Positions Report to: Instructional Leadership Team

Start/End Date: 2021 - 2022 School Year

Hours: 7:40 am – 4:15 pm + some out of school time responsibilities

Compensation: Commensurate with years of experience. In addition, East Harlem Scholars Academies offer a comprehensive benefits package.

FLSA Status: Exempt

Who We Are

East Harlem Scholars Academies are community-based Pre-K to 12 public charter schools operated by  East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP). 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. 

For more information about Scholars Academies, please visit us at www.eastharlemscholars.org.

About the Opportunity

The role of the School Social Worker is to develop, coordinate, and deliver a range of youth and family centered interventions for students and families in a developmentally, socially, and culturally appropriate manner. The ultimate goal is to lead the school’s efforts to provide support students need to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally to support the school’s mission and vision. The School Social Worker will collaborate with students, parents, and members of the school staff and will be supervised and provided with weekly clinical supervision.

What Qualifies You

  • You hold yourself to high professional and ethical standards.
  • You enjoy and/or have experience working with diverse populations of students and communities
  • You believe that every student can and will learn when provided with a quality education
  • You have demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally at-risk students
  • You are willing to be flexible in your role and adapt to school and student needs
  • You are committed to continuous improvement and learning through professional development
  • You have strong clinical skills and experience providing crisis intervention and short-term treatment to children and their families
  • You have a minimum of two-year’s experience in relevant educational positions
  • You have a Master’s Degree, or higher, and appropriate LMSW certification
  • Strongly Preferred: Experience as a school Social Worker providing counseling

Areas of Leadership

  • Clinical Direct Practice
    • Implement a proactive counseling program by conducting individual and group counseling (both IEP and non-mandated sessions) that support the academic and behavioral philosophies of East Harlem Scholars Academy High School
    • Provide crisis intervention, when needed, to ensure the safety of all students
    • Conduct bio-psycho-social intakes and preliminary assessments and when appropriate, make referrals for psychological and psychiatric evaluations
    • Use evidence-based practices to effectively develop short-term and long-term treatment and intervention plans for students.
    • Provide counseling and support for families
  • Academic and Behavioral Support
    • Support students, families and faculty, when appropriate, in the creation, coordination and implementation of written behavioral intervention plans
    • Serve as a member of the special education team by attending IEP meetings and progress monitor counseling goals
    • Serves as Advisor to 10-15 students, motivating students across academic skill levels and cultivating students’ social-emotional awareness and well-being 
  • School Support
    • Work closely with the Director of School Culture & Family Engagement to create and maintain a culture of excellence for all students.
    • Contribute to school and staff morale by organizing school-wide events
    • Maintain close collaborative relationships with teachers and staff in order to provide feedback and psycho-education on how to work with all students’ needs
    • Lead school workshops for students and families in order to support social and emotional development and proactively address issues
  • Engagement and Support
    • Work with the administration team to build positive relationships with families and engage them in their students’ education.
    • Cultivate new relationships with community partners and collaborate with existing partnerships in order to help support the school, students, and their families

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