disorders from social maladjustment and conduct disorder.
  • Extensive knowledge of Special Education Law.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience identifying students with disabilities.
  • START and PBIS training preferred.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable. 

  • Participates as a member of the building support teams to assist all students in making progress.
  • Uses data-based decision making to lead a problem-solving model in dealing with student behavioral concerns in order to improve academic achievement. 
  • Consults with principals, staff members and parents/guardians to assist students in making academic and behavioral progress.
  • Aligns goals and objectives from the building team process to meet the needs of students.
  • Reviews, analyzes and revises implementation plans and interventions.
  • Monitors integrity of strategies and plans.
  • Utilizes a variety of assessment to determine the need for special education services. 
  • Conducts Individualized Educational Planning Team meetings and assists in ongoing review of strategies for students to determine their effectiveness of need for updates. 
  • Completes Crisis Intervention and Prevention training and expertly uses these techniques to de-escalate student’s physical and emotionally aggressive behavior.  
  • Establish and maintain appropriate boundaries for students and families.
  • Successfully conduct ongoing formal and informal training in behavior management for staff, students, and families.
  • Ability to work with students of varying degrees of need with diverse backgrounds and characteristics.
  • Works as a team member with instructional staff and parents/ guardians to refer eligible students to outside agencies and other community resources. 
  • Design, monitor, support, and evaluate behavior management plans using Positive Behavior Supports and recommends classroom environment modifications.
  • Develop resource materials and tools for staff, students, and families to use in dealing with behavior.
  • Consult and collaborate with principals, staff members and families by gathering and giving information on a case for evaluation, consultation, and establishing a plan for respective roles in the modification of a student’s behavior. 
  • Provide consultation and planning for effective classroom organization, social structures, implementation of effective teaching techniques and development of appropriate educational plans and behavior management programs.  
  • Skilled in objectively analyze a situation in order to make decisions based solely on the best interest of that child.
  • Skilled at working directly with students, families, and staff to help solve problems related to behavior management.
  • Participate in all staff meetings and all in-services, as necessary.
  • Carry out the special education policies and procedures in all assigned buildings.
  • Analysis and Interprets all evaluation and assessment reports orally and written in a meaningful and understandable manner to pertinent personnel such as parents, teachers and administrators.
  • Compile and maintain records, written reports, and other documentation for assigned students.
  • Follow all confidentiality and ethical guidelines. 
  • Utilizes a variety of assessments to determine the need for special education services and to help determine appropriate supports and interventions.
  • Conducts Individualized Educational Planning Team meetings and assists in ongoing review of strategies for students to ensure their integrity and effectiveness.
  • Conducts evaluations for Section 504 / medical plans and develops appropriate supports.
  • Recommends or participates in the development of alternative academic and behavior strategies to general education staff, special education staff and parents.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Services and building principal. 
  • Able to bill for services performed through the county Medicaid system.

Posted By

Fitzgerald Public Schools

24333 Ryan Road , Warren, MI 48091

At the following locations

Schofield Early Childhood Center

21555 Warner Ave , Warren, MI 48091