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Social Worker

•Provide direct school social work services to referred students who have serious social and emotional problems which interfere with learning. Provide individual and group therapeutic counseling to students and their families.

•Identify and assesses academic problems through analysis of factors impinging on student adjustment including factors in the home, school, and community.

•Determine and implement appropriate therapeutic strategies to effect changes in behavioral/social interactions of students and their families.

•Complete psychosocial assessments to assist in the determination of special education eligibility. Must have an understanding of the IEP Process and the ability to develop Individual Educational Plans, Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team Reports, Evaluation Review Reports, Functional Behavior Assessments, Behavior Intervention Plans, Manifestation Determination Reviews, 504’s and other special education reports pertaining to student needs and issues.

•Demonstrate general knowledge of disability areas in special education with specific knowledge in emotional impairment and autism.

•Coordinate and facilitate crisis intervention and trauma response services.

•Possess a general knowledge of the provisions of NCLB Legislation, McKinney-Vento Law and other state and federal mandates.

•Serve as a liaison between families and the school to positively promote collaborative processes in educational planning for students by encouraging parent/guardian participation in the school setting.

•Demonstrate knowledge of community resources to provide support and services to students and families.

•Serves as a member of the Resource Coordinating Team (the problem-solving vehicle for the school) and other school based teams to develop interventions for promoting students’ academic success.

•Develop, coordinate and facilitate intervention and prevention groups for students and parents (i.e. grief, conflict resolution, divorce etc).

•Demonstrate skills in conducting effective meetings and conferences (including the resolution of disagreements).

•Maintain required clinical records and submits appropriate documents for statistical reports with adherence to program standards in school social work.

•Demonstrate the skill in communicating concepts and information accurately orally or in writing.

•Organize time, resources, energy, and workload in order to meet responsibilities.

•Maintain current knowledge of and abides by federal and state laws with emphasis on persons with disabilities, child welfare, mental health, confidentiality and student and parent rights.

•Attend meetings and professional development activities as required.

Qualifications

•Master’s degree in Social Work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

• School based experience required

•Social Work License per the requirements in the state of Michigan