Elementary School Bilingual Social Worker

Job Type

Full Time




United States


KIPP Austin’s NEXT APPLICATION DEADLINE is coming up on Sunday, April 8, 2018 -- we encourage interested applicants to apply by this date! We can’t wait to learn more about you!

APPLY HERE: http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0X0W000009e7qdUAA

Please note: This role is for the 2018-19 school year and will start July 2018.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Bilingual Social Worker (SW) will work directly with students, teachers and parents to provide individual and group counseling, as well as link families to long term counseling solutions and external support organizations. The SW will meet weekly with the Principal. The SW will provide support to all school stakeholders to help the school achieve its mission to empower underserved students to achieve success in the nation’s most competitive high schools and top four-year colleges and universities, and to have the freedom to shape their futures and positively affect their communities.

We currently have Bilingual Social Worker opportunities available at our elementary schools

This position requires oral fluency in Spanish.

  • QUALIFICATIONS:Texas Social Worker License required (LMSW, LCSW, LMSW-AP)
  • Oral fluency in Spanish required
  • Demonstrated social work skills with individuals, groups, and families
  • Knowledge for working with an underserved population
  • Highly collaborative, resourceful and flexible
  • Sensitive and responsive to the needs of others
  • Hired candidate will be expected to complete SAMA (Satori Alternatives to Managing Aggression) training paid for by the school
  • Experience counseling children and adolescents (preferred)


  •  COMPETENCIES:Unwavering commitment to KIPP Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
  • Strong record of working with and supporting minority and low-income students
  • Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
  • Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students
  • Ability to adapt leadership style/approach to work with a variety of stakeholders; ability to compel and lead stakeholders to take action and accomplish goals to ensure student success



  • The Bilingual Social Worker will work closely with students, teachers/staff, families and the community.Provide social and emotional learning support for students on a daily basis at the Tier 1, 2, and 3 levels; this may include performing SAMA (Satori Alternatives to Managing Aggression) techniques on students
  • Create individualized treatment plan of service for each client served based on diagnostic measures and needs of classroom
  • SW will plan and provide Tier 1 and 2 services in the form of guidance lessons, lunch bunch, setting up mentoring programs, supporting morning meetings, etc.
  • SW may host parenting classes if interest is high; classes will focus on needs identified by parents such as discipline, homework help, teaching responsibility, bedtime routines, talking about puberty, etc.
  • Maintain necessary documentation of services to students and families
  • Provide teachers with consultation and support to teachers working with students
  • Promote strong relationships and problem solving between teachers and parents
  • Provide regular contact with parents to monitor and support progress towards therapeutic goals
  • Will speak with parents of students who are struggling throughout the day – by phone or in person
  • Create professional learning goals each year; willing to offer support to and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement
  • Collaborate with external education and social services professionals to develop appropriate agency services for students and families
  • Participate on school staff teams to develop policies and practices to prevent school violence and support opportunities for team-building and collaboration among students
  • Lead professional development for staff members and provide strategies for how to best support students
  • Create professional learning goals each year; willing to offer support to and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement
  • Help shape and develop a school-wide atmosphere that best suits the needs of our students, teachers, and families

ABOUT KIPP AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: KIPP Austin is a network of free, public, open enrollment schools for low‐income and historically underserved students in Austin, Texas. There are currently ten schools in the KIPP Austin network: four elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools. When fully enrolled, KIPP Austin will serve over 5,000 students – more than doubling the number of college-ready low-income, minority students in Austin. KIPP Austin Public Schools is part of the national network of charter schools, KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program (www.kipp.org).


OUR MISSION: KIPP Austin Public Schools believes that every child, regardless of economic background has the right to an exemplary education. We will empower our students to thrive in and graduate from college, choose their paths, and positively impact their communities


As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


APPLY HERE: http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0X0W000009e7qdUAA