Posting: Richfield Public School Academy - School Social Worker

July 13, 2021

School: Richfield Public School Academy

City/State: Flint, Michigan

Job Title: School Social Worker

Job Summary:

The School Social Worker assists students whose emotional/social problems interfere with their ability to obtain maximum benefit from the educational program. Acts as liaison between parents/guardians, school, and public and private agencies responsible for student care and services.

Essential Duties:

  1. Provides social work evaluations and services to students suspected to have a disability or special education students through the referral or Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team (MET).
  2. May provide pre-referral consultation to teachers and administrators regarding students with behavioral and/or adjustment problems.
  3. Attends MET and Individualized Education Program Team (IEPT) meetings.
  4. Develops annual goals and short-term instructional objectives for students on the caseload.
  5. Provides consultation to parents/guardians regarding family and community adjustment.
  6. Serves as liaison between the school and outside social agencies when appropriate.
  7. Could make home visits for family consultation and evaluation.
  8. Provides assistance to teachers and principals regarding students with adjustment problems.
  9. Assists in the development of student behavior management plans, functional behavior assessments and manifestation determinations.
  10. Collects data regarding behavioral intervention plans and services provided to students with disabilities.
  11. Maintains appropriate confidential records on each student referred.
  12. Consults, counsels and collaborates with parents, school personnel, students and appropriate community agencies regarding behavioral and educational concerns developed in a multi-tiered system of support.
  13. Consistently models Win-Win leadership.

Other Duties:

  1. May travel to and from district sites and constituent school districts.
  2. Represents the district on various community services agencies and professional organizations as appropriate to the assigned area.
  3. Performs other related duties as assigned.



Master-Social Work required. Eligible for temporary or full approval as a school social worker through the Michigan Department of Education. Must hold a valid social work license through the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).


None required; successful school social work experience preferred.

School Social Worker Skills/Other:

  • Skilled in interviewing, individual and group treatment techniques.
  • Ability to formulate eligibility recommendations for emotional impairment.
  • Demonstrated initiative and understanding in working with students, parents/guardians, teachers and staff. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to solve problems logically and effectively, to work independently, to manage multiple tasks with results and demonstrate effective time management skills.
  • Ability to utilize district technology and work to maintain proficiency, as required skill sets change with technology and/or the needs of the district.
  • Punctuality and good attendance are requirements for the position.
  • Ability to work a flexible workday and work week. Ability to work effectively as a team member.
  • Demonstrated mental/physical ability and stamina for meeting the essential duties of the position.
  • Discretion with confidential information.
  • Ability to maintain a calm, poised and professional image at all times.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions in accordance with board policies and administrative guidelines.

Interested Candidates:

Please contact: Lloyd Dockham, Special Education Director, at 810-736-1281 ext. 226

or by email at:

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