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20 Apr 2023

Full-Time Social Worker

MMFS – Posted by Mary McDowell Friends School New York, New York, United States

Job Description

Mary McDowell Friends School (MMFS) invites applications for a full-time Social Worker beginning August 2023.

Position Overview

The school Social Worker serves as a critical member of the school community. The Social Worker delivers and monitors high-quality, data-driven interventions to support students in meeting and surpassing their individualized goals. The role will include providing core services to students and staff in prevention, consultation, intervention, and assessment. The Social Worker will work as part of the counseling team, school psychologists, speech and language therapists, general education scholars, and staff. The ideal candidate will have school experience and outside-of-school clinical experience.

The essential duties of a school social worker include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide direct services to the school community, including per school protocol:
  • Consult with students, faculty, and families on an as-need basis related to student social and emotional issues.
  • Individual and group counseling (school-based and mandated).
  • Develop and implement curriculum for social and emotional development/intervention with students.
  • Refer, monitor, and evaluate individuals and families to external resources and services.
  • Provide crisis intervention and behavior management to expedite students’ return to classrooms for learning and to build students’ ability to meet all social, emotional, and academic expectations.
  • Administer records, documentation, and other compliance activities. Serve as a resource for students, faculty, and families related to social and emotional issues.
  • Engage with outside providers related to specific student needs and issues.
  • Make referrals when necessary to outside providers.
  • Collaborate with other counseling team members and be a resource to one another.
  • Communicate all necessary information to appropriate members of the school community.
  • Participate in team meetings about students’ and students’ needs.
  • Attend weekly division meetings and full faculty meetings; participate in school-wide and division-based committees and ad hoc committees where necessary.

Diversity and Equity Commitments

  • Understand and participate in all school-wide diversity and equity initiatives.
  • Examine teaching practice through the lens of race, identity, equity, and privilege.
  • Develop a curriculum that allows students to recognize their many identities.

Staff and reporting relationships

Social Workers report to the US Counseling Coordinator. They also regularly work collaboratively with occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, school counselors, social workers, and school psychologists.

  • Master’s degree in Social Work or LCSW license required
  • 3-5 years of direct experience; independent or charter school experience a plus
  • Strong oral and written communication with parents, children, and colleagues
  • Commitment to equity and justice, including knowledge and skills related to cultural competencies
  • The ability to create a classroom environment where students feel safe, supported, and challenged
  • Strong collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Growth mindset and ability to use feedback to improve practice
  • Familiarity with new technologies; GSuite and Veracross a plus
  • Ability to prioritize multiple competing urgent tasks

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, this position’s annual salary range is $70,000 – $74,000. Mary McDowell Friends School considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, essential skills, internal peer equity, and market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

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How to Apply

Application We offer a rewarding work experience in Brooklyn, NY. The school is committed to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusiveness and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the school's administration and faculty. To apply, please upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references as a .pdf (preferable) or word document to our employee portal. If your background and experience are appropriate for the position, you will be contacted directly by a member of our search committee.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: disabilities, learning, social worker, and special education. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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