Hours per week
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50 Cooper Square
The GO Project is seeking an emerging professional with a social justice mindset for the position of "Social Work Fellow." The Social Work Fellow will collaborate closely with campus staff, teachers, interns, and volunteers, and serve as a primary lead in ensuring that our program activities and interventions are student- and family-centered, and in alignment with GO Project Core Values (ASPIRE: Achievement, Support, Integrity, Responsibility, and Effort).
- Create, model and lead an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, staff, and families in partnership with the Campus Director
- Establish and reinforce a culture of excellence with clear achievable expectations where students understand staff expectations and know what to expect from staff
- Collaborate with Campus Leadership Team including Campus Director, on-site Program Staff Member and Director/Associate Director of GO Families (to address campus-specific challenges and amplify strengths/successes)
Staff Coaching & Quality
- Ensure campus staff have necessary support to fulfill their responsibilities
- Plan and facilitate weekly professional development and coaching sessions for campus staff (e.g., groups of a) interns, b) student teachers, c) teaching assistants, and d) enrichment teachers), following GO’s framework and staff coaching tools
- Organize and facilitate solution-based case conference with campus staff when frequent classroom removals and inappropriate student disciplines are observed
- Provide ongoing psychoeducation and coaching to staff to increase capacity in supporting students with diverse learning challenges and vulnerabilities, ensuring that all the campus staff are fully equipped to use GO’s student management tools (restorative, inclusive, culturally responsive, equitable, and developmentally appropriate approaches)
Student- and Family-Centered Support & Success
- Work closely with the program staff to increase positive and successful experience(s) among “focus students” (caseloads) through systemic and creative interventions such as staff coaching, push-in skill building and/or active engagement with families
- Facilitate and/or model discussions and skill-building activities that foster reflections to avoid repeated incidents, as needed
- Facilitate curriculum-based group sessions for classes (e.g., middle school choices, social skills development curriculum will be provided)
- Schedule and facilitate “health-related action plan” review session for identified students (e.g., Asthma, Seizure, Allergies) in partnership with on-site nurse
- Coordinate family conferences for students in need of comprehensive intervention and support
- Provide on-site crisis assessment and intervention, and follow up with children and families, as needed
- Facilitate post-incident meetings and activities with resolution agreements that repair relationships among affected students and campus staff (when necessary)
- Facilitate and/or coordinate one or two parent workshops (plan and curriculum will be provided)
- Provide supportive consultations to families, as needed
Administrative & Operations
- Attend and actively participate in supervision with Director/Associate Director of GO Families
- Execute program initiatives, processes, and procedures with fidelity
- Meet all deadlines for accurate and complete deliverables such as coaching logs, general contact logs, incident reports, etc.
- Regularly communicate with full-time program staff about program implementation and progress toward goals
- Assist with the campus-wide culminating events
- Respond to emails or phone calls within 24 hours
- Perform other responsibilities as requested by senior staff
GO Summer 2018 Fellowship Dates & Reporting Times
- Fellowship Training
- Orientation: 05/22/2018 from 9:30AM-4:30PM
- Leadership Part I: 06/05/2018 & 06/12/2018 from 5:30PM-7:30PM
- Leadership Part II: 06/23/2018 and 06/29/2018 (Full Day)
- Fellowship Practicum (Starting 06/19/2018)
- Engagement with new families (2-4 cases per week)
- 07/02/2018-08/03/2018: GO Summer Program
**Program is closed on 07/04/2018 in observance of Independence Day
**Hours are 9:00AM-12:30PM the final day of program due to culmination events taking place. There will be staff celebration after the program.
About GO Project
The GO Project’s vision is to close the opportunity gap for all under-resourced families who have children that are struggling in their New York City public school. By providing access to coordinated, comprehensive, and effective programs, GO supports families in ensuring their child’s success in school, at home, and in life.
Founded in 1968, the GO Project has a long history of serving public school children that are struggling academically. The GO Project currently serves 725 students in grades K-8 through our summer (GO Summer) and school year program (GO School). Unique to the GO Project model is the partnership we have developed with independent schools in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. These schools donate space and resources to the GO Project to enable us to operate our programs in a cost efficient manner. Current independent school and host site partners include Grace Church, Grace Church School, LREI, Avenues: The World School, St. Luke’s, Friends Seminary, and Berkeley Carroll.
The GO Project was named a semifinalist for the Nonprofit Excellence Awards, was named one of the most effective summer program models in the United States by the National Summer Learning Association, and was highlighted as an effective out-of-school time program as part of American Graduate Day on PBS. GO was also recognized for its outstanding board leadership as a finalist for the Brooke W. Mahoney Award. Please learn more about our programs.
GO Project intervenes in the early elementary and middle school years because it has been proven to be the most effective time to make an impact. We focus on achieving specific student outcomes which are proven indicators of high school graduation, college acceptance, and career readiness.
· 99% of GO students are promoted on time, despite entering the program 1-2 years behind
· 95% of GO students receiving targeted support show improvement in social/ behavioral goals
· 85% of GO students graduate from the GO Project on grade level
· 93% of sixth grade GO students are attending a “strong” middle school, compared to 63% citywide
· 74% of eighth grade GO graduates are attending a “strong” high school, compared to 49% citywide
In addition to making an impact in the life of young people, you will be part of a diverse educational community with strong family support services, and an incubator for professional development opportunities.
How To Apply
How to Apply Only qualified candidates will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please follow the steps:
- Fill out the Summer 2018 GO Families Application (linked). If for some reason the link isn’t working please copy and paste this link (https://goo.gl/forms/cB6ynUQLAxqepDhT2) into your web browser. Please note that Google sign-in is required to fill out the application.
- Prepare your written responses to the following questions (you will be asked to submit responses in the application):
- What benefits and challenges do you anticipate in working with a diverse team? (Please make your own interpretation of a "diverse team")
- What do you hope to gain professionally if you are hired for this position?
- At the end of the application, you will be asked to upload your resume and three professional references.
- Professional Reference Guidelines:
- Professional Reference Name
- Nature of Relationship (e.g., supervisor, colleague, etc.)
- Professional Reference Current Employer and Title
- Professional Reference Phone Number and Email Address