Elementary or Middle School Social Worker (OST)
Positions Report to: Director, Social Services
Start Date: Immediate
Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm + some out of school time responsibilities
Compensation: Commensurate with years of experience. In addition, East Harlem Tutorial Program offers a comprehensive benefits package.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Who We Are
East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) began in 1958 as a children's reading group and has since grown into a multi-site after-school program for traditional public school students and a network of public charter schools focused on significantly increasing the college graduation rate in East Harlem. We are on track to serve at least 25% of East Harlem students by 2025, with enrollment for this year at approximately 2200 students in our schools and after school programs. In 2020, 99% of our seniors were accepted to college, and our current scholars in college are on-track to graduate at eight times the national average of their peers.
At EHTP we also aim to serve as an agent of change and thoughtfully contribute to the national fight for racial equity. Through our organization-wide commitment to anti-racism work, we prepare our scholars to effect change, challenge the status quo, and thrive in the world around them. As staff members, we face our own racial identities and conscious and unconscious biases. With this in mind, all of our professional development, curriculum, organizational materials, and processes are designed with a goal of racial justice. Read our racial equity statement here.
We ground all of our work in racial equity, in our core values, and in our four guiding pursuits: the Revolutionary Pursuit of Love, the Radical Pursuit of Knowledge, the Responsive Pursuit of Healing, and in the Relentless Pursuit of Results. These pursuits inform and are reflected in our current four key strategic priorities: to increase high-impact, high-quality academic curriculum, programming content, staff capacity, and coaching; to embrace and advance our use of technology; to deepen our embodiment of ethical and equitable radical humanity; and to efficiently operationalize teaching, learning, community, and care.
What Sets Us Apart
EHTP aims to serve as an agent of change and thoughtfully contribute to the national fight for racial equity. Through our organization-wide commitment to anti-racism work, we prepare our scholars to effect change, challenge the status quo, and thrive in the world around them. Furthermore, as staff members, we face our own racial identities and conscious and unconscious biases. With this in mind, all of our professional development, curriculum, organizational materials, and processes are designed with a goal of racial justice. To read EHTP’s racial equity statement, please click here.
The Work and Why it Matters
The Out of School Time team at EHTP is seeking a Social Worker to support students in our elementary program. Utilizing a strengths-based approach and restorative practices aligned to EHTP’s anti-racism work, you will deliver a wide range of clinical services and interventions to EHTP students and families in a developmentally, socially, and culturally aligned manner. This includes providing individual counseling to elementary students, leading weekly group sessions, and providing additional support to families as needed. You will also provide guidance to the Elementary Program Manager especially with any crises that may arise. You have an LMSW and 1-2 years of experience working with elementary students, ideally in the East Harlem community. Spanish fluency is strongly preferred but not required.
What qualifies you
- You believe in EHTP’s mission, core values, and racial equity statement
- You have an LMSW
- You have 1-2 years of social work experience with elementary or middle students
- You are fluent in Spanish (strongly preferred)
- You develop genuine and authentic relationships and work from a strengths-based approach
- You have experience leading group counseling and restorative justice practices
- You have a track record of exercising good judgment, particularly under pressure
- You are flexible and thrive in ambiguity
- You can maintain confidentiality with highly sensitive information
- You are comfortable working independently and managing multiple priorities
- You are a self-starter and take a proactive approach to your work
- You are a critical thinker with the ability to analyze a situation and respond accordingly
Areas of Leadership
- Build strong relationships with elementary students, families, and staff that are rooted in trust and a strengths-based approach
- Provide one-on-one counseling sessions to students in EHTP’s out of school time elementary or middle school program, utilizing restorative practices aligned to EHTP’s values and anti-racism work
- Plan and lead weekly groups for elementary students on topics such as identity, self esteem, and social skills
- Support Elementary Program Manager and with behavioral issues or crises as needed
- Make referrals to appropriate agencies and community resources and provide case management services, as needed
- Support the Director of Social Services with monthly Family Council meetings and other family engagement events
- Complete bio-psycho-social assessments and preliminary intakes with students and guardians
- Use evidenced-based practices to effectively develop short-term treatment and intervention plans
- Participate in bi-monthly case conferences and monthly collaboration meetings with Social Work staff across the organization
- Meet monthly with East Harlem Teaching Residents and other part time staff members, who serve as Lead Teachers in elementary out of school time classrooms, to provide guidance and support
- Engage in weekly, clinical supervision and accrue hours that will count towards an LCSW.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to apply to East Harlem Tutorial Program.