501 West Avenue
An Invitation to Apply for the Position of
Coney Island Preparatory Public Charter School
Brooklyn, New York
About Coney Island Prep
Coney Island Prep is a college preparatory public charter school in Brooklyn, New York. Merging growth, performance and commitment, the Coney Island Prep community takes its responsibility to prepare students for the college and career of their choice very seriously. Professionals balance their sense of ownership and responsibility with humility and levity and are supported every step of the way.
In the 2017-2018 school year, Coney Island Prep will reach full capacity, serving approximately 1,000 scholars in grades K–12. The mission of Coney Island Prep is to prepare every student to succeed in the college and career of their choice. We achieve success through a rigorous academic program in a supportive and structured school community.
There is no more urgent task than to educate students from low-income backgrounds. So we hire professionals who are committed to the core. It’s high-energy, fast-paced, tiring and sometimes all-consuming. But we wouldn’t have it any other way. And neither would you. You own your work and when you reach your goals, you reach higher. Our leaders work incredibly hard, and are inspired by the urgency of what we do. We need leaders who aren’t afraid to ask for help, feedback, and support. They’re driven by personal responsibility, data, and results, and they’re not above doing whatever’s asked. They make friends at work, smile through hectic days, and add a little levity in along the way.
What We Have to Offer
There are plenty of ways you can make an impact. And our team is all in. You have the opportunity to work with students, and there’s always someone who’s got your back from coaching you through a bad day to helping you grow professionally. And while the environment can be hectic and ever-changing, you’ll have all of the technology and caffeine you need to get the job done.
What We Ask In Return
You have to be all in too. You own your work and when you reach your goals, you reach higher. Our professionals work incredibly hard, and are inspired by the urgency of what we do. We need professionals who aren’t afraid to ask for help, feedback, and support. They’re driven by personal responsibility, data, and results, and they’re not above doing whatever’s asked. They make friends at work, smile through hectic days, and add a little levity in along the way.
The Social Worker will provide individual and group counseling to Coney Island Prep scholars. He or she will also observe and intervene with scholars in classrooms, provide disciplinary support to Deans, lead crisis interventions, and liaise with families. The Social Worker will support and educate teachers and administrators, helping them understand how developmental issues affect classroom behavior and/or educational progress. He or she will engage with families and community agencies to support scholars in succeeding in school, and will refer children and families to outside services as needed. The Social Worker will receive one hour of weekly clinical supervision from the Director of Social Work, and additional task supervision from school staff as needed.
Mindsets and Experience
· Passionate and completely dedicated to Coney Island Prep’s mission and a steadfast belief that all students deserve preparation for the college of their choice
· Coursework and/or professional experience in clinical practice with children required. Particular consideration will be given to candidates who demonstrate knowledge of the specific developmental issues facing adolescents.
· Comfort with and experience in the key elements of child-focused assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning.
· Skills and experience in engaging, sustaining, and communicating with families.
· School-based experience preferred; an interest in the intersection of clinical and school-based work essential.
· LCSW or LMSW required.
· Willingness to learn is essential, with an openness to feedback from multiple invested parties including clinical supervisor, task supervisor, and school administrators.
· Professional demeanor, strong work ethic, detail-driven work style with excellent organizational skills.
· An interest and capacity for self-reflection, including a willingness to examine the areas of struggle in one’s own practice.
· An entrepreneurial spirit, embracing the opportunity for independence, complex decision-making, creativity and hard work inherent in a start-up.
· A positive high- energy attitude and drive for professional growth.
· Provide individual and group counseling to at-risk and IEP mandated scholars.
· Utilize appropriate assessment tools, interventions, and treatment planning approaches to support scholars with respect to their social, psychological, and developmental needs.
· Respond to crises on an as-needed basis.
· Collaborate with administrators to implement restorative, developmentally informed disciplinary practices.
· Serve as a conduit between the school and families when social or emotional difficulties impede a child from learning.
· Refer students and their families to appropriate community agencies.
· Serves as consultant to school personnel regarding students or situations that are not referred for direct service.
· Share responsibility for grade level and school wide activities.
Benefits and Compensation
- Coney Island Prep provides employees with an extremely generous salary and employees are eligible for a school-wide performance-based bonus.
- As a regular full time employee of Coney Island Prep School, you will be eligible for benefits that include medical, dental and vision, as well as a generous retirement benefit package.
- The Social Worker is provided with a laptop and access to all the necessary technology and resources needed to succeed.
Interested applicants should go to Coney Island Preps’s Careers Page to apply for available jobs. Coney Island Preparatory Public Charter School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, citizenship or disability.
Level of Language Proficiency
Spanish fluency preferred
Minimum Education Required