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Social Worker

Grand St Settlement Inc.
New York, NY 10002
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DEPARTMENT: Youth and Community Development Services

LOCATION: Middle School 582, 207 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206

PROGRAM: Community Schools Initiative

REPORTS TO: Community School Director

SALARY: $60,000 - Compensation commensurate with job experience; excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k retirement plan, and 24 paid vacation days per year.

DATE: September 2021

SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, 8 am-4 pm (Some Saturdays as needed). Schedule may vary according to program needs.

JOB SUMMARY: To provide at-promise students and families with guidance and support services. The social worker will advocate on their behalf to ensure students and their families gain access to the necessary mental health support services needed to succeed academically. The social worker will work closely with the Community School Team (director, case manager, outreach worker, and tutor) to provide resources that will enhance the Community School.


  • Masters Degree in Social Work required; LMSW and SIFI preferred
  • At least 3 years of experience leading counseling groups, providing clinical services, and/or serving as a case manager for youth and families.
  • Experience working in NYC Public Schools and with youth in underserved communities.
  • Ability to develop alliances with high risk and difficult to engage youth and families.
  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and computer skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Outstanding collaborative skills
  • Bilingual preferred (fluent in Spanish/English).


  • Recruit 100% of students identified as the targeted population (including mental health needs students, special education students, students living in transitional housing, and students with attendance issues).
  • Conduct weekly group counseling sessions.
  • Provide confidential, individual counseling to participants.
  • Provide crisis intervention, short-term issue resolution, and continued follow-up for youth and families.
  • Maintain accurate records of all individual meetings, baseline assessments, confidential correspondences, and case notes in database and/or a licked file.
  • Input and update program database.
  • Make contact and referrals with other existing community resources that support the development of students and their families.
  • Responsible for keeping track of targeted participants progress (academic, social, and emotional) and helping them to address specific issues that might impede their academic progress.
  • Develop individualized educational achievement action plans for each student in the program.
  • Work closely with outreach worker, case manager and tutor to identify targeted student needs to inform student interventions.
  • Maintain ongoing open communication with school principal, parents, and school-based staff.
  • Participate in ongoing efforts to advocate for program needs via community coalition building and via administering feedback surveys and program assessments.
  • Seek partnership opportunities and bring in at least three (3) new partners a year to leverage resource to support programs.
  • Attend Pupil Personnel Team, Individualized Education Program, and/or attendance meetings.
  • Accompany outreach worker on home visits.
  • Attend bi-monthly GSS team meetings.
  • Attend all required department/agency meetings and/or training.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Community School Director.



Submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the specific qualifications for the position. If selected, we ask that you provide us with three (3) professional references that we can contact (at least one (1) professional reference should be from a former supervisor). Please click on the link provided below, or use the link in a search bar and apply online through our career center.


No phone calls, please.

If selected for this position, applicant must obtain NYC Dept. of Health fingerprint clearance and State Central Registry (SCR) clearance (fees may apply); ability to maintain State Central Registry (SCR) clearance and fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment.


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Posted: 2021-09-28 Expires: 2021-10-30

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