Youth Programs Social Worker - Director of Social and Emotional Support

Job Type

Part Time


Minimum: $28,000.00
Maximum: $30,000.00
Details: paid twice monthly



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



419 Shawmut Ave
United States


Organization Description:

The mission of St. Stephen's Youth Programs is to promote equity in education, employment and opportunity through long-term relationships with young people and their families and communities. We do this through out of school time programs, community organizing and family engagement, and college and career support.

We strive to create environments where young people feel physically and emotionally safe; feel big, accomplished, and capable; and feel connected to their community.

SSYP has two signature programs in Boston:

B-READY, our school year program that serves 220 youth in two locations - one in the South End and the other in Lower Roxbury. This program provides academic support and enrichment as well as a circle of care around each student.

B-SAFE, a six-week summer program that serves 675 youth in six locations including the South End, Lower Roxbury, Mattapan, Codman Square, Upham's Corner, and Chelsea. This program prevents the “summer learning slide” through academic enrichment and recreational activities.

Job Description:

The Director of Social and Emotional Support is a member of the year-round Senior Program Team and

  • Works approximately 20 hours a week
  • Provides individual check-ins and therapeutic support to students in program (1st-12th grade)
  • Maintains appropriate documentation on individual and group work with youth
  • Coordinates and refers students needing more intensive therapeutic supports to community-based services
  • Plans and facilitates weekly groups on relevant social-emotional topics (bullying, friendship, problem solving)
  • Supervises and coordinates graduate level interns (social work, mental health counseling, art therapy)
  • Manages all internship partnerships and relevant documentation
  • Supports staff and interns working with teen programs to develop social-emotional programming and trainings
  • Collaborates with school counselors, teachers, and administrators as needed
  • Manages crises and intervention including safety assessments, safety planning, and 51-As

Qualifications and Experience:

  • MSW, LICSW required
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish Preferred
  • Experience and/or ability to supervise Masters level interns
  • Experience working with youth in a school-based setting or other community-based mental health setting
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Desire to work as part of a team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Location: St. Stephen’s Youth Programs - 419 Shawmut Ave, Boston MA 02118

Starting Date: Immediately with August 27, 2018 being the latest possible starting date

Hours: 20 per week between 10:00- 7:00pm Monday-Friday, schedule flexible

Reports to: Director of Youth Development

Compensation: $28,000-$30,000

To Apply: Please send your cover letter and resume with “Social Worker/Director of Social and Emotional Support” in the subject line to


Earned sick time

Generous paid holidays and vacation time (for half time position)

Level of Language Proficiency

fluent Spanish language skills preferred

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume with “Social Worker/Director of Social and Emotional Support” in the subject line to