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Good Shepherd Services Social Worker (ELL Student Support) - DeWitt Clinton H.S. in Bronx, New York

The Social Worker provides a range of personal and academic counseling services to English Language Learner 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

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.

  • 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.


  • Master’s degree in Social Work. LMSW preferred.

  • 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.

ID: 2019-2667