School Social Worker

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Bay-Arenac ISD
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Bay-Arenac ISD Position Description


JOB TITLE:            School Social Worker

DEPARTMENT:     Special Education

REPORTS TO:       Director, K-26 Special Education


PREPARED BY:   Becky Smith                                   DATE: 05/03/17                              FTE: 1.0

APPROVED BY:  Bruce Curtiss                                  DATE: 05/03/17



To enhance and facilitate the education of students by providing quality comprehensive school social work services to all eligible students in the Bay-Arenac Intermediate School District.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Identify and comprehensively assess students with potential Emotional Impairment or Autism Spectrum Disorder as defined in the Michigan Special Education Administrative Rules. 
  • Re-evaluate special education students as required by the Michigan Special Education Administrative Rules.
  • Participate in pre-referral types of activities.
  • Provide diagnostic/consultative services including intervention designs such as Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plan development. 
  • Participate in Individualized Educational Planning Team (IEPT) meetings including interpretation of evaluation results and the development of goals and objectives. 
  • Provide direct or supplementary services to eligible students as determined by the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP). 
  • Function as a liaison between home, school and community agencies.
  • Continue professional growth through participation in professional development opportunities and professional associations, keeping a record of all professional activities. 
  • Keep credentials updated and current.
  • Provide in-service training to teachers, administrators, and other individuals, as appropriate.
  • Operate in a manner consistent with the Bay-Arenac ISD Plan for the Delivery of Special Education and the Special Education Code of Michigan (P.A. 198).
  • Participate as a field instructor for students training to become School Social Workers.
  • Attendance and punctuality.
  • Follow all Board Policies and Guidelines.

QUALIFICATIONS:  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.



Masters Degree from a graduate school of social work approved by the State Board of Education for training school social workers; A minimum of a 500 clock hour supervise social work practicum; Have full approval as a school social worker OR eligible, at a minimum, to receive a recommendation for temporary approval from an approved school of social work training program.



SSW certification, valid Driver’s License required. 



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 calculate figures and amounts.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.



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.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  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 is frequently required to sit and talk or hear and operate a computer.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and depth perception. 


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.



The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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