2 Kingsland Avenue
St. Nicks Alliance, an innovative community-based organization in North Brooklyn, is seeking an experienced part-time (16 hours/week) social worker or mental health counselor to provide counseling services to children who attend a high-poverty elementary school. St. Nicks Alliance refers to our counselors as Transformational Coaches to reflect their true work of supporting short and long-term change for our children, their families and our community.
Transformational Coaches are a critical part of St. Nicks Alliance’s integrated School Success Model, designed to support elementary age children who are struggling behaviorally and academically. This p/t Transformational Coach is part of a school-based team, with two full-time and 14 part-time staff, all working together and with school personnel to provide a holistic approach to the child’s success. We offer interventions including: direct counseling, a comprehensive afterschool center including academic and socio-emotional enrichment, advocacy, and family supports to gain employment, affordable housing and necessary referrals.
Under the guidance of St. Nicks Alliance’s Clinical Supervisor, the Transformational Coach will manage a caseload of approximately 25-35 children, providing both 1:1 counseling services and small group interventions using a variety of age-appropriate methods to meet and respond to the social, emotional and mental health needs of children. The Transformational Coach also helps provide crisis intervention, alongside other afterschool staff who are trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention. The Transformational Coach is an important contributor to refining St. Nicks Alliance’s transformational policies and procedures as well as using data to drive transformational services.
The Successful Candidate will demonstrate the ability to:
- Conduct needs assessment of youth and prioritize objectives
- Develop focused, achievable individual service plans that outline short- and long-term goals
- Provide one-on-one coaching sessions that guide youth through stages of transformation and socio-emotional development
- Conduct crisis intervention
- Coordinate and facilitate groups designed to address youth challenges and lead to self-understanding and change
- Cultivate and make internal and external referrals for services as needed and provide regular follow up
- Build strong relationships and collaborations with families, St. Nicks Alliance staff, and external institutions (school, social service, mental health providers, etc.)
- Utilize organization’s ETO system: maintain case records, track inputs/student progress and data integrity (data accuracy, timeliness of entry into the data system, and completeness)
- Use performance data to continually improve service to youth and progress toward intended outcomes
- Ensure compliance with the requirements of various funding sources
The Successful Candidate will meet these minimum qualifications:
- Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling
- Min. 3 years of counseling experience with low-income elementary-age youth with special needs and their families
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
- Strong communication and computer skills.
- Proven ability to work as part of a team
- Ability to work some evenings.
- Fluency in Spanish a strong plus.
Visit www.stnicksalliance.org to learn more. St. Nicks Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position is competitive in salary and includes sick time accruals.
Level of Language Proficiency
Spanish fluency a strong plus.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, applicants should send a resume and a tailored cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications for this position to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please include "Social Worker" in the Subject line.