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Row New York
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New York, NY
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Published 29 days ago

ABOUT US: 

Row New York (RNY) is a non-profit organization founded on the premise that the values

instilled through rowing, paired with academic support, provide a strong foundation for success

in college and beyond. Our core rowing program serves middle and high school student-athletes from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds with a high dosage, year-round rowing and student support program.

We serve student-athletes at two sites (Queens and Manhattan) and will be growing to 350

athletes over the next three years. In addition to rowing, we provide robust support and engagement for our student athletes to support their academic success and personal growth in high school and college.  Our talented staff provide academic enrichment, social and emotional learning curriculum, mentoring and other student supports so that we are able to

support our students’ holistic development and help them meet challenges off the water as well as on. Our goal is to ensure that 100% of our young people graduate high school and are successful in college or alternative post-secondary plan. Learn more at www.rownewyork.org

ABOUT THE POSITION:

Row New York is seeking a full-time Social Worker who will support our teen participants’ emotional and mental well-being and growth. This will be accomplished primarily by facilitating student workshops, training and supporting staff in their interactions with participants, and counseling participants and families on a short-term basis. This role may also supervise social work interns. 

The ideal candidate is an engaging, approachable and creative group facilitator, with an entrepreneurial spirit, and has experience counseling youth through crisis, trauma, and the everyday challenges of being an adolescent. They will be committed to and well equipped to work in partnership with our coaches and academic staff. This position will regularly spend time at all of RNY’s program locations, traveling between rowing and academic sites in Upper Manhattan, and Flushing, Queens, as well as our main office. The Social Worker can also choose to work remotely when in-person contact with youth or staff is not necessary. External clinical supervision will be provided. 


Key Expectations and Responsibilities:

  • Lead Student Tracking conferences with coaches and academic staff to ensure timely, comprehensive and early action data is collected, shared and used across programming to determine which students need what support/intervention at what time and to track the outcomes and/or progress made. 
  • In coordination with the academic team, facilitate effective and engaging group workshops for teen participants on mental health, adolescent development, healthy relationships and Social Emotional Learning topics.
  • Facilitate or coordinate training that supports and equips programming staff to provide emotional support to participants and to create safe and welcoming spaces within their teams.
  • Provide individualized guidance to staff so they can effectively support students and/or families.  
  • Deliver short-term counseling and/or support to participants and family members as appropriate; make referrals to community resources.
  • Engage in crisis intervention as needed.
  • Provide clinical supervision for Masters of Social Work interns, as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • LMSW New York State License; SIFI certification strongly preferred 
  • At least 2 years’ experience supervising, training and/or developing staff
  • Experience with both individual and group counseling of youth and/or families in a school, youth development or community-based organization, or similar setting.  
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and effectively facilitate engaging and enriching workshops for both adults and youth participants
  • Knowledge of youth development with an understanding and appreciation of youth development in the context of sports
  • Commitment to and demonstrated ability serving youth from under-resourced communities and communities of color
  • Detail oriented and strong follow-through skills; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal skills and high level of emotional intelligence; ability to build productive relationships and establish trust, while at all times observing professional boundaries
  • Understanding of the role racial inequity plays in society and applies this understanding to projects and interactions
  • Willingness and ability to regularly travel across all program and work sites located in Manhattan and Queens 
  • Ability to work evenings during the program year and some weekends
  • Fluency in English and Spanish strongly preferred


ABOUT US: 

Row New York (RNY) is a non-profit organization founded on the premise that the values

instilled through rowing, paired with academic support, provide a strong foundation for success

in college and beyond. Our core rowing program…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required

Benefits

Compensation and Benefits:

Row New York is committed to paying our staff competitively and equitably and providing excellent benefits, including generous paid time off, that support a healthy “work-life” balance. 

Our benefits include:

  • Affordable high quality health, dental and vision insurance
  • 401K plan
  • Fully paid parental leave
  • Minimum of 25 paid PTO days per year plus paid holidays

Compensation and Benefits:

Row New York is committed to paying our staff competitively and equitably and providing excellent benefits, including generous paid time off, that…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining why you are interested in and qualified for this role to socialwork@rownewyork.org with "Social Worker” in the subject line. We appreciate all applicants, but please be advised that our capacity allows us only to respond to those best qualified for the position.


Row New York is firmly committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action. We strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veteran, older, and differently-abled candidates to apply. No rowing experience is necessary. 


TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining why you are interested in and qualified for this role to socialwork@rownewyork.org with "Social Worker” in the subject…

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