social worker working with student

 

Eight of our high schools have a full time Social Worker. School social work is a specialized area of practice within the broad field of the social work profession. School social workers bring unique knowledge and skills to the school system and the student services team. School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals who can assist with mental health concerns, behavioral concerns, positive behavioral support, academic, and classroom support, consultation with teachers, parents, and administrators as well as provide individual and group counseling. School social workers are instrumental in furthering the mission of the schools which is to provide a setting for teaching, learning, and for the attainment of competence and confidence. School social workers are hired by school districts to enhance the district's ability to meet its academic mission, especially where home, school and community collaboration is the key to achieving student success.

 

What is a School Social Worker?
School Social Work Model Overview

 

Dobson- Samantha Steele Godlewski

Mesa High- Nicole Delgado

McKinney-Vento(Homeless assistance)- Julie Coston

Mountain View- Ariel Koch 

Red Mountain- Jennifer Fiegl  

Skyline- Talia Scheletsky

Westwood- Christina Slackta

EVA/Crossroads- Kim Mickle

 

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