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Octavia Conaway Faulk, Ed.S, MSW
School Social Worker and Homeless Liaison
Tift County Schools
One Blue Devil Way
Tifton, GA 31794
(229) 387-2475
 
The Tift County School Social Workers’ mission is to advocate within the home, school, and community in ways that empower and support all students to achieve educational success. Feel free to contact us if there is anything we can do to help you or someone else in need. 
 
What does a School Social Worker do?
 
The School Social Worker works with schools, students and families to eliminate barriers to successful learning.
  • Develops and identifies resources for students and families
  • Assists families in crisis or those with emergency needs.
  • Acts as a liaison/link between the School, the home, and the community
The School Social Worker acts as liaison/link between the School, the Home, and the Community.
  • Advocates on behalf of children and families with agencies and community resources.
  • Aides in truancy prevention
  • Consults with numerous community agencies including the following:
  • Juvenile Court
  • Department of Family and Children’s Services
  • Various Counseling Agencies
  • Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Legacy Behavioral Health Services
  • Tift County Commission on Children and Youth
  • PattiCake House
  • Ruth’s Cottage
  • Brother Charlie’s
  • The House of Hope
  • Called To Care
  • United Way of South Central Georgia
 
Important Resources:
 
*Report Child Abuse or Neglect during non-school hours at 1-855-422-4453 or 911
 
*Mental Health Crisis at 911 or Georgia Mental Health Crisis and Access Line at 1-800-715-4225
 
*Emergency Shelter/Housing: 
Ruth's Cottage at 229-387-9697
Tiftarea House of Hope at 229-396-5990
Brother Charlie's at 229-382-0577
 
 
At Risk Coordinators:
Maria Jacobs, Christopher Range, Shawn McClain, and Tommy Blackshear