Choice Schools
  • Bradford Academy
  • Southfield, MI, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Bradford Academy is looking for innovative, creative, and passionate social workers!

Bradford Academy encourages and fosters:

  • Discovery of oneself through cultural experiences
  • Development of individual purpose that nurtures success
  • Leadership in personal responsibility, service and dignity
  • Achievement based on ethics and integrity

School Social Worker (General Education)

Full-time, salaried, exempt, 10-month schedule

Bradford Academy

24218 Garner Street
Southfield, MI 48033



  • 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.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Valid state certificate as School Counselor, or School Social Worker.
  • Approval issued through the Office of Special Education.
  • 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 of and ability to follow and implement the IEP process.
  • Knowledge of and skills working with At-Risk students.


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance.
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, and 401(K)!
  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Paid time off
  • Education Tuition Reimbursement available.
  • Employee Assistance Program available.

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. This position will support and uphold the mission and vision of the academy.

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Please contact Erin Sangalli, Director of HR, directly with questions at

Choice Schools is a team of educators, literacy specialists, student advocates and many other professions, but first and foremost, we are parents, moms, dads, guardians, grandparents, aunts and uncles who love kids. As a nationally accredited and regionally recognized full-service education service provider, student learning is our organization's mission. We provide a student-focused approach to customized school operations support, including instruction, finance, compliance, communications, human resources, enrollment, curriculum and professional development. Our student-centric philosophy drives us to the path to greatness, allowing everyone - students, staff, teachers, board members and stakeholders to thrive. After more than 20 years of serving diverse models of schools, Choice is committed to being Michigan's most trusted education service provider with the highest-performing schools.

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