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Job Opening:

Director of Social Work

Remote/Various Locations

The Mission Society of New York City (“Mission”) is seeking an experienced social work and mental health professional to identify students in need of social emotional and mental health supports and to provide services and/or referrals to those participants identified. Participants are elementary and middle school students enrolled in Mission Society of New York City’s Power Academy. Power Academy is an after school and summer day camp program operated within 4 public elementary schools and 1 charter middle school in Harlem and the Bronx. Power Academy offers a variety of project-based and experiential learning opportunities, aimed at developing and enriching the lives of children. Parent outreach and engagement is also fundamental to our program model.

Position Summary

Title: Director of Social Work - Children's Program

Reports To: Senior Director of  Children’s Program Education and Operations

Employment Status: Full-time Exempt

Basic Function:  To assess the social, emotional and life needs of children and families and to connect them to needed services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide individual & group counseling to students enrolled in Mission’s Power Academy after school and summer day camp programs, across multiple sites

  • Create a process (educating staff and developing a referral process) that will allow program staff to identify participants in need of mental health or other supports and then refer these participants to social worker

  • Provide crisis intervention services inclusive of on-site crisis counseling

  • Train full and part-time program staff in how to recognize and respond to signs of participant distress

  • Identify appropriate resources for multiple support services and provide families with specific referral information based on the family’s need.

  • Ensure that students receive appropriate services either on-site or through referral to outside resources

  • Design, develop, and implement parent engagement workshops

  • Document contact with students and families electronically

  • Participate in interdepartmental meetings, case conferences and clinical supervision

  • Conduct home visits on an as needed basis


LMSW required, LCSW preferred. Must have at least 6 years’ experience providing services to adolescents and families. Superior interpersonal skills. Thorough knowledge of early childhood and adolescent development, youth development and family dynamics. Minimum of 4 years’ experience working with a similar population. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus. Mission offers clinical supervision for staff seeking their LCSW or LCSW-R.

General Requirements

Staff is expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Mission Society. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory.

Salary and Benefits

Salary Range: $85,000-$90,000 based on qualification, experience, and fit. Comprehensive benefits include Medical, Dental, Life & Long Term Disability Insurance, 403(b)retirement Plan with Employer Match, TransitChek, Employee Wellness Program, Voluntary Supplemental Insurance options.


Interested and qualified individuals should forward their resumes with cover letter to or fax to 212-979-5764.

Subject: Re: Director of Social Work - Children's Programs 


Note: We are unable to accept phone calls. Applicants must meet qualifications stated above. Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

New York City Mission Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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