Social Worker Services
School Social Work Functions Identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT NEEDS
The school social worker uses assessment skills to determine special needs of students.
PROGRAM PLANNING AND EVALUATION
The school social worker provides input for program planning and evaluation and contributes to the development of departmental and system-wide policies.
The school social worker employs appropriate social work methods in situations affecting the student's educational progress.
The school social worker maintains an advocacy role to assure that the student's educational, social, emotional and material needs are met in accordance with established laws, rules and regulations.
The school social worker provides consultation and in-service experiences for teachers and staff and engages in the mutual exchange of information with community agencies.
The school social worker serves as a liaison between home-school-community and promotes effective resource utilization and positive relation with various publics.
The school social worker organizes time, resources and work load in order to meet responsibilities and maintains accurate case records and documentation.
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND DEVELOPMENT
The school social worker shows evidence of professional growth and development and adheres to a professional code of ethics.
Types of Referrals :
- academic and behavioral concerns
- attendance concerns
- abuse/neglect concerns
- financial and/or other welfare needs (clothing, shoes, school supplies, adequate housing & other family/parenting issues)
- transportation concerns
- health/medical concerns
The Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools school social workers serve on average between four and five schools each.