Social Worker/ Home School Liason
POSITION: Social Worker/Home School Liaison
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Michigan Teaching Certificate preferred.
2. MSW Degree
3. State of Michigan Approval as a School Social Worker.
HOURS: Forty hours per week during the school year and up to 20 hours during times when school is not in session.
JOB GOAL: To help students resolve such personal, emotional and social problems as interfere with their adjustment to school and their capacity to enjoy the fullest benefits of the education offered them.
- Performs casework service with individual students to correct those personal, social or emotional maladjustments related to their educational and social progress.
- Performs casework service with parents as an integral part of the task of helping students, to increase the parents’ understanding, their constructive participation in resolving their child’s problems, and their knowledge and use of appropriate resources available.
- Consults and collaborates with other school personnel in gathering and giving information on a case and in establishing and planning for respective roles in the modification of the student’s behavior.
- Supervises the referral of students to, and serves as liaison with, such outside agencies as the Welfare Department, Child Placement Bureau and Juvenile Court as appropriate.
- Identifying, mobilizing and coordinating community resources and services to enable the child and family to receive maximum benefit from early intervention services.
- Makes home visits for the purpose of gathering helpful information on a student’s background.
- Serves as liaison between home and school when considerable follow-up is necessary, as in welfare cases, foster home children and disadvantaged students.
- Assists students directly toward adjustment to school.
- Keeps sufficient records of cases for use by school staff members and outside agencies when appropriate.
- Maintains a collaborative professional relationship with students, staff, administration and parents.
- 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 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.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community. Ability to speak clearly and concisely in written or oral communication.
- Other tasks as assigned that are within the context of the Master Agreement.