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Good Shepherd Services Social Worker Clinton High School YABC in Bronx, New York

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!

NOTE: As a NYC contracted agency all positions at Good Shepherd Services fall under the NYC vaccine mandate. All employees, volunteers and interns must show proof of vaccination upon hire.

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.

Reports To: Program Director, Dewitt Clinton High School

Location: 100 West Mosholu Parkway South, Bronx, New York 10468

Hours: 35 Hours/Week; Exempt (Evening Program 1pm-9pm)

Major Duties:

  • Provide counseling, assessment, case management, academic planning, and attendance outreach for up to 40 students.

  • Develop group work strategies that support and enhance students’ skill development and help build on youth competencies.

  • Perform family interventions to support family engagement and participation in the school community and the lives of their youth.

  • Provide summer outreach to students and their families and contribute to provision of summer bridge activities.

  • Refer youth and families to appropriate resources both within the Good Shepherd Program Network and other community organizations as appropriate.

  • 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 events, after-school activities and summer programming.

  • Participate in staff/team meetings.

  • 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

  • Generate data required for statistical reporting and ensure that appropriate paperwork/database entry is completed.

  • Maintain a collaborative relationship with DOE staff.

  • 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 an equal opportunity employer that is proudly committed to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization that stands up for justice and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse backgrounds, for administrative support and direct service and leadership roles, who will join us on that journey, uphold our values and approach, and believe in our mission. Additionally, we aim to have a racially representative leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with.

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 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 our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

ID: 2021-4431

Base Salary: USD $58,000.00/Yr.

Max Salary: USD $69,227.00/Yr.

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