Home and School Visitor

Mrs. Melissa Demchak
Home and School Visitor
412-429-7036
mdemchak@cvsd.net

The Home and School Visitor is a Masters level social worker with a Home and School Visitor Certificate through the PA Department of Education.

The following is a listing of some of the duties and responsibilities of the Home and School Visitor:

  • Facilitate optimal learning opportunities for students, by working closely with the student, their family, school staff and administration, pupil services team, external referral sources, and community and neighborhood organizations.
  • Meet with students individually and in small groups to support their social and emotional health.
  • Act as the intermediary between home and school.   
  • Serve as a member of the Student Assistance Program (SAP) team/Core Team.
  • Coordinate and/or participate in multidisciplinary team meetings.
  • Verify residency.
  • Connect families with appropriate resources.
  • Coordinate homeless services.
  • Act as a liaison between school and community based agencies (ex. Allegheny County CYF, Allegheny County Family Court, local police forces, etc)  
  • Assist in enforcing the compulsory school attendance laws and regulations including completing all necessary forms and letters with the cooperation of the principals, teachers, parents, and other administrators.