Social Worker

Job Type

Part Time

Salary

Details: Compensation: $40/hour - $50/hour based on experience

Published

08/08/2018

Address

43 Franklin Place
Summit
New Jersey
07901
United States

Description

Social Worker - Part-time Position for the Academic Year


The PEP Program is committed to motivating and encouraging selected Summit Public School students, with demonstrated financial need to perform to the best of their academic abilities, to aspire to and obtain a post-secondary education and in general, to become productive and responsible members of the community. 


The Social Worker will provide social-emotional support and guidance to help students reach their academic potential. The Social Worker will build rapport with students at PEP through Second Step Lessons and RAP Sessions, and participation in PEP meetings with staff and student’s families. If the student and/or family is found to need longer term therapy, the Social Worker will facilitate this referral and maintain contact with the outside therapist. 


RESPONSIBILITIES:


With Middle School and High School students:

·        Engage middle school students in Second Step Curriculum to teach coping and provide psycho-education regarding substance abuse, bullying, managing emotions, goal setting, and communication.

·        Create curricula to engage high school students in Rap Sessions to teach coping strategies, and to help draw out issues related to family relationships, peer pressure, and academic goals.

·        Engage student in one-to-one meeting to address concerns from PEP staff or at the request of student or family. Social worker will make recommendations to the student, family, and to PEP staff regarding how to best support the student.

·        Meet with the family of the student to further assess a problem behavior or issue impacting academics or social-emotional health.

·        Refer to outside agencies if ongoing services are needed.


With PEP staff and families:

·        Make presentations to PEP staff and parents regarding topics of importance and value, such as parenting strategies, suicide prevention, etc.

·        Participate as needed, in school meetings in order to understand and communicate the social-emotional functioning and needs of the student as these impact academic functioning.


The Ideal Candidate Must Have:

·        At least 2 years of experience working with adolescents, teens, and their families from diverse backgrounds.

·        Experience in assessment of risk factors and making appropriate referrals, as well as the ability to engage families in following through with recommendations.

·        Strong communication skills and ability to work with diverse group of families, students and staff.


Education: MSW required

Schedule: Flexible; Approx. 10 hours per week September - June; Mon. – Thurs. 3:30pm - 7:30pm                   

Special Skills: Fluency in Spanish desirable

Compensation: $40/hour - $50/hour based on experience


Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to: hrdept@pepprogramnj.org

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish Desirable

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree


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