LMSW - Early Childhood Center

Job Type

Full Time




331 E. 70th Street
New York
New York
United States


Lenox Hill Neighborhood House seeks an outstanding LMSW to join our team in our nationally-renowned Early Childhood Center and help our efforts on behalf of low-income children and families.

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, widely recognized as one of New York’s premier human services providers, is a 124-year-old settlement house that provides an extensive array of effective and integrated services--social, educational, legal, health, housing, mental health, nutritional and fitness--which significantly improve the lives of 15,000 people in need each year, ages 3 to 103, on the East Side of Manhattan. Our clients include older adults, homeless and formerly homeless adults, children and families, recent immigrants, disabled persons, adult learners and thousands more. For more information on Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, please visit our website at www.lenoxhill.org.

Our award winning, nationally-renowned Early Childhood Center (ECC) is a model program and lab school for innovations designed to provide the best possible educational, developmental and social services to 141 very low-income preschoolers and their families--all eligible for Head Start--and to advance the field of early childhood education and development on a national level. We are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and set the standard for comprehensive educational and family services in the preeminent Early Childhood setting. Our holistic approach prepares children for success in elementary school and in life by offering a seamless, age-appropriate curriculum that strengthens language, literacy, motor, social and emotional and cognitive development, as well as integrated Family Services. Our educational curriculum includes art, music, movement, swimming, farm to table food and many other components from our multifaceted settlement house. Our family services team, including both licensed social works and bachelor’s level staff, supports all the children and families in our Early Childhood Center and are the liaisons to our families and teachers.

Our Family Services team of Master’s-level social workers supports all of the children and families in our Early Childhood Center. Members of our Family Services team have lead responsibility for some of our eight classrooms.

Responsibilities: We have an opportunity for an outstanding LMSW who will have diverse responsibilities: coordinate services for children in our program; provide comprehensive support of their families – from intake, assessment and evaluation through the transition to kindergarten; responsibility of some of our eight preschool classrooms (e.g., case management; family goal setting; home visits; in-class supports; and close collaboration with our teaching teams); facilitate family-focused support groups; represent the organization with community partners, providers and the NYC Department of Education; and collaborate with other social workers on program-wide initiatives; and training to families and staff.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have exceptional experience working with low-income young children and their families; a stellar academic career; the ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced, high achieving environment; excellent written and communication skills; the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; and a commitment to achieving excellence on behalf of our children and families. Spanish fluency is strongly preferred. 

To Apply: Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter and list of references to LMSW@lenoxhill.org. No telephone calls please.


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To Apply: Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter and list of references to LMSW@lenoxhill.org. No telephone calls please.