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Esperanza Cyber Charter School (ECCS) located in North Philadelphia and is currently seeking mission-driven School Social Worker applicants for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. The ideal candidate will align with ECCS’s mission and enthusiasm for excellent and equitable educational experience for all students. The growth of ECCS has led to a new initiative of student and family engagement through social work and pupil services. This program will prioritize the social and emotional needs of our most at risk students through support provided by our social workers making home visits, building rapport with families, and finding creative ways to bridge gaps between students and ECCS. It is an exciting opportunity to join a team in supporting our students and families. 

 

Esperanza Cyber Charter School Mission

Esperanza Cyber Charter School (ECCS) prepares students in grades Kindergarten through 12 to meet the challenges of living creatively and productively in an increasingly technologically sophisticated and interconnected world. ECCS will provide students with an academically rigorous, yet flexible, online learning program that tailors learning experiences to each child through a combination of curriculum choices and virtual and in-person tutoring and counseling. Students will explore career directions that coincide with their interests and strengths beginning at the earliest ages and will begin “majors” in particular career areas starting with the middle grades. ECCS is targeted toward underserved and at-risk students who have not always found success in traditional schools. ECCS places students on a pathway to post-secondary success. 


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work required
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English) preferred
  • Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Home Visitor or Licensed School Social Worker certification required.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in an urban setting with high percentages of ELD and SPED students
  • A passion for education and a belief that your zip code does not dictate your destiny.
  • Desire and ability to spend a significant amount of each work week in the field, using one’s personal vehicle to travel independently throughout the city and surrounding area.


RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Providing direct as well as indirect services to students, families and school personnel to promote and support students' academic and social success. 
  • Establish a network of community resources for students that are represented in both Philadelphia and the greater Pennsylvania area.
  • Maintains a current knowledge of federal, state, local and ECCS policies and legislation.
  • Identify student and family needs and advocate for services that meet those needs.
  • Coordinate with the Pupil Services Department, Instruction, and Attendance Department to identify at risk students. 
  • Make home visits to students that lack engagement and identify barriers to attendance, academics, or school adjustment.
  • Maintain communication with the Instructional Department on student needs, making recommendations when necessary.
  • Manage caseloads of students identified as at risk; identifying and addressing family and student stressors that interfere with student academic success.
  • Report child abuse and neglect when identified.
  • Establish and maintain a reliable database of information pertaining to field visits and overall program effectiveness. 
  • Assist families and students through navigating internal and external programs and services. 
  • Develop social, emotional, and behavioral intervention strategies with students, families, and instructional staff input.
  • Partner with students and families, with a strengths-based approach, to develop preventative and problem-solving strategies. 


SKILLS:

  • Communicate effectively and maintain strong relationships with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Commitment to supporting and empowering students with diverse backgrounds, including an understanding of at-risk children, gifted children, and children with disabilities. 
  • Possess effective decision-making, managerial, communication and organizational skills.


All applicants must have current FBI fingerprints, PA Criminal, and Child Abuse background checks, as well as the appropriate instructional certification.

Esperanza Cyber Charter School (ECCS) located in North Philadelphia and is currently seeking mission-driven School Social Worker applicants for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. The ideal candidate will align with ECCS’s mission and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 16, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 15, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$50,000 - $60,000

Benefits

  • Professional Development
  • Training for cyber environment
  • Paid time off 
  • 403b contribution matching
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Professional Development
  • Training for cyber environment
  • Paid time off 
  • 403b contribution matching
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life and disability…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual English and Spanish

Bilingual English and Spanish

Location

On-site
4261 N 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA

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