• Hello!
    My name is Heidi Hoffarth, and I am the School Social Worker at Oak Hill Community School and Clearview Elementary.  I am excited to be working at these schools, and love working with children. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child, please don't hesitate to call me!
     
     

    SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS are the link between Home, School, and the Community.

    As members of the educational team, SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS  promote and support students academic and social success by providing specialized services that may include: Assessment of student needs through observation, interviews and testing - Treatment of mental and emotional disorders - Individual and group therapeutic services - Crisis prevention and intervention - Working with students in both regular education and special education settings - Advocacy for students, parents, and the school district - Information and referral - Collaboration and consultation with community agencies, organizations, and other professionals.

     

    SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS  HELP STUDENTS TO:

    • Increase academic success - Improve interpersonal relationships - Cope with difficult and crisis situations - Develop self-esteem and self-discipline - Learn problem-solving, conflict resolution and decision making skills - Remove barriers to academic success.                                                                                  
    • Develop and implement plans to enhance students' school success - Providing ongoing emotional and behavioral support to students - Communicating information about how factors such as family, culture, socioeconomic status, physical and mental health can affect students' performance - coordinating community resources to meet students' needs - Identifying and eliminating barriers to educational success.
    • Consult with mainstream and special education teachers to develop and implement pre-referral interventions - Design and implement behavior management plans - Provide social, emotional, and behavioral functional and adaptive assessments, - Educate parents and school personnel regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA.)
    • Are licensed mental health practitioners and professionals - Develop intervention strategies that prevent school violence - Coordinate service delivery for students through cooperative interagency activity - Mediate disputes between students.
     
    You can contact me at:
    Oak Hill     320-251-1936 ext. 4744
    Clearview  320-743-2241 ext. 3574
    heidi.hoffarth@isd742.org 
     
     
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