Columbus Public Schools (CPS) Social Workers/Interventionists are trained professionals in the field of social work.
They are the link between the home, school and community supporting social-emotional and academic success. CPS Social Workers/Interventionists are available to all students and families.
Social Workers/Interventionists collaborate with the principal, school counselor and staff to best meet the needs of each student.
Services can include:
- Individual work with students and families
- Crisis intervention
- Utilizing community resources
- Participating in the assessment team for at-risk students
- Aiding in student and family transitions
The Roles of School Social Workers/Interventionists
- Promote regular school attendance
- Aid families in crisis or transition
- Address basic needs of students/families
- Link students/families with medical, financial, & social emotional supports
- Promote parent education & support opportunities
- Identify factors in the student’s home, school and community that may be a barrier to learning
- Work collaboratively with, as well as provide direct support to staff and outside agencies
- Participate in IEP meetings as needed
- Partner in collaborative meetings with school staff and community agencies(ie. Re-entry, Attendance, Suspension, Professional Partners, etc.)
- Promote utilization of community resources to strengthen the individual student & family unit.
- Consult & collaborate with stakeholders to meet student/family needs
- Advocate for school/ community services
- Promote student safety and wellness (ie. assist in safety plans and assessment)