School Social Work

  • Onslow County Schools currently have 12 social workers serving our children. 
    What is a School Social Worker?

    A school social worker is a specialist in the area of social work and education who serves the needs of students, parents, and educators within the school setting.  School social workers serve as a link between the school and home of individual students.  The rationale for the presence of social workers in the school is to ensure that students have the opportunity to learn.  Problems which interfere with the student's achievement or school adjustment are addressed by the school social worker.  The school social worker attempts to coordinate family, school, and community resources to resolve these needs.  The school social worker works as part of a team of professionals in the school.  This team strives to help students, parents, and school personnel provide the most positive educational experience possible.