School Social Worker
Plainwell Middle School
Degree in social work
approval in school social work
Work Registration; Michigan or National Certification through NASW –
with special populations, behavioral intervention strategies and
positive behavior support systems
alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board or Director
may find appropriate and acceptable
behavior, social, and emotional intervention and services to
students with disabilities that support progress in the educational
data driven prevention and intervention systems to support both
students and staff in the education setting.
special education services mandated by the State of Michigan
requiring school social work evaluation.
consultation to teachers, administrators, and other professionals,
in implementing procedures related to the educational, social, and
emotional needs of students.
to conduct social/emotional system needs assessments and advocate
for student needs based on the results.
special education services including comprehensive diagnostic
evaluations, report writing, interpreting and presenting results at
IEP meetings, and goal writing.
consultation and coaching to support teachers, parents, and
administrators regarding students identified with
social/emotional/behavioral challenges impeding their participation
in the learning environment.
draft and support the formulation of Functional Behavior
Assessments, Behavior Intervention Plans, and positive behavior
supports at the building level.
consultation and coaching to support the implementation of Behavior
Intervention Plans in the classroom and educational setting.
Data on PBS systems and BIP plans to document progress or revise
plans for student success.
in SAT meetings, Child Study, Eligibility and Special Education
in the county-wide School Social Work Group
as liaison with outside agencies such as Community Mental Health,
DHS, Juvenile Court, and the Truancy Officer.
all work assignments and responsibilities in a timely and effective
crisis intervention services as appropriate and as requested by
to established regulations, policies, rules, and laws.
caseload IEP goals and objectives by collaborating with staff,
parent/community services and program management.
other duties to be assigned by the Director of Special Education,
Superintendent and Board of Education as they see appropriate.