Social Worker (Licensed)
Emma Lazarus High School
New York City Mission Society improves the lives of children, youth, and families in the city’s most underserved communities. Through programs and services that respond to community needs, we create cycles of success for generations to come.
The Level Up Program administered at Emma Lazarus High School is a collaboration with the NYC Department of Education. The program assists 300 English Language Learners, who are over-aged and under-credentialed, in acquiring the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behavioral changes that will maximize their potential. The program's aim is to enable students to graduate high school, transition into post-secondary education, or into meaningful permanent employment.
Title: Social Worker (Licensed)
Program: Emma Lazarus High School
Reports To: Program Director
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 case management services to students and families enrolled in the Learning to Work Program
Provide crisis intervention services inclusive of on-site crisis counseling
Develop and maintain a community resource directory to be accessed and used by students and parents
Facilitate weekly advisory sessions with students
Responsible for family outreach to ensure communication with student's support systems
Develop and maintain a city-wide referral network
Ensure that students receive appropriate services either on-site or through referral to outside resources
Design, develop, and implement parent and student workshops
Document contact with clients electronically
Provide individual & group counseling to students
Participate in interdepartmental meetings, case conferences and mediations
Conduct home visits on an as needed basis
Participate in individual and group clinical supervision for social work staff at Mission Society's four additional Learning to Work programs
Provide guidance regarding social work ethics, and policies and procedures for all Mission Society social work staff and services
Must have LMSW certification. Must have at least 2 years' experience providing clinical services to adolescents and families. Familiarity with the Department of Education system a plus. Superior interpersonal skills. Thorough knowledge of adolescent development and family dynamics. Bilingualism is a major plus.
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 low-mid 60K 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, Municipal Credit Union Membership.
Subject: Emma Lazarus High School Social Worker.
Note: We are unable to accept phone calls. Applicants must meet qualifications stated above. Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Mission Society of New York City is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.