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How to Hire a School Social Worker

Does your school need a school social worker? School social workers offer vital support within a school environment. Their presence and ability to connect with students makes school social workers invaluable resources.

Here are some helpful tips to find great school social worker candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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School Social Workers search for Jobs on Indeed*


job seekers clicked on school social worker jobs


of clicks came from mobile devices


school social worker jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $25.03 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $8.00$62.00 hourly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a School Social Worker?

Hiring a school social worker can be absolutely vital for your school or school district, especially when dealing with at-risk youth. Adding a school social worker to your staff will ensure a healthier environment for students to express fears, needs, and obstacles.

• Provide at-risk students with stability
• Offer necessary emotional and practical support
• Assist students navigate their school age years

Skills to look for in a great School Social Worker

A great school social worker candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Bachelor’s degree in social work
• Master degree in social work (preferred)
• Crisis management skills
• High emotional intelligence
• Empathy
• Ability to wear many hats

Writing a School Social Worker job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified School Social Worker candidates. A School Social Worker job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for School Social Worker jobs, such as:

• Social worker
• Social social work
• Children’s social work

Interviewing School Social Worker candidates

Strong candidates for school social work positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Handling children in crises
• Communicating with parents and guardians
• Past experience working in tandem with school administration

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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