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Social Worker, Brooklyn, New York

In-Person Work Required/Preferred



WHO WE ARE

Explore Schools is a network of public charter schools providing 2,000 students in Brooklyn with the outstanding education they deserve. Our goal is to provide students with curriculum and instruction that is both standards-aligned curriculum and culturally responsive. Our approach is designed to provide the conditions to nurture students as critical thinkers and natural problem-solvers. As an organization we are committed to engaging in work that disrupts and roots out systems and structures that perpetuate white supremacy. We intentionally seek to build and maintain a diverse and talented team that reflects the backgrounds and experiences of our students and creates an inclusive environment for all employees. 

 

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe that all children can learn when immersed in a rich environment full of high expectations, rigorous academics, and caring, committed adults. We believe equity and excellence are not mutually exclusive—we can meet the needs of all students in our schools, while actively engaging parents and driving toward excellent academic results. We believe it is both our privilege and responsibility to help close the opportunity gap in the Brooklyn community.


WHO YOU ARE


Explore Schools seeks a dedicated and experienced Social Worker to join our culture and support teams. You are committed to student success and understand that students’ social, emotional, and behavioral development influence well-being and impact academic success. You possess a variety of appropriate tools and resources to guide students, families, and teachers towards individualized interventions. You have a strong record of identifying factors that may interfere with students’ achievement and proactively launch preventive measures. You are well-trained in relationship-building and communicating sensitive and direct information. Additionally, you possess the following:

  • Commitment to working in underserved communities
  • Experience providing targeted and individualized counseling to at-risk students
  • Flexible: willingness to provide support as needed, and ability to provide strategic solutions when faced with changes
  • Exceptional communication skills: you effectively provide sensitive and direct information
  • Detail-oriented, and highly organized
  • Required for Social Workers: New York State School Social Worker Certification, Clinical Social Worker license, or Psychologist license
  • 1-2 years of experience working in urban schools, strongly preferred


WHAT YOU’LL DO 


Social Workers work closely with students, families, and teachers to maintain a positive school culture characterized by the three key qualities: students demonstrate a desire to succeed; adults demonstrate a belief in all students; and a sense of community is intentionally nurtured. As a School Social Worker, you will counsel students towards managing all non-instructional factors that influence student success – social, emotional, and behavioral services as needed. Your responsibilities would include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring the safety of students at all times
  • Providing individual and group counseling to at-risk and IEP students
  • Participating in evaluating students for IEPs
  • Creating behavior modification plans
  • Providing case management services, such as managing contact and coordination with ACS as needed, conducting home visits, and providing referrals to community resources
  • Providing trainings and workshops to teachers, school staff and families
  • Partnering with families to address issues such as chronic absenteeism, temporary housing and crisis management
  • Implementing anti-bullying, tolerance, health and sex-ed programs
  • Oversee or take part in the RTI process
  • Working closely with the School Culture Team
  • Administering and sharing results from informal assessments
  • Keeping accurate & organized records of student information
  • Assisting with non-instructional supervision of students as needed
  • Assisting in moving students to proper locations during fire drills, and sports or arts programs
  • Actively engage in identity work and necessary conversations in order to dismantle white supremacy culture 


BENEFITS AND PERKS

Explore Schools staff members receive a competitive salary, vacation including network shutdown days, considerable matching of retirement contributions, and more. Additionally, you can expect:

  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Professional development: teachers participate in weekly PD, year-round retreats and trainings, and on-going coaching by professionals
  • Continued education support: staff are eligible to receive some scholarship towards qualifying certification costs or higher education tuition
  • Flexible and reflective leadership: dedicated to staff development, and committed to direct and sensitive communication
  • Driven and passionate colleagues who contribute to a professional and collaborative work environment


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

  • We’ll be accepting applications for this position from mid-November until June of next year, 2021


LOCATION


Explore Schools is a network of 8 charter schools located in Canarsie, Crown Heights, and Flatbush communities of Brooklyn, NY. Our network office is located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. For this specific role, in-person work is required/preferred. Our schools are currently operating with a hybrid model of both remote and in-person instruction.  We'll be able to share more specifics around work expectations if you are to move forward in the interview process



EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Explore Schools is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran or military status.


Social Worker, Brooklyn, New York

In-Person Work Required/Preferred



WHO WE ARE

Explore Schools is a network of public charter schools providing 2,000 students in Brooklyn with the outstanding education they deserve. Our goal is to provide…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

BENEFITS AND PERKS

Explore Schools staff members receive a competitive salary, vacation including network shutdown days, considerable matching of retirement contributions, and more. Additionally, you can expect:

  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Professional development: teachers participate in weekly PD, year-round retreats and trainings, and on-going coaching by professionals
  • Continued education support: staff are eligible to receive some scholarship towards qualifying certification costs or higher education tuition
  • Flexible and reflective leadership: dedicated to staff development, and committed to direct and sensitive communication
  • Driven and passionate colleagues who contribute to a professional and collaborative work environment


BENEFITS AND PERKS

Explore Schools staff members receive a competitive salary, vacation including network shutdown days, considerable matching of retirement contributions…

Location

Brooklyn, NY

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