School Social Worker, HCZ Promise Academy

Job Type

Full Time




245 West 129th Street
New York
New York
United States


We are currently seeking a Certified Licensed Clinical School Social Worker (LCSW) and/or Certified Licensed School Social Worker (LMSW) for our students. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for the mission of Promise Academy and HCZ, an understanding and respect for the culture of all residents of Harlem, and experience working in a school setting with a love for children. 


 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the school’s efforts in ensuring that students are emotionally supported through strength based, solution focused modalities
  • Provide individual and group counseling to address academic, personal, and/or interpersonal challenges, as per Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and/or as needed
  • Work collaboratively with Principals, Administration, Special Education Team, Teachers, Staff and HCZ entities to help develop solutions to student, group, and school-wide issues
  • Coordinate services with external providers and link families to appropriate community resources as needed
  • Crisis intervention, referrals and case management services to student and families
  • Conduct home and community visits as needed to assess student and family needs
  • Complete documentation, progress notes and reports as required by state, local and federal mandates and ethical responsibilities
  • Ability to plan, organize, and implement meetings/workshops involving a variety of topics and personnel
  • Serve as liaison on child welfare issues and share expertise with school team
  • Attend regular staff meetings and professional development workshops
  • Provide workshops to school staff and parents on variety of areas relating to child social/emotional development
  • Participates in grade level, school-wide and agency events
  • Is highly visible and present during school/after-school hours
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Qualification, Skill and Knowledge Requirements

  • MSW degree. LMSW or LCSW licensing with a minimum of one year of relevant experience required and NYS School Social Work Certificate required
  • Passionate and mission driven. Having a “Whatever It Takes” attitude is a must
  • Documented track record of personal and professional success
  • Extensive knowledge of child development and interventions
  • Experience in therapeutic modalities related to children and families in traditionally underserved communities, including assessment and treatment of trauma
  • Experience working within a school environment or extensive work experience with young children in Lower Elementary age group
  • Must have strong organizational and communication skills, verbal and written 
  • Ability to work with parents, students, faculty, support staff, external government representatives, as well as school community groups
  • Patience, social intelligence, love of learning, self-control, love, gratitude, and a sense of humor



We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to No telephone inquiries or recruiters please.  Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE.