School Social Worker
School Social Workers can help students by offering:
The following information is adapted and reformatted from the School Social Workers Association of Georgia website Brochure for your reference.
Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Support:
- Work with students to improve school attendance
- Provide individual student and family counseling
- Provide crisis intervention support
- Consult with faculty/staff/families regarding behavior/emotional concerns
- Help schools provide adequate supports for achieving behavioral goals
- Facilitate social skills training and/or support groups for students
Community Outreach & Resource Development:
- Connect families with support groupsProvide parenting workshops
- Provide advocacy for children and their families
- Locate mentoring and recreational resources
- Consult with interagency partners to determine ways to help meet students’ needs
- Link families with available community resources for:
- Early education intervention
- Emergency aid
- Mental health assistance
- Enhance communication between home and school
- Complete assessments to help determine students’ needs for support
- Support parents/guardians to be partners in their children’s education
- Attend team meetings to help develop social-emotional goals of Individualized Educational Plans and 504 Plans
- Provide staff development
Degrees and Certifications:
School Social Worker
March 2021 - Present
Vicki Albanese joined Greene County Schools in 2021 as a School Social Worker. Vicki covers Carson Middle School and Greene County High School, including RISE and the College and Career Academy.
Vicki brings to the role a background in providing trauma-focused therapy and mental health and substance abuse counseling to children and families throughout a 21-year career in social work and behavioral health services. She most recently served as a behavioral health specialist with the Northeast Georgia Physicians Group and a social worker with TenderCare Clinic right here in Greensboro. Prior to that, she ran her own private counseling practice and social services agency that provided parenting education, mental health and substance abuse counseling and assessment to families and individuals.
Mrs. Albanese's office is located at the GCSS District Office in the CBJ Building.