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Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School
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Brooklyn, NY
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Published 18 days ago

POSITION DESCRIPTION

LAB is seeking a School Social Worker to join our Scholar Services Team at Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School, an innovative school serving students in grades 6-12. Social Workers play an integral role in ensuring student success through supporting our school culture, developing relationships with our students, and using data to drive their daily practice.

Additionally, our School Social Workers provide social services and assistance to improve the social and emotional functioning of students and their families in order to maximize academic achievement. This may include but is not limited to the following core functions:

  • Participate in crisis management by implementing protocols, providing counseling and/or making referrals
  • Counsel students, parents (in groups and individually) and consult with staff in the development of appropriate behavior goals
  • Respond to referrals and/or reported cases from teachers, administrators, other school personnel, parents, students, self, and community agencies such as the Department of Human Services
  • Serve as a liaison between students, homes, schools, family services, child guidance clinics, courts, protective services, doctors, and other contacts, to help children who face problems such as disabilities, abuse, or poverty

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Student Evaluation and Services

  • Support formal assessment for students that helps the LAB team and families to better understand and address each learner’s needs
  • Support the scholar services team in conducting functional behavior assessments and implementing intervention plans to support student needs
  • Provide services to students in a variety of settings-one on one counseling sessions, small groups, and implementing curriculums to address student needs and reduce barriers to learning
  • Collaborate with school and network team members to determine the services needed for each student, based on their IEP goals and requirements, their personal goals, and other school-based goals for their learning and development

 

Team Participation

  • LAB School Social Workers are critical parts of several teams on staff at LAB including the Scholar Services Team, campus staff teams, and culture teams
  • Work in collaboration with Scholar Services Team to make team recommendations, complete reevaluations, and conduct long-term planning and vision work for the improvement of services
  • Bring expertise with Behavior Intervention Plans, student observation with data collection, and accommodation and intervention

 

Professional Development

  • Engage in the staff learning and growth cycle of feedback at LAB, including surveys and ongoing coaching and development cycles
  • Engage in regular professional development as part of a Scholar Services Team to improve services.
  • Participate in school-based professional development
  • Participate in New York State Department of Education trainings as needed 

QUALIFICATIONS

All successful candidates must possess an unwavering belief that all students, regardless of their backgrounds and educational pasts, have the potential to succeed in college or an appropriately rigorous post-secondary outcome. In addition, strong candidates will have

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s Degree strongly preferred 
  • At least five years of experience working with kids, preferably in a school setting
  • LCSW is preferred 
  • Experience achieving outcomes with students
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

An ideal candidate for this position:

  • Demonstrates the belief that every student can work hard, excel academically, and graduate from college; leads in a way that reflects LAB’s values and beliefs.
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency to achieve dramatic gains in learning.
  • Brings a track record of success with achieving exceptional outcomes for diverse learners.
  • Fosters a culture that encourages productive relationships with key colleagues to advance the organization’s impact and goals and model the highest level of personal and professional trust with colleagues from across the organization. 
  • Models communication style attuned to stakeholder dynamics and adapts to meet needs of organization leaders, key stakeholders, and constituent groups and publicly represents the organization, providing inspiration and building engagement and support.
  • Embeds diversity and inclusion policies and priorities within every team, ensuring there is shared ownership across the organization.
  • Articulates clear and compelling expectations for student excellence
  • Holds themself and others accountable for ensuring high achievement for every student
  • Exhibits resilience in overcoming setbacks and remains constructive despite resistance or failure; demonstrates tenacity; supports perseverance in others;.
  • Gathers information from multiple relevant sources and stakeholders when problem-solving.
  • Proactively develops contingency plans in advance of potential or unforeseen circumstances. 
  • Takes responsibility for behavior, mistakes, and results; learns from successes and failures, and teaches others to do the same. 
  • Continuously and humbly seeks opportunities for personal and organizational improvement, and proactively solicits and willingly accepts assistance.
  • Possesses strong written and verbal skills.
  • Demonstrates professionalism in diverse situations.
  • This job frequently requires the ability to lift up to 30-50 pounds.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

LAB is seeking a School Social Worker to join our Scholar Services Team at Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School, an innovative school serving students in grades 6-12. Social Workers play an integral role in ensuring…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
Salary
At least USD $78,500
/ year

Benefits

ABOUT BENEFITS & COMPENSATION:

Brooklyn LAB Employees will receive a competitive benefits package that improves over time and is competitive with other New York City charter schools.

 In addition to competitive salaries, Brooklyn LAB benefits package includes:

  • Very competitive compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package
  • 80% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer
  • Employer-paid life insurance and disability
  • 403(b) plan with employer contribution 
  • Voluntary Benefits (Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, etc.)
  • Generous paid time off program including 3 weeks vacation and sick leave
  • An annual professional development allowance 
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits 

BECOME BROOKLYN LAB!

Brooklyn LAB is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and is committed to equal access for those with disabilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

To join Brooklyn LAB, please submit a resume and cover letter, including your interest in Brooklyn LAB and how you learned about the position. 

Please note that due to our selection criteria, we will only notify candidates who meet our selection criteria.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Occasional prolonged and irregular hours; frequent standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, pushing and pulling; occasional lifting up to 30 pounds; prolonged use of computer and repetitive hand motions; work on ­call and after hours. 

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes benefits.

ABOUT BENEFITS & COMPENSATION:

Brooklyn LAB Employees will receive a competitive benefits package that improves over time and is competitive with other New York City…

Location

On-site
77 Sands St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

How to Apply

Please apply at the following link: https://boards.greenhouse.io/brooklynlab/jobs/3291270?t=08as3h1

All applicants will be asked to submit a resume/CV, cover letter and answer 2 short essay questions related to their interest in Brooklyn LAB and professional experiences.

Please apply at the following link: https://boards.greenhouse.io/brooklynlab/jobs/3291270?t=08as3h1

All applicants will be asked to submit a resume/CV, cover letter and answer 2 short…

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