Job Posting Description, Social Worker (BSW) - Grant Funded Re-Post
Contact Information
Human Resources - Sarah Painter
408 South Carroll Ave
Michigan City, IN 46360
Job Locations
Administration Building
Application Open: 02/05/2020, Filing Deadline: 03/20/2020
Available Jobs
 Job # Description
182 Social Worker - BSW (Grant Funded Position)

Education Required Level:             Bachelor’s Degree

General Purpose

Social Workers are trained social work professionals with a degree in social work who provide services related to a person's social, emotional and life adjustment to school and/or society. School Social Workers are the link between the home, school, and community in providing direct as well as indirect services to students, families and school personnel to promote positive mental health and support students' academic and social success. BSW social workers will guide students in demonstrating behaviors that support school success and perform many case management functions to work with community organizations to assist students and their families in accessing community resources. 

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Provide Social Work support services directed at the promotion of positive mental health and the prevention of substance use for students in assigned buildings, with particular service priority for caseloads of students identified by school administration.
  • Guide students in the development of positive mental health and appropriate coping skills with a particular emphasis on the reduction of discipline issues.
  • Conduct family meetings and/or occasional home visits.
  • Coordinate access for students and families with external community resources.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled Student Services trainings and Social Work supervision.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Social Work degree from a CSWE accredited program highly preferred, or similar relevant social service-related degree in psychology, counseling and prior experience in providing case management related duties.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with youth, particularly in a school setting.
  • Demonstrated use of appropriate boundaries and limit setting in client interactions.
  • Demonstrated understanding and ability to maintain client confidentiality, work within the policies and procedures of a public-school system, the state of Indiana, the NASW Code of Ethics.
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated timeliness in completion of documentation, records and reports
  • Demonstrated ability to self-direct and prioritize caseload and client service needs
  • Demonstrated cultural proficient practice interactions.
  • Reliable personal transportation.
  • Pass criminal background investigation.
  • Willingness to maintain a flexible schedule and conduct occasional home visits


Hourly rate commensurate with similar contractual BSW positions. Positions typically average 7 hours per day as recorded on time and effort logs concurrent with the school day and school calendar, not to exceed 1,300 hours between the terms of the grant. As this is a grant-funded contractual position, there are no benefits associated with the position and the Social Worker is considered an Independent Contractor responsible for all taxes and withholdings.


 This is a contractual grant-funded position for the initial period through June 30, 2021. There are no guarantees for contractual continuation expressed or implied.

 The Michigan City Area Schools does not discriminate on the basis of the Protected Classes of race, color, national origin, sex (including transgender status, sexual orientation and gender identity), disability, age, religion, military status, ancestry, or genetic information, which are classes protected by Federal and/or State law (collectively, "Protected Classes"). This includes the Corporation's employment opportunities, programs, and/or activities, or, if initially occurring off Corporation grounds or outside the Corporation's employment opportunities, programs and activities, affecting the Corporation's environment. For further information, clarification, or complaint, please contact the MCAS School Administration, 408 S. Carroll Avenue, Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000 for Title IX (gender equity related issues); or Special Education Director , 408 S. Carroll Avenue, Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000 for Section 504 (non-discrimination/disability issues and Americans with Disabilities). Any other information concerning the above policies may be obtained by contacting the Superintendent, Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins, 408 S. Carroll Ave., Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000.

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