School social workers focus on the student in the school environment and work collaboratively with principals and teachers to minimise the impacts of personal, family and school difficulties and, where possible, remove any barriers to learning.
With students as their focus, school social workers provide advice and support to principals, teachers and other school staff and advice to families, so that they can best meet the needs of individual s and groups of children and young people.
There is a strong emphasis on individual student and family counselling and support.
Please find below the Parent Referral and Consent Form to access our School Social Worker.
You are asked to read the procedure carefully and also note that Kylie only works two days a week. While she will do her very best to accomodate all family referrals, patience may be required as she prioritises her case load and also allows time for observation visits, classroom support and playground involvement.
The Social Worker plays a key role in supporting children experiencing :
- change in a family – eg separation
- friendship/relationship issues
- social skill difficulties