School Social Worker

Posted 24 days ago
Position Areas
Pupil Services



•      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.


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Plainwell Community Schools

720 Brigham Street , Plainwell, MI 49080

At the following locations


Central Administration Office 600 School Drive, Plainwell, MI 49080