Posting: School Social Worker - Chandler Park Academy

July 11, 2022

School Social Worker - Chandler Park Academy

Duties and Responsibilities:

The School Social Worker will serve as the link between school and community in providing services to students, families and school personnel to promote and support students’ academic and social success by providing early intervention and problem-solving services to students, parents, school personnel or community agencies and working with various groups in the school to develop cope, social and decision-making skills.


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited college and university.
  • Valid State of Michigan Master’s Social Worker license, issued by the State of Michigan, Department of Licensing and Regulations, an Temporary Approval as a School Social issued by the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services.
  • Experience working with students with Emotional Impairments.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience facilitating the IEP process.
  • Ability to take a lead role in functional behavioral analysis and development of behavior intervention plans.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential records.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assess and diagnose as it relates to all special education categories with an emphasis on emotional impairment and autistically impaired.
  2. Provide individual and group interventions to improve student’s social/emotional functioning and deal with issues such as social skills, school stress, self esteem, divorce, grief, physical and sexual abuse, violence, interpersonal relationships and harassment.
  3. Complete psychological assessments to assist in the determination of special education eligibility.
  4. 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.
  5. Coordinate and facilitate crisis intervention and trauma response services.
  6. Provide knowledge of community resources such as counseling agencies, medical and psychiatric support and support groups.
  7. Consult with Teachers and other school personnel regarding behavior improvement strategies and related issues that may affect a student’s success in school.
  8. Possess a knowledge of the provisions in the Every Student Success Act (ESSA), McKinney-Vento Law and other state and federal mandates.
  9. Provide parents with effective ways to become actively involved in their child’s education and meet their children’s social and emotional needs.
  10. Provide clinical skills in understanding of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, school phobia, eating disorders and behavioral issues.
  11. 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.
  12. Research and provide special services programs and classes to students and parents i.e. alcohol and drug prevention, anti-bullying, parenting in a digital world, etc.
  13. Participate in weekly staff meetings, on-going professional developments and grade level/content area meetings and trainings.
  14. Consistently support and uphold school policies and procedures. Support the school and its leadership.
  15. Model self-discipline and ethical behavior. Present self in a professional manner through appropriate dress, communication techniques and demeanor.
  16. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Principal or designee

Qualified candidates willing to accept the duties and responsibilities outlined in the posting should submit a letter of interest listing qualifications and a current resume to  Please specify the position and grade level when applying. All documents should be sent in care of Human Resources to the following fax or email:

fax 248-905-5035

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