The School Social Worker is responsible for supporting students and advocating for their emotional, mental and physical wellbeing. His/Her duties include counseling students, connecting at-risk youth with helpful resources and conducting home visits to provide additional support.
- Works with outside agencies to provide support to families
- Participates in special education assessment meetings as well as individual Educational Planning Meetings
- Assists teachers and parents in developing and implementing behavior management plans to remediate problem behaviors
- Creates individualized plans to help students improve
- Offers mentoring and suggestions for Teachers and other school personnel
- Develops intervention strategies to increase academic success.
- Counsels students with personal and psychological issues that affect their performance, behavior, and socialization in school.
- Assists students to improve their academic, personal and social functioning.
- Educates parents on available resources to help their child
- Communicates with students to determine the areas in which they may need assistance or counseling.
- Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work and other related programs, Master’s Degree in Social Work, Education, or Social Work is preferred
- Relevant experience as School Social Worker for more than 3 years
- Valid state certification or license as a Social Worker is required
- Familiar with best counseling practices.
Skills needed for this role
The School Social Worker must be able to deal effectively and appropriately with students, parents and other educational professionals regarding student concerns and problems. He/She must have the ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing. He/She should also be able to consult with school personnel in developing and implementing effective social and behavioral interventions for students.
Education, Social Worker