Therapia Staffing offers Travel School Social Worker opportunities across the US. With the opportunity to travel and many benefits, this might be the perfect opportunity for you. Read on to learn more about the unique benefits of being a School Social Worker with Therapia Staffing.
What Do School Social Workers Do?
School social workers have an essential role in the life of a student. The average classroom in America is filled with 20 students that face an assortment of challenges, all different from the student that sits next to them. The school social worker is the link between the home, school, and community, providing direct services to these students that will support their academic and social success.
This is no job for those without the passion and the drive to help every student. School social workers attend extra years of schooling to earn a Master’s degree in social work. The specialized education gives each social worker unique knowledge and skills they can bring to the school system and use to advance the student services team.
As a travel school social worker, there are many opportunities to help students across the country while on each assignment. Once placed in a school, a travel school social worker takes on the role of the usual school social worker to help the students that struggle with mental health issues, violent or stressful home environments or physical disabilities.
What is Their Impact?
School Social Workers aid the mission of the school system to provide a supportive and safe environment for students to learn and grow. There are a variety of ways that the social worker helps students from mental health concerns, behavioral concerns, positive behavioral support, academic, and classroom support, to consultations with teachers, parents, and administrators. The social worker also often provides individual and group counseling/therapy for students.
The most impactful school social workers are approachable and empathetic which creates a safe space for students to share their struggles and ask for help. Depending on the students’ situation, the counselor might offer sessions that strive to help the student improve classroom concentration, anger management, and more. The counselor is also there for any student facing the process of grief or loss.
In times of crisis or stress, the school social worker becomes the backbone of much of the school community. In 2020, counselors faced challenges of performing their jobs in the midst of a pandemic, something no one could ever prepare for. Schools across the nation were shut down and millions of students had to adjust to an entirely new learning environment. This altered the way school social workers met with students, but it never altered the importance of the school social worker’s duty. Even more so today, as students return to the school halls, travel school social workers are focused on helping students navigate their transition back to the classroom.
In helping with crisis intervention, conflict resolution, school social workers are helping the system respond to the individual student needs and giving them the individual attention they need for their development.
Are You Thinking of Becoming a Travel School Social Worker?
This role is instrumental as many students do not have access to these resources outside of the school building. The social worker has the opportunity to make a huge impact on a student’s social, emotional, and life adjustment to school.
Most travel contracts for school social work last for the entire school year, so school social workers have the opportunity to connect with the students and community all year round to provide personal care and mental health support.
Join Therapia Staffing TODAY!
Therapia Staffing prioritizes your career because we know your passion for School-Based work drives you. With access to both Local or Travel contracts, our nationwide partnerships offer you the flexibility to choose where, when, and how you’ll help change the lives of the individuals you work compassionately alongside. There are hundreds of opportunities, from large school systems to small districts, rural towns or urban settings, we work tirelessly to find the perfect assignment for your needs and professional goals.
We strive to make a difference – join Therapia and make an impact in your career!