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Social Worker

About SER Metro-Detroit

Since 1971, SER Metro-Detroit has consistently maintained a high-performance record in the skills training and placement of consumers into unsubsidized employment in the private sector and in providing employers with a diverse, qualified workforce. The means by which our mission of cultivating a qualified, skilled and adaptable workforce for metropolitan Detroit and the global economy is reflected in our name: Service, Employment, and Redevelopment. SER Metro-Detroit works to give each consumer of services the resources needed to create a life of self-sufficiency and self-fulfillment. SER program mix includes: literacy and education, job readiness skills training, occupational skills training, vocational skills training, job seeker and employer services, welfare reform programming, economic and community development, employment, and extensive youth programming. The services delivery system includes the active participation of the public and private sectors, education, and government.



As a member of the YouthBuild program, the Social Worker will provide support, advice, and educational wellness programming to young adults ages 16-24 to help them enhance their overall well-being. This includes offering resources for mental health, physical fitness, and emotional resilience, and promoting healthy lifestyle choices and personal development. By equipping young adults with the necessary tools and knowledge, we can empower them to navigate challenges effectively and thrive in their personal and professional lives.


1. Conduct comprehensive assessments evaluations to determine individual’s mental, emotional and behavioral health needs.

2. Provide counseling, general assistance, and clinical counseling to YouthBuilders.

3. Coordinate l workshops, groups, outreach, presentations, and other activities to help YouthBuilder manage day-to-day lifestyle.

4. Refer participants to resources and other agencies as necessary.

5. Offer one-on-one guidance and support.

6. Assist with students to provide final assessments, psychiatric, social, and physical needs.

7. Monitor, evaluate and record client progress regarding treatment goals.

8. Refer clients or family to community resources for treatment to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness following through to ensure service efficacy.

9. Modify treatment plans according to changes in client status.

10. Contributes to the team effort by performing other duties as assigned.



1. MSW or LCSW degree required; 2 to 3 years of social work case management experience (preferably with opportunity youth)

2. Capable of working in high pressure situations.

3. Commitment to the goals and objectives of the program and to the mission of SER Metro-Detroit and SER YouthBuild Learning Academy.

4. Critical thinking data analysis and strong organizational skills.

5. Willingness to support students and families of all religious and cultural backgrounds.

6. A high degree of initiative and the ability to work without constant supervision are required. Must have experience working in team settings, collaborate effectively with others, function well under pressure, manage multiple tasks concurrently, and always remain professional.

7. Exceptional communication skills both verbal and written. Bilingual skills in Spanish or Arabic is preferred.

8. Regular punctual attendance, including evenings and weekends, is required.

9. Must possess a valid chauffeur driver’s license.

10. Must be eligible to pass a background check, including fingerprints.

11. Must be licensed to perform social work in Michigan.

12. Strong attention to detail and excellent crisis intervention skills.


The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit for extended periods of time, and have sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate a phone, computer keyboard, and other office equipment. Must be able to lift a minimum of 10 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. -This job operates in a normal school environment with a noise level, which is at times moderately loud with little discomfort due to noise, dirt, dust and the like. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Equal Opportunity Employer This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties and responsibilities that may be performed by a person so classified. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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Equal Opportunity Employment

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The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.

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