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The School Social Worker is a key member of the educational team working closely with other evaluators, service providers, students, and families in determining eligibility for special education services. The SSW uses information collected through assessment and data collection to design  appropriate services to support each students' unique needs in the variety of educational settings. Expertise in a number of areas is drawn upon every day to provide direct social work services, collaborate with school personnel and families, and develop crisis intervention.  Knowledge of, or a willingness to learn about and access, social and behavioral support services in the area are important in this position. 


  • Licensed as per Illinois State Board of Education requirements:  School Support Personnel School Social Worker
  • Master’s degree in social work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program with a specialization in school social work
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and time management skills with the ability and willingness to collaborate with school personnel to promote student learning
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and maintains automotive insurance coverage as required by IL law 


Regionally competitive salary, board paid TRS and contribution toward single insurance, professional development, mileage reimbursement, mentoring and supports, and supervision related to obtaining LCSW is available.

Additional Notes

We are happy to answer any questions you may have or provide additional information.  Just call (217)526-8121 and ask for Bobbi (ext. 244).  Mid-State Special Education serves 13 school districts in central Illinois located in five counties (Bond, Christian, Fayette, Macoupin, and Montgomery) mid-way between Springfield, IL and St. Louis, MO. Applicants interested in full or part-time as well as retirees are encouraged to inquire and apply.  We have some flexibility regarding the location of positions. 

How to Apply

Please see http://www.midstatespec.org/join-our-team/licensed/ for position and application details. Thank you! 

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