Posting: Social Worker or Counselor, Middle School- Grass Lake Community Schools

May 4, 2023

Social Worker or Counselor- Middle School

Grass Lake Community Schools


  • Provides Social Work or Counselling Services for students and families
  • Participate as a member of the multidisciplinary team to identify, assess, coordinate and connect and direct students and families to supports and resources.
  • Develop partnerships within the school and community that ensure students and families receive access to human services, health care, social service, and mental health

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as initial point of contact for students and families in order to access services
  • Identify  problems  and situations interfering with the ability of children to make optimal use of the educational experience
  • Serve as a liaison between school, home, and community service providers
  • Screen, assess, refer, connect and support students and families in navigating services
  • Screen students for social emotional health using identified screening tools
  • Assist students and families  navigate through  systems processes and protocol (i.e. education, mental health, social services, human services, healthcare)
  • Develop partnerships with community resources and supports within  and outside the school system for use by students, families and school personnel
  • Promote and encourage communication between building/district staff, students; families, human services, behavioral health, medical health, social services, and other community partners
  • Develop and implement student and family engagement strategies in order to build relationships, promote positive school culture/climate,raise awareness of Whole Child needs,connect  families to supports and educate on available resources and supports available within  the school community
  • Assist in implementation of Student Study Teams to assess needs of identified students, determine strategies to meet need, monitor progress and evaluate outcomes
  • Serve on school/district/ISD Whole Child Team to assess building/district need, identify and develop strategies and evaluate progress of the Whole Child framework
  • Coordinate parental/community learning opportunities. Monitor implementation of SEL Program
  • Coordinate and support provision of professional learning for district/building staff around non-academic indicators
  • Meet on a regular basis with school administrators  and other building/district leadership to review needed supports/services and address issues impacting student achievement
  • Consult with staff on classroom and/or  building strategies to meet student needs
  • Coordinate implementation, analysis, and use of needs assessments
  • Document student progress and complete all required paperwork  in a timely manner
  • Serve as the Homeless Liaison
  • Serve as the 504 Coordinator  at the middle school
  • Serve as the contact person for the Handle With Care regarding  middle school students
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear. Employee duties require using a computer  and a files, forms, and documents and must be able to use hands, fingers, and arms in a manner that allows the individual to type.

Education and/or Experience:  

Master's degree in social work or counseling required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registration:

Temporary or full approval as a school social worker in the State of Michigan; Current Michigan license as master's level social worker or valid Michigan teaching certificate  with certification of School Counselor (NT) K-12.

Pre-employment Screening:

Submission to a criminal background and fingerprint check

Salary and Benefits:  

Salary is per the teacher's salary schedule based on qualifications  and experience.  Benefits per the negotiated  collective bargaining agreement.

To Apply:  

Please send_resume and cover letter to:

Grass Lake Community Schools

Jeanene Byerly, Middle School Prinicpal

1000 Grass Lake Road, Grass Lake, Ml  49240

Email: or Fax: (517) 522-4775

Notice of Non-discrimination

It is the policy of the Grass Lake Community Schools that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, sex, marital status or handicap be excluded for participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any programs or activity and employment as required by Title VI Civil Rights Act of 1963; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  Any questions concerning discrimination should be directed to the Superintendent's Office, Grass Lake Community Schools, 899 South Union Street, Grass Lake, Ml 49240, or phone (517) 867-5540.

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