What Do School Social Workers Do?

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