The School Social worker promotes and enhances the school's mission by providing services that strengthen home/school/community partnerships and alleviate barriers to learning. The School Social worker contributes to developing a healthy, safe, and caring environment by advancing the understanding of children's emotional and social development and the influences of the family, community, and cultural differences on student success and by implementing effective intervention strategies.
The School Social worker identifies barriers and challenges to students' social and emotional well-being. Works with the Special Education Team (SET): receives referrals, develops intervention plans using an RTI model; facilitates workshops with parents; provides intervention with services regarding crisis intervention, self-harm, and youth protection. Facilitates staff training related to student wellness, collaborates with external partners (related to student well-being), and guides and supports staff members (Assistant Social Workers, Mentors, and other support staff).