Equity Education
  • Detroit, MI, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

JOB TITLE: School Social Worker

DEPARTMENT: Student Support Services

REPORTS TO: Principal/Director of Special Populations

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

 

EQUITY Public Schools

Detroit Leadership Academy Elementary K-5 www.dlachampion.org

Detroit Leadership Academy Middle/High School 6-12  www.dlachampion.org

Detroit Innovation Academy K-8 www.diachampion.org

Detroit Delta Preparatory Academy 9-12 www.detroitdeltaprep.org/

Detroit Collegiate High School 9-12 www.detroitcollegiate.org

 

Why Join EQ?

At EQUITY, we believe that creating and sustaining excellent and equitable schools for all children is the most critical issue today and that high-quality education is the only way to change the life trajectory and outcomes for kids. We are relentless in our pursuit and refuse to accept anything less than remarkable schools for our kids, regardless of their zip code.

We know the most effective way to make lasting change in schools is by recruiting, developing, and retaining strong people who are committed to their own development and to our belief that all students have the potential to be remarkable. As a values-driven organization, we seek talent whose values align with ours: empathy, relentless pursuit of quality, embracing the unconventional, taking initiative, tenacity, and commitment to teamwork.

The mission of EQUITY Education is to build a system of remarkable neighborhood schools for traditionally underserved students by manifesting potential.

EQUITY believes that access to a remarkable education is the most fundamental social justice issue today. As an organization, we aim to ensure access to the type of high quality education that grants students success in college and life as we work to dismantle systemic educational inequities.

EQUITY is a steadily growing organization. Student enrollment has increased from 900 students in 2014 to over 1,400 students in 2018. Because of our rapid growth, we need YOU!

We offer one of the most comprehensive compensation and benefits packages in the city of Detroit. EQUITY employees earn competitive salaries and a robust benefits package, including:

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Healthcare PPO including vision and dental with employer covering 80%
  • 401K with match options
  • Free Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Free Basic Life Insurance
  • Free Basic AD&D
  • Supplemental insurance plans available
  • Wellness benefits
  • Free State Continuing Education Clock Hours offered
  • Paid time off, varying by role
  • Career development opportunities
  • Performance Bonuses

 

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking education professionals who operate with empathy and will settle for nothing less than what is best for their students. Professionals with a passion for urban education and the city of Detroit that align best with our needs and goals. Our top performers are focused on building positive relationships with students and families and are driven by data and student outcomes.

 

What are the major job responsibilities?

The School Social Worker promotes and enhances the overall academic mission by providing services that strengthen home, school, and community partnerships and address barriers to learning and achievement.

  • Counsel individual students and student groups, regarding issues including mental health, poverty, substance abuse, physical abuse, rehabilitation, social adjustment, or child care.
  • Interview students individually or in families, assessing their situations, capabilities, and problems, to determine what services are required to meet their needs.
  • Serve as a liaison between school and students, homes, family services, child guidance clinics, courts, protective services, doctors, and other contacts, to help children who face problems such as disabilities, abuse, or poverty.
  • Consult with parents, teachers, and other school personnel to determine causes of problems such as truancy and misbehavior, and to implement solutions.
  • Participate as members of the IEP, IAT, PBIS and other school based teams to develop interventions for promoting students' academic success.
  • Counsel students whose behavior, school progress, or mental or physical impairment indicate a need for assistance, diagnosing students' problems and arranging for needed services.
  • Address legal issues, such as child abuse and discipline.
  • Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of school.
  • Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior to ensure that students observe the school's core values, high expectations, and code of conduct.
  • Implement activities to help students meet academic and social expectations.
  • Provide appropriate supervision of students during class, breaks, meals, and transitions to maintain an optimal work environment and to ensure students' safety and well-being.
  • Provide crisis intervention and behavior management to build students' ability to meet the school's high expectations.

 

What are the required qualifications?

  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental issues.
  • Understanding of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, ethnicity and cultures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to serve as a liaison between school, parents, students and outside resources.
  • Master's degree in School Social Work LMSW, preferred.
  • Must possess or be eligible to possess a valid State of Michigan Certification as a School Social Worker.
  • Experience as a School Social Worker, preferred.
  • Familiar with the basic concepts of positive youth development.
  • Experience with working in diverse low-income communities, and sensitivity to and awareness of the needs of culturally diverse urban adolescents and families.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Satisfactory Background Check.

 

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