The Tift County School Social Workers’ mission is to advocate within the home, school, and community in ways that empower and support all students to achieve educational success.
What does a School Social Worker do?
The School Social Worker works with schools, students and families to eliminate barriers to successful learning.
- Develops and identifies resources for students and families
- Assists families in crisis or those with emergency needs.
- Acts as a liaison/link between the School, the home, and the community
The School Social Worker acts as liaison/link between the School, the Home, and the Community.
- Advocates on behalf of children and families with agencies and community resources.
- Consults with numerous community agencies including the following:
- Juvenile Court
- Department of Family and Children’s Services
- Various Counseling Centers
- Department of Juvenile Justice
- Behavioral Health Services
- Tift County Commission on Children and Youth
- PattiCake House
- Ruth’s Cottage
- Brother Charlie’s
Social Worker and Homeless Liaison serving Charles Spencer, J.T. Reddick, Len Lastinger, and Matt Wilson Elementary Schools
Social Worker and Homeless Liaison serving Annie Belle Clark, G.O. Bailey, Northside, and Omega Elementary Schools (Pre K-5th)
Social Worker and Homeless Liaison serving Eighth Street Middle and Northeast Middle Schools (6th-8th)
Social Worker and Homeless Liaison serving Tift County High School and 6th Street Academy (6th-12th)