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Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency Professional Support Services/Social Worker in Portage, Michigan

Division: align="justify"Special EducationPosition Type: align="justify"Full-time, 10-MonthHours: align="justify"M-F, 7:15-3:15Responsibilities: align="justify"Provide services to students with behavioral, mental, emotional, or physical problems. Other duties as assigned.ulliWorks closely with the building principal to ensure smooth overall operation of the school./liliProvides small group and individual student social work services and support to Tier 2 and Tier 3 students./liliOversees and administers the DESSA (Student Strengths Assessment) three times per year to develop SEL groups and targeted interventions. /liliLiaison between JHS and Kalamazoo Youth Development Network (KYDNet) to ensure implementation of fidelity, SEL coaching for students and instructors, family engagement, and general program quality assurance./liliLeads the Community Engagement professional learning community at JHS; developing service learning opportunities for students, supports for families, and connections between school, court, and outside services./liliWorks closely with probation officers to ensure outside services are connected to students and families./liliCollaborates with outside supports such as CMH (Wraparound meetings) and other community partners (such as YWCA, religious organizations, out-of-school time programs, Treatment Recovery court etc.) to support and extend services./liliSupports staff in developing and maintaining Trauma-Sensitive responses and care for students./liliConducts Restorative Mediations for students in conflict./liliInvestigates and develops new community partnerships such as WMUrsquo;s BCBA./liliConducts home visits for students./liliCollaborates with local districts for the successful transition of our students- conducting school visits and observations of students./liliAttends all IEPs and helps to coordinate/ administer all necessary assessments for students with IEPs./liliPerforms additional duties as assigned by the Building Principal. /li/ul align="justify"Qualifications:Master's of Social Work degree (MSW). School Social Work license (MSW/CSW) required. Embraces and supports KRESA philosophies related to diversity, inclusiveness and anti-racism. Ability to interact effectively with individuals from a wide range of cultures. Ability to discuss cultural differences with colleagues and clients. Ability to assess one's own strengths and limitations or challenges and integrate this understanding into interpersonal interactions. align="justify"Preferred Skills: align="justify"Experience with Autism specific assessments and interventions. Home visiting and parent collaboration/coaching. Ability to select and develop appropriate methods, skills and techniques attuned to people's cultural, multicultural or marginal experiences in their environments. Ability to effectively employ multicultural approaches in resolving problems.emApply online at www.kresa.org/jobs/em

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