School Social Worker
Supporting students' social, emotional, developmental, and behavioral needs that may get in the way of learning to improve emotional well-being and academic performance.
- Developing, teaching, and performing intervention strategies to help students achieve academic goals, including 1:1 support and groups
- Conduct home visits to provide additional support to the student and others in the living environment
- Master's degree in socail work, field education in school settings, and required courses. School social work licensure required through the Department of Public Instruction in Wisconsin
- National recommended ratio: one school social worker per 250 students for the general population, on school social worker per 50 students for students with more intensive needs
Reference: School Social Work Association of America. (2022, June 4). Role of school social worker.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Examples of Interventions
- Work with family members and others in a child's living situation to help support their adjustment, learning, and development
- Perform home visits for truant students
- Provide crisis intervention services for students and families and connect them to community resources
Comprehensive school mental health teams work to address the social/emotional, academic and mental wellbeing of students via culturally-responsive services throughout a continuum of tiers.