CareerStaff Unlimited School Social Worker in Detroit, Michigan

School Social Worker (SSW) - Detroit, MI

We have a great opportunity for a qualified SSW to work in a Detroit school district for the 2017/2018 school year.  As a therapist within the district you will be scheduled 5 days per week, 7 hours per day. Therapists that enjoy this assignment are often invited to return to the school district year after year.  Please submit your resume today toBrittany Mernerfor immediate consideration. We look forward to having you join our amazing team of therapists! In addition to the standard benefits, our therapists are preferred in a number of school districts in the Michigan area. 

More about the Position:

Therapists Unlimited partners with companies around the county to raise the bar in healthcare by setting new standards for quality care and personalized service. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide direct school social work services to referred students who have serious social and emotional problems that interfere with learning. Provide individual and group therapeutic counseling to students and their families

  •  identify and assesses academic problems through analysis of factors impinging on student adjustment including factors in the home, school and community

  • Determine and implement appropriate therapeutic strategies to effect changes in behavioral/ social interactions of students and their families

  • Complete psychosocial assessments to assist in the determination of social education eligibility

  • Must have an understand of the IEP Process and the ability to develop Individual Educational Plans, Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team reports, Evaluation Review Reports, Functional behavior Assessments, Behavior Intervention Plans, Manifestation Determination Reviews, 504's and other special education reports pertaining to student needs and issues

  • Demonstrate general knowledge of disability areas in special education with specific knowledge in emotional impairment and autism

  • Coordinate and facilitate crisis intervention and trauma response services

  • possess a general knowledge of the provisions of theEvery Student Succeeds Acts (ESSA),McKinney- Vento law and other state and federal mandates

  • Serve as a liaison between families and the school to positively promote collaborative processes in education planning for students by encouraging parent/guardian participation in the school setting.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of community resources to provide support and services to student and families.

  • Serves as a member of the Resource Coordinating Team (the problem- solving vehicle for the school) and other school based teams to develop interventions for promoting students' academic success

  • Develop, coordinate and facilitate intervention and prevention groups for students and parents (ie. grief, conflict resolution, divorce etc.)

  • Demonstrate skills in conducting effective meetings and conferences (including the resolution of disagreements).

  • Maintain required clinical records and submits appropriate documents for statistical reports with adherence to program standards in school social work.

  • Demonstrate the skill in communicating concepts and information accurately orally or in writing

  • maintain current knowledge of and abides by federal and state laws with emphasis on persons with disabilities, child welfare, mental health, confidentiality and student and parent rights

  • attends meeting and professional development activities as requiredSchool Social Worker (SSW) Job Requirements:

  • Applicants must possess and provide evidence of a Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university

  • Valid State of Michigan Master's Social Worker license, issued by the State of Michigan, Department of Licensing and Regulations,andFull Approval as a School Social Worker issued by the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services.

  • Applicants not holding Full Approval must be eligible for Temporary or Continuing Temporary Approval

  • Minimum of two (2) years post Social Work Master's degree experience, working as a Social Worker with school-aged children and familiesAdditional Benefits for a School Social Worker (SSW):

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

  • Continuing Education & 401(K)

  • Weekly Pay with Direct Deposit

  • Mentoring Programs

  • Guaranteed Hours (based on opportunity)

  • Flexible Schedules

  • Once hired in our system you can work whenever you want with our 30 local offices nationwide! 

About Therapists Unlimited and Our Company:

Therapists Unlimited is comprised of a diverse team of the nation’s most talented Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, School Psychologists and Social Workers and has been a leading provider of personnel services for more than 25 years. Our clinicians are experienced in a variety of settings and represent a vast array of specialized services.


The secret to our success is simple:

our management team sets extraordinarily high standards, and we refuse to compromise on the quality of our personnel or the caliber of service that we give to our clients and employees. Our 30 locally run offices allow us to provide personalized support in each community while still benefiting from the national resources and assistance of our larger CareerStaff Unlimited family.


CareerStaff Unlimited is an Equal Opportunity Employer.