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What Does An OTHS Social Worker Do

What Does A School Social Worker Do?

School Social Workers serve as the liaisons between the school, home, and community. We help students who are experiencing problems that interfere with their academic or social adjustment. Each School Social Worker holds a Master's Degree of Social Work and is certified by the Illinois Department of Education.

School Social Workers:

  • Provide individual and group counseling for all students.
  • Address topics such as depression, self-harm, anxiety and stress, grief, anger management, drugs and alcohol, family conflict, divorce, peer-related issues, social skills, and behavioral issues.
  • Provide crisis prevention and intervention.
  • Present various topics to all Social Issues and Health classes.
  • Actively participate in Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and Child Review Team (CRT) meetings.
  • Consult and collaborate with faculty and administrators regarding students.
  • Connect students and parents to outside community resources.
  • Participate in policy development pertaining to attendance and discipline