@iluviaporos - It's possible that your school just gave the title "social worker" to someone who was more like a guidance counselor or something like that.
I know the social worker who was in charge of our district was far too busy to take groups for games and things like that. She was too busy doing school social work, which was the same as social work outside of school, dealing with violence and poverty and so forth.
It's definitely not a career that I'm interested in. I admire anyone who can help people like that, but it must be so disheartening to constantly see the worst people have to share.