What is a School Social Worker?

A school social worker is another helper in your school. They help students learn positive ways to solve problems. School counselors help students learn about themselves, including understanding and managing their feelings. They also help students with friendship skills.

Elementary school social workers meet with students individually, in small groups, and visit students in their classrooms. They often talk with parents and teachers about student progress and development. School social workers also provide parents with information about community resources and make referrals to outside agencies.

The school social worker is available for everyone - children, parents and guardians, teachers and staff members.