Social Work Services at Horn
About our Social Worker
Victoria Volanski, LMSW
Phone: (713) 295-5264
I'm originally from the Houston area and I'm thrilled to be back and working in the community! I moved to Austin to get my Bachelors and Masters in social work from The University of Texas at Austin, Hook Em "Horn"s! In my free time I enjoy cooking, being outside, and reading! I look forward to getting to know you all and your students!
School Social Work services are provided by a licensed Social Worker who is employed by the Houston Independent School District. Licensed School Social Workers are licensed under the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners and possess a master’s degree.
Services provided by licensed school Social Workers are not intended to replace the services provided by Licensed Clinical Counselors/Therapists. School services are designed to assist the student with school-related issues and are solution-focused in nature. The format may be either small group or individual sessions conducted in person or virtually, when appropriate.
Social Work sessions will remain confidential except when certain legal restrictions arise and confidentiality cannot be maintained. These cases include, but are not limited to, child abuse, danger to oneself, danger to others, and illegal words/actions.
All students enrolled at Horn Elementary School are automatically opted in to receive social work services due to the student being enrolled in HISD and the social worker being an HISD employee. In the case that a parent does not want their child to be seen by the social worker, a form must be signed by both the parent and the social worker. This form can be found in the Horn Handbook and on the Horn website. If you would like your student to opt out of social work services please fill out the form and turn it in to the Horn office or email it to Victoria Volanski, LMSW. Opt Out Form
Ms. Volanski currently participates in clinical supervision supervised by a licensed clinical social worker who is not employed or associated with Houston ISD. This supervision is focused on further developing clinical judgment and skills. During supervision Ms. Volanski has the opportunity to discuss work done on campus and received input, feedback, and support related to treatment decisions and best practices in accordance with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) code of ethics.