School Social Worker
Crestwood School District - Dearborn Heights, MI

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Provides a problem solving service to children and their families. Serves as a member of diagnostic teams and members of educational planning and placement committee and provides biological, sociological assessment information.
  • DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • ? Identifies problems and situations interfering with the abilits of children to make appropriate use of the educational experience.
  • Provides a problem-solving service to children and their families through individual, group and community social work methods so as to enable those served to cope with problems adversely affecting the ability of children to make appropriate use of the education experience.
  • Serves as liason between the school, home and community in building and maintaining positive relationships.
  • Coordinates and develops resoutces within and outside the school system for use by children, their families and school personnel.
  • Coolaborates with principals, teachers and other school personnel to improve use of existing school programs and procedures related to the education, social and emotional needs of children.
  • Coordinates or serves as a member of diagnostic teams and individualized sociological assessment information related to planning for children with adjustment problems, i.e., Child Study, team meetings, evaluation review meeting, MET.
  • Provides the IEPC comprehensive, diagnostic evaluations of children suspected of being emotionally impaired and collaborating with the IEPC in the determination of eligivility of persons for programs and services for the emotionally impaired in accordance with R340.1706 and R340.1722 of the Michigan Administrative Code.
  • Serves as consultant to basic classroom program personnel for the emotionally impaired and providing direct intervention services for children identified as emotionally impaired.
  • Particiaptes with school staff in altering situations adversely affecting the personal, social-emotional and academic development.
  • Fosters professional development through in-service education of school social work staff, including interns, paraprofessionals and volunteers and through planning, conductin and participating in workshops for these and other school personnel.
  • Complete record keeping for Medicaid.
  • Conducts functional behavior assessments and asssists in the development of behavior intervention plans.
  • Other related dutiies as assigned.
    • QUALIFICTIONS REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Master's degree from a graduate school of social work program. Satisfactory completion of one year as a school social worker with direction from a fully-approved school social worker.
    • CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: School social worker approval by the Michigan Department of Education.
    • OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will regularly sit, walk and stand. Specific Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. the noise level in the work environment is uaually quiet. The employee is directly responsible for the safety and well being of students.
    No person shall be discriminated against on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, marital status, heights, weight or handicap/disability.

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    Crestwood School District is dedicated to respect, integrity, community, excellence, and team work in all we do.