Not Sure What A School Social Worker Does?
Please check out a number of documents we have compiled on the School Social Worker's Role as well as our National Model for School Social Work Practice
Are You Interested in Hiring a School Social Worker?
If you need help with interview questions, please feel free to review a list of Interview questions that you may wish to choose from.
If you have a job position available, our new Career Center would be happy to assist you. Questions? Contact us at: Contactus@sswaa.org.
Need Help With a Job Description?
For samples of Job Descriptions for your consideration, please click here.
How Do I Evaluate a School Social Worker?
As School Social Workers, we often do not fit into typical district forms for employment or evaluation. As a result, teacher evaluation forms are often used to evaluate school social workers. The School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) has developed the National Evaluation Framework for School Social Work Practice (2013) which is adapted from The Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument (2013) by Charlotte Danielson, published by the Danielson Group. The SSWAA National Evaluation Framework for School Social Work Practice (2013) is cross-walked with the SSWAA National School Social Work Practice Model (2013) (PDF Version) and the National Association of Social Workers Standards for School Social Work Services (2012). You may also reference an accompanying powerpoint for additional information. School systems are invited to adapt this evaluation framework to meet a district's specific needs for evaluating their school social work programs and services.
SSWAA Members: Click here to check out more information about SSWAA's Evaluation Framework as well as various sample evaluation forms and practice manuals that can be used as resources to develop your own School Social Work Evaluation Form.