My name is Stephanie Grotzky and I am your School Social Worker. This is my second year at NUAMES and I have been a licensed School Social Worker for the past 11 years. I am also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am proud to be a part of our great school and love serving each and everyone of you. I have included a description of some of the services I provide to students, parents, the school and in the community. I am available to you all at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. You may also reach me via Google Voice text: (385) 240-0880.
What is a School Social Worker?
School Social Workers (SSW) are a vital part of the educational team, working together with educational administrators, teachers, counselors, psychologists, nurses, speech and language pathologists and other staff. Their unique graduate level training in social work enables them to understand and interpret the influences of the school, home, and community on children. School Social Workers identify factors that can make school a more successful experience for students.
What do School Social Workers Do?
School social workers help STUDENTS:
- Achieve maximum benefit from their educational opportunities
- Understand themselves and others
- Cope with stress
- Develop decision making skills
- Participate effectively in their children’s education
- Understand and meet their children’s social and emotional needs
- Understand programs available to students with special needs
- Utilize school and community resources effectively
- Understand factors (cultural, societal, economic, familial, health, etc.) that affect students
- Abilities to make maximum use of their school experience
- Utilize their resources in meeting the educational, social, and emotional needs of students
- Promote a safe school environment
- Understand school policies, programs, and practice
- Minimize those environmental factors which inhibit learning
- Develop resources to adequately meet the needs of students and families