(105 ILCS 5/14-1.09a)
(from Ch. 122, par. 14-1.09a)
School social worker.
"School social worker" means a
social worker who has graduated with a master's or higher degree in social
work from an accredited graduate school of social work and has such
additional qualifications as may be required by the State Board of
Education and who holds a Professional Educator License with a school support personnel endorsement for school social work pursuant to Section 21B-25 of this Code. Only persons
so licensed and endorsed may use the title "school social worker". A social worker may
offer school social work services as provided in this Code and other applicable laws and as set
forth in 23 Ill. Adm. Code 226, Special Education, promulgated by the State Board of Education, governing the provision of special education and related services to children with disabilities and requirements for the treatment of children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21.
School social workers may make evaluations, recommendations or
interventions regarding the placement of children in educational programs
or special education classes. However, a school social worker shall not
provide such services outside his or her employment to any student in the
district or districts which employ such school social worker.
(Source: P.A. 100-356, eff. 8-25-17.)