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School Social Worker

Under the supervision of the Director of Youth & Adolescent Community Based Programs of the Central Queens Y, and within Samuel Field Y framework of a holistic (social, emotional, physical, and cognitive) Human Development Model of a family-supported, strength-focused, and hope-engendering practice, an individual hired as the School Social Worker for AIDP GPS will report directly to the Program Coordinator and Director of Youth & Adolescent CBPs.  The School Social Worker will work in a school based setting to provide counseling and academic advisement to a caseload of students who have had a history of chronic absenteeism.  The School Social Worker must have a passion for youth development and experience working with adolescents from strengths based perspective.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide individual and group counseling to program participants
  • Provide academic advisement and tutoring to students in program.
  • Develop and implement mental, emotional, educational and programmatic goals in collaboration with the participant and follow up throughout the duration of their involvement in program.
  • Provide attendance outreach to students to assist them in improving attendance from pervious year.
  • Administer home visits to program participants.
  • Maintain ongoing communication and outreach with student’s families throughout the school year.
  • Complete intake assessments and educational action achievement plans with students.
  • Work collaboratively with all school based and agency staff. Attend all necessary interdepartmental meetings.
  • Complete case notes, input outreach in online database and maintain case records and files for each student.
  • Provide crisis intervention and make referrals as necessary.  


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • An LMSW or Masters degree in Counseling/Psychology.
  • Experience providing high quality youth and adolescent supportive and education programming for two (2) or more years.
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish speaking preferred.
  • Computer skills required.
  • Experience working in a school based setting preferred.
  • Interest and passion in providing social services to youth and families in need.
  • Ability to analyze information and evaluate results in order to help youth and their families choose the best solutions in solving problems.
  • Experience working with patients from culturally diverse backgrounds, and the ability to demonstrate cultural competence and sensitivity.
  • Organizational skills to coordinate multiple tasks and responsibilities.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, networking, and transactional skills.


SPECIFICATIONS FOR PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to travel to multiple service sites within the division and homes of program participants for home visits.

Full-Time Position

Start Date:  February 18, 2013

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and résumé to rcetta@cqy.org.  Please indicate “School Social Worker” in subject of email.      

Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.