School Social Worker
Grades 3rd (B Wing) - 6th
267-599-2440 ext. 3243
"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." - Dalai Lama
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the school social worker for Mill Creek Elementary School, serving students in grades 3rd (B Wing) through 6th. A school social worker is a certified professional who supports students academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally.
As a school social worker, I interact with students, teachers, parents, and community agencies on a daily basis to ensure that students’ needs are being met. I provide individual and group counseling to students in areas such as social skills, anger management/relaxation, friendship skills, organizational skills, dealing with life changes, and coping with grief.
I also assist parents with medical applications and provide referrals to outside agencies (e.g., counseling and food banks).
If you ever have any questions for me or would like me to work with your son/daughter, please contact me at 267-599-2440. I look forward to working with you and your child.
Joy McDonald MSS, LSW
IMPORTANT COMMUNITY RESOURCES:
Contact (24-hour telephone counseling information and referral): 215-355-6611
Bucks County Children's Mobile Crisis Support: 1-877-435-7709
Bucks County Housing Link: 1-800-810-4434
Bucks County Opportunity Council, Bristol (Focuses on self-sufficiency): 215-781-2661
Penn Community Bank (Reviews Credit Options, no counseling fee): 215-946-7400
Big Brothers/Big Sisters: 215-343-8260
PA Healthcare: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/Compass.Web/public/cmphome
"Welcoming the Stranger." Free educational opportunities to immigrants and refugees in the United States: 215-702-3445
PA Bullying Prevention Consultation Line: 1-866-716-0424
Parenting Classes through Family Services: 215-757-6916 ext. 356 Annie Wise
St. Mary's Family Resource Center, Bensalem (Parenting): 215-245-8563
St. Mary's Parenting Center, Langhorne: 215-710-5976
Child Care Information Helpline: 1-877-4PA-KIDS
Kid Time: 215-783-0521
Emilie United Methodist Church, Levittown: 215-945-5502
Impact Thrift Store, Bristol: 215-788-5485
Suited for Success, Bristol (Clothing for interviews): 215-781-0200
Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, Penndel (Thrift/Furniture Store): 215-741-1010
Salvation Army Thrift Store, Fairless Hills: 215-946-1271
St. Mary Thrift Shop, Langhorne: 215-750-8400
"Weekend Back Packs for Kids" through St. Mary's Parenting Center (food and snacks for the weekend for your child(ren): Contact Joy at Mill Creek 267-599-2440
Mary's Cupboard, Levittown: 215-949-1991
Emergency Relief Association United Christian Church, Levittown: 215-547-1676
Martha's Cupboard, Levittown: 215-945-4486
Salvation Army, Levittown: 215-945-0717
Bristol Borough Community Action Group: 215-785-3296
Penndel Community Food Pantry: 215-752-8422
Loaves & Fishes Pantry, Fairless Hills: 215-946-5800
Please contact me directly for more information regarding outside behavioral and mental health services. I have an extensive list that specifically states what insurances are accepted.