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Old 04-04-2017, 08:01 PM
 
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Hi! Welcome to the board

I have worked in a few different school districts (always in Title I schools) and only one of those districts had a social worker. The social worker was basically a home/school liaison. She did adaptive assessments for special education (Vineland or ABAS interviews) and connected families with community resources. She also went out to do home visits for truant kids and families in crisis. In fact, I'd say the vast majority of her time was spent doing home visits for one reason or another. She enjoyed it, but it was a ton of parent contact and parents didn't always want that contact.

We also had special high level counseling positions in each school (state requirement). In order to get one of those jobs, you had to be an MSW or MFT (marriage family therapy -masters). So that's how I've seen MSW in schools.

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