Social Work Program

Illinois School for the Visually Impaired (ISVI) Social Work Program

The social work program at ISVI is an integral part of the school's educational program. It is developmental by design and includes activities organized and implemented by a certified school social worker with the support of parents/guardians, teachers, administrators and the school community.

The social work program addresses the needs of all students by facilitating personal and social development as well as helping to create a positive and safe learning climate in our school. At the same time the program assists students as they face issues and resolve problems that may prevent their healthy development.

The Preparation of School Social Workers

The school social worker attends to students at all age levels. Social work preparation program includes:

  • Human growth and development
  • Social and cultural diversity
  • Assessment
  • Helping relationships
  • Group work
  • Professional relationships
  • Legal and ethical standards
  • Program development, implementation, evaluation and enhancement
  • Interdisciplinary leadership and collaboration

For further information, please contact:

Illinois School for the Visually Impaired
658 E. State Street
Jacksonville, IL 62650-2130
Office Phone: (217) 479-4322