School Social Worker

Whitford Catholic Primary School is one of over 30 Catholic schools in WA that utilise the services of a qualified social worker. 

The social worker provides assistance to students and their families in dealing with social and emotional issues relating to school or affecting a child’s academic performance or overall well-being.

Assistance can be provided with issues such as:

  • Dealing with separation and family conflict
  • Dealing with anxieties and fears
  • Grief and loss
  • Child protection
  • School refusal
  • Behavioural concerns at school or at home
  • Building resiliency and self-esteem
  • Peer problems at school
  • Conflict resolution
  • Organising welfare assistance and information for families in financial distress

The social worker also provides class programs such as Protective Behaviours, FRIENDS, facilitates small group work, organises speakers/workshops for parents, makes referrals to other professionals and contributes articles to the school newsletter.

Elaine Mahon is the social worker at Whitford Catholic Primary School and is available Monday - Thursdays.  Elaine can be contacted by calling the school office on 9404 4200 or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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