Standards and Evaluation
Intended Purpose of the Standards
The North Carolina Professional School Social Work Standards have been developed as a guide for school social workers as they continually improve their effectiveness. It is incumbent upon the school social worker to provide services as part of a comprehensive multidisciplinary team with complementary knowledge, skills, and experiences.
The school social work standards will:
- Guide professional development as school social workers move forward in the 21st century so that school social workers can attain the skills and knowledge needed;
- Provide the focus for schools and districts as they support, monitor and evaluate their school social workers; and
- Assist higher education programs in the development of content and requirements of school social work education curricula.