The role of the social worker is to:

  • Perform group and individual counseling, casework services, crisis intervention, and referrals to other agencies.

  • Help students resolve personal, emotional, and social problems that interfere with their adjustment to school and their ability to enjoy the benefits of the educational process.

  • Provide clinical support services to students.

  • Observe students for anecdotal records.

  • Attend annual review meetings for students receiving social work services.

  • Provide consultations with teachers, specialists and other professionals.

  • Identify and report abuse and neglect situations to DFPS or appropriate agencies.

  • Lead faculty/staff designated professional development.