At ProCare Therapy, we understand the importance of school social worker jobs and the essential role that school social workers like you play in the lives of children each day. Your goal is to provide brighter futures to those students you work with. That’s why we work with you to help find the best school social work jobs, in addition to offering outstanding career support, competitive pay, and comprehensive benefits.
School Social Work Job Responsibilities
All students want to succeed. However, there are many obstacles, such as poverty, conflicts at home, violence, emotional challenges, and substance abuse, that can hold them back.
Through school social worker jobs, social workers help children overcome these obstacles in the educational setting by providing the support, guidance, and advocacy necessary. Social worker positions require collaboration with teachers and parents to help students overcome social, emotional, physical, and psychological difficulties. Additionally, social workers need to effectively track the progress of their students and relay this to other school professionals.
School Social Worker Position Requirements
Before you find your first school social worker job, there are a couple of requirements you must meet. At a minimum, you must complete a bachelor’s degree in social work. However, some entry-level school social worker positions will accept a degree in a related field such as psychology. Many states require a master’s degree in social work education as well. There are several different forms and levels of licensing you might need to obtain before applying to social work positions in schools, depending on which state you work in. You will also need to pass a standardized exam administered by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). Some states even have additional exams on top of the ASWB.
Social Work Positions in Schools Salary & Job Outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of social workers is projected to grow 7% from 2022 to 2032, which is faster than the average for all occupations. About 63,800 openings for social workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade.
The average salary for school social work jobs varies depending on your level of experience and education. However, the median annual wage for all social workers was $55,350 in May 2022.
ProCare Therapy is in need of professionals who are passionate about helping students through school social work positions. If you are looking for a career where you can have a significant impact on the lives of children, we invite you to explore ProCare’s available school social worker jobs below.