Social Worker For A Special Education Consortium Of Three Different School Districts

1230 Words Nov 27th, 2016 5 Pages
Jennifer Kortge is a School Social Worker for a special education consortium of three different school districts in Lapeer County, in Michigan. The three school districts she services include Imlay City, Dryden, and Almont community schools. As a School Social Worker for a special education consortium Jennifer is required to provide special education social work services for students that are experiencing social, emotional, or behavioral issues. During the interview Jennifer mentioned that she works with students receiving support in various programs, including the consortium emotional impairment program, cognitive impairment program, early childhood program, and resource programs. The students Jennifer works with is a wide age range of students ranging from early childhood through high school, her early childhood students are as young as two and a half years old, while her oldest high school student can be about 19 years old.
Before Jennifer was able to be considered for this position she had to obtain her Master of Social Work License along with a School Social Work Certification. After obtaining the degree and certification she was able to apply for the position to complete the necessary task needed for her career. One of the task associated with Jennifer’s position is Multidisciplinary Team Evaluations for Special Education when criteria such as emotional impairment or autism spectrum disorder are being considered. Functional behavior assessment and behavior…

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