Posting: School Social Worker - Avondale School District

July 25, 2022

POSITION POSTED:  School Social Worker

REPORTS TO:  School Social Worker works under the direction of the Executive Director for Student Services.


The individual selected for this assignment will be the one who offers the best combination of qualities in accordance with the following standards and requirements:

  1. Possess a Master's Degree in Social Work.
  2. Possess a valid Social Worker certificate.
  3. Possess full or temporary approval as a School Social Worker.
  4. Ability to assess student needs by the appropriate use of agency and school records through interviews of school personnel, family members, and community sources, and by observation of students.
  5. Ability to clearly interpret the results of diagnostic procedures to parents, schools, and relevant others and to establish follow-up procedures for monitoring student progress.
  6. Assist in developing and establishing programs for children based on the results of diagnostic procedures.
  7. Understand and apply the concepts of child learning and development in any diagnostic, treatment, or interpretive situation. Possess a working knowledge of the special developmental and learning needs of handicapped children.
  8. Communicate diagnostic data and intervention strategies in writing and orally to relevant individuals.
  9. Possess applicable working knowledge of casework and/or group work treatment procedures with children.
  10. Must have a working knowledge of special education law.
  11. Experience evaluating students with a variety of disabilities including ASD, SLD, EI, CI, VI, HI, PI, OHI, SLI, and ADHD. Flexibility and willingness to attend training.
  12. Excellent communication skills.


  • Provide school social work services which include identification of needs diagnostic process, interpretation and recommendation, consultation, treatment, and professional growth and development.
  • Regular, reliable, and punctual attendance is an essential function of the job. Work with students as part of the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) process.
  • Administer appropriate tests and assessment batteries, conduct interviews, and observations, and consider information from all pertinent sources in conducting comprehensive evaluations of students who have been referred as having suspected disabilities under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Formulate and implement functional behavior assessment and behavior plans with parents, school personnel, students, and other professionals and agencies; establish procedures for follow-up and monitoring of cases as well as maintaining regular communication with building principals concerning individual cases.
  • Supply direct service to students and families. Indirect services such as consultation, coordination of services within the school, development of programs within and outside of school, and making referrals to agencies and follow-up are examples of indirect services that may be supplied by the school social worker.
  • Complete comprehensive written reports and records on students in a clear and meaningful manner. Serve as a member of Child Study Process, Child Screening Committees, and/or similar groups to screen and assess students experiencing school-related problems and to improve existing school programs and procedures in meeting the educational needs of students. Serve as a liaison between the school, home, and community in building and maintaining positive relationships.
  • Record and submit all data relevant to the School-Based Medicaid Reimbursement program.
  • Serve as a member of evaluation teams, Individual Planning and Placement Team meetings (IEPTs) Manifestation IEP meetings.
  • Attendance to the job is required.
  • Lifting above the head and bending required.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 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 functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit and kneel on hard surfaces and is occasionally required to walk or stand.
  • The employee may bend or twist at the neck and trunk while performing the duties of this job.
  • The employee frequently will reach above the head and forward.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and push or pull up to 100 pounds such as students or students in wheelchairs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and peripheral vision.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints and interact with the public and others. The employee has responsibility for the safety and well-being of others. 


Heather Pastori

Human Resources Avondale School District

2940 Waukegan Street

Auburn Hills, MI 48326

ph. 248-537-6037

fx. 248-537-6073


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