Posting: Special Education Social Worker- Eastpointe Community Schools

March 9, 2023

Eastpointe Community Schools

Special Education Social Worker

Position Description:

  • To address the psychological and social well-being of students, ranging from PreSchool through Elementary.
  • To provide information and counseling to help students, parents and school staff to work together in solving problems by communicating and providing referrals to other resources.
  • Services are designed to assist families, students, and educational professionals in providing quality interventions, which allow students to reach their highest educational, developmental and social potential.

Minimum Job Qualifications:

  • Fully certified as a School Social Worker in the state of Michigan, required
  • Required SSW 310 Experience in a school setting with young children
  • Preferred Ability to organize and effectively facilitate working with students in a group setting to meet their emotional needs
  • Maintain accurate and confidential records

Essential Performance Responsibilities:

Responsible for direct and indirect intervention including:

  • counseling on an individual, group, or family basis;
  • consulting with administrators, teachers, parents, and other professionals about student problems and appropriate change strategies;
  • networking with school programs and community agencies to obtain the highest possible student success.

Our Social Worker will skillfully demonstrate:

  • Strong desire and ability to achieve outstanding student achievement results in a short amount of time
  • Ability to build meaningful, caring relationships with students in order to exert academic press and influence
  • Willingness to leverage the student support network to ensure that students’ social, emotional, nutritional and health needs are addressed
  • Ability to motivate students and influence their behaviors
  • Capacity to hold ongoing instructional-specific conversations designed to focus efforts on improving student learning
  • Collaborative creation and execution of clear, logical instructional plans that produce strong results in student learning with classroom teachers
  • Commitment to coordinate intervention instruction within and across grade levels to support learning of at risk students
  • Aptitude to discuss subject specific content instruction and the drive to try out new ideas to improve student learning
  • Capacity to align curriculum, instruction, and assessments while responding to the individual needs of students
  • Competence to collect and analyze data to form instructional decisions
  • Design and utilize formative assessments to modify and adjust instruction on a daily basis in collaboration with classroom and grade level teachers 
  • Development of organized routines, communicate clear expectations, and grow a positive school culture
  • Building a professional environment that is one of mutual respect, teamwork, and accountability
  • Ability to seek out knowledgeable peers, coaches or administrators for instructional support in the never ending quest to deliver the vision of high quality subject-specific instruction to increase achievement of highest risk students

A turnaround teacher has the confidence to lead and possesses the following competencies:

  • Prioritize student-learning needs over the customs, routines, and established relationships that can stand in the way of necessary change
  • Achieve results by taking initiative and reflecting and acting on lessons learned
  • Maintain his/her drive for results by demonstrating persistence, directness, and the ability to monitor and plan ahead for increased student growth and efficient instruction for at risk students
  • Commit to the relentless pursuit of increasing student learning for at risk students
  • Skillfully challenging the status quo by thinking analytically and conceptually, as well as problem-solving as it pertains to at risk students

Selection Committee Evaluated By:

Supervising Administrator

Salary Data:

  • As per Negotiated Agreement with the EFE
  • Salary Range $40,000.00 / Per Year

More Information about Eastpointe Community Schools:

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