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Responsibilities of the School Social Worker include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for serving as an integral member of the school’s Behavioral Health Team and overseeing the implementation of data-informed behavior  interventions
  • Providing crisis intervention.
  • Develop intervention strategies to increase academic success.
  • Assist with conflict resolution and anger management.
  • Help students develop appropriate social interaction skills.
  • Assist students in understanding and accepting self and others.
  • Work with parents to facilitate their support in their children's school adjustment.
  • Alleviate family stress to enable the child to function more effectively in school & community.
  • Assist parents to access programs available to students with special needs.
  • Assist parents in accessing and utilizing school and community resources.
  • Provide staff with essential information to better understand factors (cultural, societal, economic, familial, health, etc.) affecting a student’s performance and behavior.
  • Assess student with mental health concerns
  • Develop staff in-service training programs.
  • Assist teachers with behavior management
  • Provide direct support to staff
  • Obtain and coordinate community resources to meet students' needs
  • Help school districts receive adequate support from social and mental health agencies
  • Advocate for new and improved community/school services to meet the needs of students and families.
  • Helping the system respond effectively to each child's needs.


  • Social work experience in a school or non-profit organization preferred
  • Professional Educator License (PEL) with a School Social Worker Endorsement
  • Preferred LCSW, but not required

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