Certified Advanced Children, Youth, and Family Social Worker~(C-ACYFSW), Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager~(C-ASWCM), Certified Social Work Case Manager~(C-SWCM)
Pre-k - 12 School
DREAM Charter School, a rigorous, Pre K-9th grade public charter school in East Harlem is seeking a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as a BilingualSchool Social Worker/Case Manager. This role will support the school in meeting the social, emotional and developmental needs of scholars by linking scholars and families to community resources and services.
Like all DREAM employees, the DREAM School Social Worker/Case Manager should demonstrate a strong commitment to the mission and values of DREAM Charter School and should have substantial expertise in all areas of responsibility.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Create and maintain positive partnerships with community service providers to support scholars’ and families’ needs;
Establish and maintain trusting relationships with scholars and their families for the purpose of linking scholars and families to community resources;
Provide strengths-based case management services to select scholars and families in need of assistance;
Inform organization-wide referral process to document and track community referrals and family outcomes;
Provide “at risk” counseling services to individuals and groups of identified students;
Conduct consults for scholars and families in need of additional support;
Assist school leaders with crisis intervention – assess high-risk situations and make immediate recommendations and referrals to ensure child safety, and follow-up for youth as needed;
Collaborate with teachers and administrators on strategies to support at-risk students;
Design and deliver family/staff/volunteer/community workshops and training;
Play an active role in school-wide attendance support initiatives
Maintain case records and monthly reports.
Master’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services, or Mental Health Counseling;
Strong clinical and community skills and the ability and desire to work in a non-traditional setting;
1-3 years of previous school-based counseling experience preferred;
Strong commitment to social justice and strengths-based work;
Experience and cultural competency in working with urban black and Latino youth and families;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Bilingual (Spanish speaker) highly desired;
Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
Social Worker/ Case Manager position is year round based on the calendar year, not the school year. Some evenings and occasional weekends are required.
Compensation: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. All full-time employees receive an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, a 403B retirement account, life insurance, twenty days paid vacation per year and access to a full range of social services through our Employee Assistance Program.
DREAM Charter School provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees.
DREAM’s mission is to provide inner-city youth with opportunities to Play, Learn and Grow. We use the power of teams to coach, teach and inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams.
In 1991, DREAM, then Harlem RBI, was founded when a group of volunteers transformed an abandoned, garbage-strewn lot into two baseball diamonds for the youth in East Harlem. Over time, we be...gan to address the greater needs of the community, like low literacy and high school graduation rates, through summer and after-school enrichment. As these programs became more sophisticated, we also opened up DREAM Charter School to more deeply serve the community of East Harlem.
Since then, DREAM has grown to annually serve more than 2,000 boys and girls in East Harlem, the South Bronx and Newark with a unique program model that uses team-based methods to provide a comprehensive, enriching experience for young people.
We look forward to expanding our proven program model to new cities in the country while continuing to innovate and improve to maximize our impact in all the communities we serve.