Funding has been secured for the project 46 million. euros through NSRF resources
In immediate recruitment 2.800 of Deputy Special Teaching Staff of the branches PE23 Psychologists and PE30 Social Workers proceeded the Ministry of Education, during the third phase of recruitment of deputies.
Aim of the Ministry of Education and the competent Deputy Minister, Sofias Zacharakis, who undertook the design and implementation of the program, is the effective shielding of the school community as a whole, so that its members acquire the skills needed to effectively manage critical and unpredictable situations, such as the pandemic crisis.
Funding has been secured for the project 46 million. euros through NSRF resources, while it is emphasized that for the first time psychologists and social workers are hired to support schools, in general education.
The staff that will be hired will work in groups of schools, offering specialized and scientifically proven guidance to students, teachers but also parents, intervening in a timely manner to manage and address critical issues arising within the school community, while he will be in an open channel of communication and cooperation with the School Life Counselor, a new institution of Secondary Education, who will be the first recipient of events that need immediate response. According to the ministry, staffing of schools with psychologists and social workers significantly strengthens the school community through information processes, counseling and support, creating a safe school environment, in which children learn and express themselves freely.
Specifically, under the action are provided for, including, the development, implementation and dissemination of contingency plans to create a safe school environment, as well as the cooperation of the individuals and groups involved in the school community, as well as working with family and where support is needed, its mediation and interconnection with the appropriate bodies. In addition, The goal is to gain valuable knowledge and experience through interaction, the cooperation, the exchange and adoption of effective practices, which will promote the quality of the support and mediation services provided, not only in the field of the educational community but also beyond it, as well as the reflection and redefinition of staff, family and other priorities of the individual, of the group and the school community.
According to the ministry, the role of psychologists and social workers will be exploratory, informative, supportive and mediating, while for the achievement of the objectives of the action it is foreseen to use cooperatives, experiential and interdisciplinary methods within and between schools, where parents may be involved, agencies and services, local authorities or groups. also, It is planned to design interdisciplinary and experiential activities utilizing the existing knowledge and experience, while promoting modern practices, such as laboratories, roleplay, remote applications etc..