Posting: High School Social Worker - Detroit Public Safety Academy

July 27, 2022

High School Social Worker

Detroit Public Safety Academy:

DPSA is a public charter high school located in Corktown, Detroit. DPSA serves about 180 students from grades 9-12. DPSA provides these students a life-changing opportunity to earn a high school diploma while participating in career training and/or Wayne County Community College courses.

Regular Duties:

  • Evaluate students to determine their need for school social work or other services
  • Assist in the development and implementation of measurable IEP goals and objectives
  • Participate in IEPT, MET and other meetings as appropriate
  • Establish and maintain appropriate records, reports, and procedures including, but not limited to, behavioral data and student progress on IEP goals/objectives
  • Communicate with mental health/child services or other agencies to coordinate services
  • Make referrals for students and parents to appropriate resources with the school or community
  • Participate in Child Study, Eligibility and Special Education related meeting
  • Provide crisis intervention services as needed
  • Develop effective intervention strategies for students
  • Conduct functional behavioral assessments and create behavioral intervention plans to address student needs and target behaviors


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Must be licensed (within 12 months of start date) - LMSW or LLMSW
  • Must meet Michigan Department of Education requirements for full/temporary approval as a School Social Worker and licensing from the Department of Community Health or be willing/able to obtain same.

Note if you are willing/able to obtain authorization the employer has an assistance program to offset most if not all of the costs associated with obtaining authorization


  • Medical insurance, including dental and vision
  • Paid leave 401k
  • Competitive compensation
  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities


8 hour shift Monday to Friday


$50,000 per year


Cody Lown -School Leader

Detroit Public Safety Academy

313-965-6916 Ext: 12


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