The Social Work role within schools focuses on supporting students learning and providing opportunities to shape a positive future. This involves working with students, their families and various service providers in the community.
School Social Workers assist to address any barriers that exist for students such as: personal (emotional/psychological issues), family relationships, health issues, grief and loss, school avoidance and financial hardship. We offer students support with these issues individually in counselling sessions or by delivering educational health programs in student groups within classrooms.
Our role is not all gloom and doom with many opportunities for celebration with young people. School Social Workers work towards building positive relationships between school and home to offer young people protective community networks so they can realise their potential.
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