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Job Opening:

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.

Position Summary

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

Supervises: N/A

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.  

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 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.


Interested and qualified individuals should forward their resumes with cover letter to

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.

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