Lindsay Reilly

The Role of a District Social Worker

School District Social Worker

As the social worker for Sag Harbor Schools, I am the link between home, school, and the community. I help students in grades K-12 resolve personal, social, and emotional concerns that may be interfering with their adjustment to school.

I am part of an educational team working together with administrators, teachers, guidance counselors, psychologists, nurses, and speech and language pathologists. I provide consultation with school staff as needed, make referrals to community agencies and participate on both Child Study Teams (CST) and The Committee on Special Education (CSE). These committees are part of the educational process that address’s the academic and psychosocial needs of the students.

When I see students for individual counseling, topics may include self-esteem, anger management, life skills, coping skills, social skills, problem solving, and impulse control. I also provide social skills training in a small group setting for select elementary age students during their lunch once a week.

My other responsibilities often include promoting regular school attendance, making home visits, crisis intervention, making referrals to outside agencies, and promoting parental involvement in school.

School social workers are able to help parents participate effectively in their children’s education. Parents and families are important advocates in the educational process and are always encouraged to participate fully in their child’s educational experience. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns at (631)259-3246 or lreilly@sagharborschools.org