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Job Opening:

Social Worker (Licensed)

Metropolitan Diploma Plus High School 

Mission Society of New York City 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 Metropolitan Diploma Plus High School is a collaboration with the NYC Department of Education and New York City Mission Society.  The program assists students, who are over-aged and under-credited, 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: Metropolitan Diploma Plus 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 Level Up Program 

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

  • Develop and maintain a community resource directory to be accessed and used by parents

  • Develop and maintain a city-wide referral network

  • Establish a rapport with program participant. Assist them in identifying their educational and career goals, help them to formulate future plans

  • Daily attendance calls  must be made to students who are absent 

  • Conduct lunch groups to empower students 

  • 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



LMSW required, LCSW preferred. Must have at least 3 years experience providing 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.  Minimum of 2 years experience working with a similar population.  Excellent written and oral skills.  Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus. The Mission Society 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 is $64,900-$66,400 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:  Level Up Metropolitan Diploma Plus 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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