Mission of School Social WorkSchool Social Workers, in collaboration with students, parents, schools, and the community, are committed to reducing barriers to academic achievement and leaving no child behind.
Role of School Social Worker
School Social Workers act as a liaison between the home, school, and community, working hard to eliminate barriers that prohibit students from learning. School Social Workers strive to bring people and organizations together to work and invest in the community to bring about change.The School Social Work Association of America states that 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 instrumental in furthering the purpose of the schools: 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 that mission.