Social Worker

Job Type

Full Time




950 Longfellow Ave
United States


The School Social Worker is responsible for helping students achieve at high levels academically and socially by directly providing counseling services and connecting appropriate resources to faculty members, students, and students’ families, serving as a liaison to the staff and administration on matters relevant to the social and emotional health of students and the school. Specifically, he or she: 


Student Achievement 


  • Provides individual and group counseling to students as required by students’ Individualized Education Plans and as needed 
  • Provides advice and support to teachers in creating curricula and providing instruction that supports the social and emotional health of the students and the school 
  • Provides advice and support to the inclusion staff to address the impact of emotional difficulties on student learning 
  • Observes and assesses students 
  • Lead discussions among students on issues related to students’ behavior, emotional health, and social skills 
  • Regularly communicates with families about strategies to support their child at home and school and the resources available within the school and broader community 
  • Builds relationships with community organizations that provide health, mental health, recreation and social supports for families and make referrals for families as necessary 
  • Serve as a resource for families on issues in the home that impact student success at school 


School Culture 


  • Leads, in collaboration with the school’s leadership team, the promotion and implementation of the Bronx Arts Middle School Method and BASS the middle school’s Positive Behavior Intervention System. Assists in the development of programs to make schools more effective learning environments and monitor effectiveness of programs including the Bronx Arts Middle School Method and BASS the middle school’s Positive Behavior Intervention System for students he/she serve.  
  • Assist Special Education Coordinator and Teachers in developing plans/system to help IEP students struggling to achieve mastery in BASS, the school wide Positive Behavior Intervention System and follows the Bronx Arts Middle School Method and BASS the middle school’s Positive Behavior Intervention System. Participates in the on-going effort to establish a school culture that reinforces the school’s mission, goals, and operating principles within all aspects of the Bronx Arts community 


Human Resources and On-Going Development 


  • Actively seeks out ways to continually improve his or her own practices in order to increase his or her effectiveness in his or her role 
  • Actively strives to embody the operating principles in his or her work 
  • Operates according to the professional standards of the school, which are defined in detail within the schools’ staff policies and procedures handbook 
  • Takes responsibility for the success of the organization by maximizing all opportunities to further the mission of the organization within the school, broader Hunts Point, and New York City communities 
  • Obtain regular clinical supervision outside of Bronx Arts to ensure quality delivery of services to students and to promote on-going professional development 




  • Flexible, resourceful, energetic, passionate, and committed to creating an exceptional school 
  • Belief in the value of arts education 
  • Belief in the value of inclusion for all students 
  • Demonstrated ability to set and reach goals that will ensure high levels of achievement for all students 
  • Demonstrated ability to involve families as partners 
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken) 


Education and Experience 


  • Masters or Doctoral Degree in Clinical Social Work or School Psychology 
  • LMSW, LCSW or equivalent 
  • NYS Certification in School Social Work or School Psychology 
  • Minimum of three years experience strongly preferred 
  • Experience working with students in under-resourced communities 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Tyrell Roddey, Director of Operations, at with the subject, "Social Worker".