Lead Social Worker, OST
Positions Report to: Managing Director, OST
Start Date: June 26, 2023
Compensation: The salary range for this role is $85,000 - $110,000. We believe in compensating staff members fairly in relation to each other. We take into consideration qualifications, credentials, years of experience, and one's impact on behalf of the organization - internal and external equity is taken seriously.
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 EHTP’s mission, model, and programs, please visit EHTP.org
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 Lead Social Worker to support students in our High School and Post-Secondary programs. 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 students, leading weekly group sessions, and providing additional support to families as needed. You have an LMSW and 3+ years of experience working with students, ideally in the East Harlem community. Spanish fluency is required.
Please note that many do not meet 100% of the desired qualifications. If much of this describes you, we encourage you to still apply.
What qualifies you
- You believe in EHTP’s mission, core values, and racial equity statement
- You have a LMSW (Required)
- You have an LCSW (nice to have, not a must have)
- You have 5+ years of social work experience with adolescents and/or HS students
- You are fluent in Spanish
- You are SIFI certified or willing to become certified within the first year of employment
- 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
- Manage and provide clinical supervision for Social Work Managers and master’s level Social Work Interns
- Build strong relationships with 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 program, utilizing restorative practices aligned to EHTP’s values and anti-racism work
- Plan and lead weekly Real Talk groups for high school students on topics such as identity, self esteem, and social skills
- Lead Social Work related professional development sessions for FT and PT OST staff during Build Days
- Oversee all aspects of OST Family Council and support staff with Family Engagement events
- Make referrals to appropriate agencies and community resources and provide case management services, as needed, including requests for EHTP’s Emergency Assistance Fund
- Participate in bi-monthly case conferences and monthly collaboration meetings with Social Work staff across the organization
Thank you in advance for taking the time to apply to East Harlem Tutorial Program.