Advertised Summary Job Description: Under the supervision of the Executive Director of the Achievement Initiative, the Social Worker will work as a member of a team to provide comprehensive student engagement services to high school students at a partner public high school in West Harlem. The Achievement Initiative is a new addition to the partner school, beginning September 1, and will require the Social Worker to be adept and comfortable in performing needs assessments, and developing and implementing a responsive program to those needs that also meets certain obligations, as determined by the grant funder.
The Social Worker will play a critical role in ensuring student success in graduating from high school and enrolling in postsecondary education. Primary responsibilities include maintenance of a caseload of students and provision of appropriate service interventions to students and their families, where applicable; development and implementation of college, workforce and life skill workshops; providing training to partner school staff and developing school protocols and systems for student's social-emotional wellness; maintenance of program records and development/maintenance of data collection systems; and provision of and Field Instruction for graduate social work students.
General Minimum Qualifications: ?Master's degree in Social Work ?Must hold license in Social Work (LMSW) ?Supervisor in Field Instruction (SIFI) certified or eligible and willing to take the SIFI class beginning in September ?At least 2 years of professional work experience is required ?Experience working in a school setting ?Experience working with adolescents ?Ability to work independently and take initiative ?Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment ?Strong computer skills in MS Office Suite, particularly Excel and Power Point, Access and other data management programs ?Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate with parties at all levels, including students, families, faculty, external stakeholders, etc.
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