School Social Workers help students, families, teachers and school administrators to overcome barriers and problems that affect students’ school performance and achievement. Social workers focus on the social, behavioural and emotional factors which impede a student's school performance and move quickly with the school, home and student towards a timely resolution of the difficulties impeding success.
The Social Work department is comprised of approximately 40 social workers dedicated to providing service in schools and through a number of
School Social Work is a specialized field of practice within the broad field of the Social Work profession. School Social Workers bring unique knowledge and skills to the Catholic education system. School Social Workers are school board employees who work with students, families, staff and community services to enhance student success. School Social Workers have always played a critical role in the provision of services at Dufferin-Peel CDSB, working with students, families, staff and community services to enhance student success.
All Dufferin-Peel social workers are minimally required to have a Master of Social Work and be registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. They adhere to the Social Work Code of Ethics and are professionally accountable to the Chief of Social Work. The Social Work Department is under the administrative direction of the Superintendents of Program/Special Education & Support Services and the clinical consultation/supervision of the Chief Social Worker. Click
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Chief Social Worker: Lisa Romano-Dwyer, PhD, MSW, RSW
Tel: 905-890-0708 Ext. 24336