School Social Work

School Social Work Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conduct sociocultural appraisals and prepare reports for the special education process

  • Participate in Child Study Committee and Special Education eligibility

  • Serve on Crisis Intervention Team

  • Address School referrals including community resources, truancy, etc.

  • Serve as case manager for FAPT/ private day placements

  • Participate and provide appropriate professional development activities

  • Support schools by participating in SEL initiatives

  • Creating and participating in groups and/or 1:1 supports for students as requested/needed

  • Assisting in reaching out to families to provide support/referrals as directed by the school administration

For information regarding school social work, please contact Ms. Kristen Lewis, MSW, via email at . Ms. Lewis serves as Hickory High School’s social worker.