The mission of our program is to provide our students with a high quality of education that offers instruction in both the academic and social/emotional realms. The purpose of the academy is to provide students with social/emotional/behavioral issues with a state-of-the-art therapeutic day program. Through hands-on instructional experiences, as well as a therapeutic approach in art, music, and movement, the program is designed to meet all of the needs of this diverse student population.
The social worker/counselor is a member of the school team whose role is essentially one of working with the individual student and with groups, helping to identify strengths and weaknesses as they relate to the environment—home, school, and community. They are also a part of a support system for teachers. The responsibility of the social worker/counselor involves counseling, consulting, and coordinating school life of the student, helping them overcome problems that impede learning, and to assist them in making viable educational, occupational, and life plans.
Provide consultation and in-service training to school personnel.
Responsible for providing the social-development study in a case study evaluation and for participating in the identification of those children who require social work intervention.
Assist students directly toward adjustment to school.
Responsible for servicing as a liaison between the home and the school, and for providing parental education and counseling as appropriate in relation to the child’s problem.
Participate in case conferences when referred students are involved, or as requested.
Attend multi-disciplinary staff conferences.
Social Worker Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Social Work
A Type 73 School Service Personnel Certificate
Be registered as a Certified Social Worker
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the director may find appropriate and acceptable.
Hold a valid and current PEL with a school support personnel endorsement for school counselor