What Do School Social Workers Do?

  • What Do School Social Workers Do? 

     A sample of some of the things a School Social may do is listed below:  

    ¨ Provide individual and group counseling

    ¨ Provide in classroom groups 

    ¨ Assist students to improve self-esteem, social-skills and self-control

    ¨ Teach children to advocate for themselves while advocating with them

    ¨ Family/student needs assessments

    ¨ Encourage school attendance and parental involvement

    ¨ Home visits

    ¨ Services for homeless students/families

    ¨ Crisis intervention services

    ¨ Participation in the development of behavioral modification plans

    ¨ Provide short/long-term case management services to individual students/short-term management for families

    ¨ Referrals to community agencies/coordination of services with community agencies

    ¨ Report suspected child abuse/neglect

    ¨ Liaison between school/family/community