School Social Worker
• Masters Degree in social work and State of Michigan approval as a School Social Worker
• Social Work Registration; Michigan or National Certification through NASW – ACSW
• Experience with special populations, behavioral intervention strategies and positive behavior support systems
• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
• Provide behavior, social, and emotional intervention and services to students with disabilities that support progress in the educational setting.
• Implement data driven prevention and intervention systems to support both students and staff in the education setting.
• Provide special education services mandated by the State of Michigan requiring school social work evaluation.
• Provide consultation to teachers, administrators, and other professionals, in implementing procedures related to the educational, social, and emotional needs of students.
• Ability to conduct social/emotional system needs assessments and advocate for student needs based on the results.
• Provide special education services including comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, report writing, interpreting and presenting results at IEP meetings, and goal writing.
• Provide consultation and coaching to support teachers, parents, and administrators regarding students identified with social/emotional/behavioral challenges impeding their participation in the learning environment.
• Lead, draft and support the formulation of Functional Behavior Assessments, Behavior Intervention Plans, and positive behavior supports at the building level.
• Provide consultation and coaching to support the implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans in the classroom and educational setting.
• Collect Data on PBIS systems and PBSP plans to document progress or revise plans for student success.
• Participate in SAT meetings, Child Study, Eligibility and Special Education related meetings.
• Participate in the county-wide School Social Work Group
• Serve as liaison with outside agencies such as Community Mental Health, DHS, Juvenile Court, and the Truancy Officer.
• Completes all work assignments and responsibilities in a timely and effective manner.
• Provide crisis intervention services as appropriate and as requested by administration.
• Adheres to established regulations, policies, rules, and laws.
• Manage caseload IEP goals and objectives by collaborating with staff, parent/community services and program management.
• All other duties to be assigned by the Director of Special Education, Superintendent and Board of Education as they see appropriate.