Social Work Coordinator/Home and School Visitor Services

  • The West Chester Area School District currently has one Social Work Coordinator and ten School Caseworkers that work throughout our district's seventeen buildings. What role do the School Social Worker and School Caseworker play in the buildings? The School Caseworkers act as a consistent liaison between the home, school, and community for our most at-risk students.  Our school caseworkers use a team approach to address obstacles that interfere with student achievement.

    Advocacy Case Management Referrals
    Collaboration Consultation Community Agency Liaison
    Coordination Facilitation Home/School/Liaison



    What services do School Caseworkers provide?

    • Addressing attendance issues that impact school learning and performance
    • Assist with residency issues
    • Assistance with applying for CHIP or Medical Assistance and follow up
    • Collaborate with school team, family and students to meet student needs whether it is in the home, community, or school
    • Collaborate with the school and family to address financial issues that may impact academic success
    • Coordinate the National School Lunch Program
    • Coordinate with the school and CYF staff to aid foster care students with addressing any barriers to their academic success
    • Information and referrals for a variety of social service agencies in the community (Children, Youth, and Families, various MH providers, medical providers, dental providers, housing assistance)
    • Locate material needs by way of school, community, and government programs (coats, school supplies, back packs)
    • Provide a safe environment where students can feel comfortable expressing issues or concerns

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