Posting: School Social Worker - Brighton Area Schools

July 6, 2022


Provides a problem-solving service to children and their families.

Serves as a member of diagnostic teams and members of educational planning and placement committees and provides biological, and sociological assessment information.


Note: These duties and responsibilities are judged to be "essential functions" in terms of the Americans With Disabilities Act or ADA. 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. The statements below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed by such a person.

  • Identifies problems and situations interfering with the ability 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 liaison between the school, home, and community in building and maintaining positive relationships.
  • Coordinates and develops resources within and outside the school system for use by children, their families, and school personnel.
  • Collaborates 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 education program committees and providing biological, psychological, and sociological assessment information related to planning for children with adjustment problems.
  • Provides the IEP comprehensive, diagnostic evaluations of children suspected of being emotionally impaired, and collaborating with the IEP in the determination of eligibility of persons for programs and services for the emotionally impaired in accordance with R340.l706 and R340.l722 of the Michigan Administrative Code.
  • Serves as consultant to basic classroom program personnel for the emotionally impaired and providing direct therapy and intervention services for children identified as emotionally impaired.
  • Participates with school staff in altering situations adversely affecting the personal, social-emotional, and academic development.
  • Fosters professional growth through in-service education of local district staff, paraprofessionals, and volunteers.
  • Complete record keeping for Medicaid.


  • Performs other related tasks as assigned.


  • Master’s degree from a graduate school of social work program.
  • Satisfactory completion of 1 year as a school social worker with direction from a fully approved school social worker.


School social worker approval by the Michigan Department of Education


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


  • Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program
  • Ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community
  • Ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication.


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 usually quiet.

The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being of students.

The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and transgender identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic, (collectively, "Protected Classes") in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.

Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies should be directed to the Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services.

Primary Location: Brighton Area Schools

Salary Range: $47,371.00 - $89,736.00 / Per Year

Shift Type: Full-Time


Mandy Rutzel

Human Resources

Phone: 517.540.6821



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