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Overview

The Social Worker provides a range of personal and academic counseling services to students and supportive services to their families in a collaborative attendance improvement and dropout prevention program. The Social Worker utilizes a youth development model that actively engages young people and supports academic success through individual and group counseling and related activities. The Social Worker is fully integrated into the life of the school.

Title: Social Worker Monroe High SCHOOL/YABC Program

Reports To: Program Director, Monroe high school

Location: 1300 Boyton Ave. Bronx, New York 10472

Hours: 35 Hours/Week; Exempt Monday-Thursday 1pm-9pm and Friday 8am-4pm / 10 months position September until June

Major Duties:

* Provide counseling, assessment, case management, academic planning, and attendance outreach for at risk High School students. Provide Post-secondary support to our YABC students, such as FAFSA, college or vocational app
* Develop group/advisory workshops that support and enhance students' skill development and help build on youth competencies and reachable goals.
* Perform family interventions to support family engagement and participation in the school community and the lives of their youth.
* Provide Post-secondary support to our YABC students, such as FAFSA, college or vocational app.
* Provide support or manage open house, such as new student's recruitment, outreach, intake and interviews.
* Refer youth and families to appropriate resources both within the Good Shepherd Program Network and other community organizations as appropriate. Maintain Resource binder up to date.
* Provide technical assistance to (Department of Education) DOE staff on advisement, group work and youth development.
* In conjunction with GSS team and school, develop special in-school activities and events.
* Participate in staff/team meetings, as well as conduct staff development workshops for YABC/GSS staff.
* Lead and/or participate in occasional out-of-city and overnight trips for leadership, educational or enhancement purposes.
* Provide crisis intervention as needed.
* Coordinate with other Good Shepherd Services team members and maintain a collaborative relationship with DOE staff.
* Generate data required for statistical reporting and ensure that appropriate paperwork/database entry is completed.
* Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

* Licensed Master's degree in Social Work (LMSW) required.
* Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
* Experience and demonstrated skill in working with youth and families required.
* Prior experience in a school setting preferred.
* Ability to implement best practices to achieve desirable outcomes.
* Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends.
* Excellent organizational, written, and communication skills.
* Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.

Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year - and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain's New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference!

General Requirements: All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Good Shepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.

Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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