Yakhikamva aligns its work with the primary goal of school social work practice within the broad field of the social work profession which is to enable learner to function and learn in the school environment. School social workers bring unique knowledge and skills to the school system and the student services team.
School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals who can assist with mental health concerns, behavioural concerns, positive behavioural support, academic, and classroom support, consultation with teachers, parents, and administrators as well as provide individual and group counselling/therapy. School social workers are instrumental in furthering the mission of the schools which is to provide a setting for teaching, learning, and for the attainment of competence and confidence.
Why do today’s schools need social workers?
Children today are increasingly victims of many social forces that negatively affect their role as students. The family is in a state of change and until it becomes stabilized, in whatever form, children’s unmet physical and emotional needs will continue to interfere with their ability to learn and adjust in school.
What we do
Case Work includes one-on-one counseling sessions and facilitation of referrals to relevant stakeholders, like Social Development.
Psychococial mentorship programmes and support groups in addressing common problems among learners,
Prepare inclusive activities within the school community such as motivational talks, positive seminars and educational dialogues.