Professional School Social Workers play an integral part in the pursuit of educational excellence. School Social Workers are charged to analyze barriers to learning and achievement. They develop and implement strategies which reduce barriers to the educational success.
The mission of the School Social Work program is to help students and families make the best use of available opportunities and resources, thus enabling students to fully develop their potential. School Social Workers serve all grade levels and have multiple school assignments.
School Social Workers serve as a liaison between home, school, and community. Direct services provided to students and families include individual, group, family counseling, advocacy, community resources, information, and referrals. School Social Workers also consult with staff and community to address student needs. They interpret school board policies and procedures. They also educate parents and staff on child welfare laws.

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