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SY24-25 Elementary School Social Worker

School Social Worker

About Us:

Prospect Schools is a high performing, intentionally diverse, K-12 college preparatory charter network with seven schools in Brooklyn. We have set a vision to become, by 2025, the leading network of intentionally diverse schools where students and educators can work, learn, and thrive. We hope you’ll join us on this journey.

Our experienced team of leaders and educators works hard every day to prepare a diverse student body to have a positive impact on society and develop a lifelong passion for learning. We are committed to offering a rigorous educational experience to all of our students regardless of background, familial income, or geography, because we believe all children have the right to a high quality education. The strong relationships across our communities allows us to push our mission forward each day for more than 2,100 students.

Our Core Values are:

  • Curiosity: Develop sound judgment and intellect by asking questions confidently and thinking critically
  • Care: Support others by grounding every action in empathy while championing equity and inclusion in our work
  • Persistence: Grow and learn by solving problems with determination, creativity and tenacity
  • Passion: Succeed by approaching challenges with excitement, enthusiasm and self assurance

About the Role:

Prospect Schools is seeking an organized, flexible, and mission-driven Social Worker to join us in support of our growing network of schools. The ideal candidate is fully dedicated to the mission of Prospect Schools and to supporting the success of our students and families. This person will report directly to the Director of Student Supports (in Elementary and Middle School) or the Director of Student Affairs (in High School) and be responsible for supporting the socio-emotional needs of students through counseling and helping to foster an inclusive, welcoming environment for the broader school community.

Counseling and Socio-Emotional Development:

  • Design and support grade-level programming and advisory curriculum aimed at the development of all students’ socio-emotional competencies
  • Assess and identify high-risk students and provide supportive individual and group counseling, and/or referral to additional services as needed
  • Provide mandated counseling to student with IEPs as needed
  • Conduct crisis evaluation and assessments and make recommendations for next steps
  • Serve as a resource for advisors and teachers in building skill on responding to students’ emotional and developmental needs
  • Connect the school with community partners to identify additional support for students and families
  • Compliance
  • Lead yearly mandated reporter training and act as a point person for questions that arise on how to respond to sensitive situations
  • Support the Special Services team in the IEP and evaluation process, as needed
  • Ensure that all counseling notes are tracked and entered within 48hours for individual and group counseling and immediately for crisis evaluations
  • Act as the McKinney Vento liaison as needed

Student Culture:

  • Develop, own, and lead attendance plans for students who meet the threshold. Including but not limited to home visits
  • Lead family workshops based on the need of the school
  • Model how to build strong, mutually respectful relationships with students and families and support teachers to do the same
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of socio-emotional programming and interventions in classroom, and support revision of systems and curricula as needed
  • Support in school-wide systems such as Arrival, Lunch, and Dismissal with an eye for student safety and inclusiveness

Candidate Requirements:

  • Masters's Degree in Social Work required
  • At least 2 years of social work/counseling experience, preferably in a school environment preferred
  • Exceptionally strong organizational skills, with keen attention to detail
  • Adept at collaborating and building community with others
  • The critical features of this job are described above; they may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) or Paid Sick Time (PST) based on date of hire and hours worked per week
  • 11-month agreement including ~5-6 weeks of prescribed summer vacation (depending on the calendar), as well as regular school breaks and holidays during the school year
  • 401(K) and Roth IRA with a 4% employer match with a 3-year vesting schedule
  • Flexible spending accounts, including Transit Commuter Options, Health Care FSA and Dependent Care FSA options
  • Ancillary insurance, including Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, and Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program with free expert support services to assist with a variety of life issues, from family care to mental health services

Salary:

Employees at Prospect Schools are provided with a competitive salary. Our salaries are set through a lens of equity, and based on an individual’s skills, education, and years of experience relevant to the role. The salary range for this role is from $61,800- $85,546, based on years of experience and level of education.