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  • West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science
  • Walker, MI, USA
  • Full Time

At West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science, our goal is clear; to create an environment where children advance in learning because they learn through discovery.


Wonder what it would be like to go snowshoeing through a maple forest? Or what it may be like to cook fresh homemade pizza in a mud oven? Students at WMAES don't wonder they know! We give our students 62-acres of an outdoor classroom to expand their love of learning. Working gardens, nature trails, forests, wetlands and prairies are all available for students to explore. WMAES students transition from desks to dirt, creating an environment for all students to learn.

Our students reap the additional benefits of programs and practices such as: STEAM programming, character education, accelerated learning, differentiated instruction and positive school culture all hallmarks of an effective charter school education.

#EnviroKids are creating a better tomorrow.

Why West Michigan??


West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science strives to provide an environment that will foster creativity, promote academic achievement, and develop sound character and citizenship principles emphasizing responsibility to the environment and society, while maintaining and improving each child's self-esteem and self-concept.


Our real masterpiece is the unleashing of human potential. While our main focus is on creating the conditions of success for children to achieve their dreams, we also focus on developing one another through meaningful relationships, challenging work, constructive feedback, sound professional training, and a true commitment to nurturing the career path of each team member.


School Social Worker (Full-Time)

2021-2022 School Year

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science

4463 Leonard St. NW
Walker, MI 49534

Phone: 616-791-7454



  • Conducts assessments and evaluations in accordance with family and student rights.
  • Uses student, family, and school assessment results to identify needs that affect student learning.
  • Provides social work counseling to students and parents.
  • Provides psycho-social assessment and diagnosis of behavior disabilities with recommendations and/or environmental manipulations at the school, home, and/or community with periodic reevaluations.
  • Evaluates transcripts; participates, as requested, in planning, implementation and follow-up phases of proficiency testing.
  • Participates in Child Study Process and Individual Education Program ("IEP") process as required.
  • Makes referral to public or private agencies with appropriate follow-up.
  • Serves as a liaison between school, family, and community resources.
  • Serves as a source of information regarding community resources.
  • Participates in case conferences involving cooperation with other pupil personnel workers, school personnel, and community agencies.
  • Acts as a consultant to resolve problems concerning issuance of credits.
  • Works with students on an individual basis in seeking solution to personal problems related to such areas as home and family relations, health, and emotional adjustment.
  • Participates in the development of policies and regulations that affect instruction and conditions of success.
  • Works cooperatively with the Health Education Teachers to carry out the Academy's sex education program.
  • Provides in-service training for staff in guidance programs and in student conflict resolution and self-awareness programs.
  • Conforms to the National Association of Social Work (NASW) Code of Ethics, and Standards for School Social Work practice.
  • Assumes responsibility for the orderliness of the learning environment and the appropriate and safe use of instructional facilities and equipment.
  • Maintains and administers the student records system according to the Academy, state, and federal regulations and protects the system's confidentiality.
  • Organizes time, resources, energy, and workload in order to meet responsibilities.
  • Participates in appropriate professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills.
  • Assumes other responsibilities assigned by the Principal.


  • Valid state certificate as School Counselor, or School Social Worker.
  • Demonstrated competence in all areas of focus.
  • Social work case reporting and writing skills.
  • Ability to counsel students, parents, and staff, individually and in groups.
  • Excellent verbal and written expression using proper grammar and vocabulary.
  • Exemplary work habits verified by previous employers.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Desired Requirements: Knowledge and skills of the IEP process.

To promote understanding of the emotional and social development of children and the influences of family, community, and cultural differences on student success along with the implementation of effective intervention strategies. To create excellent conditions for working and learning, and to improve student achievement, parent satisfaction, and community support.


Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Education Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program, Professional Development

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Please contact Sara Hogle, Human Resources Generalist directly with questions at

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