SY 2024-25 Social Worker

Position Details

  • Job Title: SY 2024-25 Social Worker
  • Department: All Schools
  • Job Category: Social Worker

The Opportunity

As a national thought leader in deeper learning, Harlem Village Academies is distinguished as the only charter school network in New York offering Montessori PreK and culminating in the International Baccalaureate. HVA is a community of PK-12 schools, a college support program, as well as a graduate school, the Deeper Learning Institute, where teachers earn a master’s and certification.

The unique educational model at HVA focuses on independent thinking, ethical leadership, intellectual curiosity, and intrinsic motivation. Serving 98% Black and Latino students, HVA consistently outperforms the district, city, and state by wide margins. 100% of HVA high school students earn admission to college each year, and 83% are the first in their families to attend college.

As a Social Worker, you play a vital role in ensuring that each student fully realizes his or her potential. You partner with students, families, teachers, and staff to help students overcome and/or successfully manage barriers that negatively impact their academic, social, and emotional success at school. You provide counseling to our students in individual and group settings. You lead the way in managing crises and ensuring that students have access to outside resources as needed. You guide teachers and other staff to effectively address student issues.

Our ideal candidate is an extremely smart, passionate, and self-motivated top performer with proven clinical, teamwork, and communication skills. You get around any obstacle in order to do what's best for a child. The word bureaucracy makes a cold chill go down your spine. You're thrilled to work with talented educators and you thrive as part of a high-performing, committed, and hardworking team.

Responsibilities

  • Provide mandated and at-risk individual and group counseling addressing academic, personal, and/or interpersonal challenges

  • Advise and partner with teachers and staff to develop solutions to student, group, and school-wide issues

  • Supervise school social work intern(s), providing guidance, feedback and support

  • Coordinate services with external providers and link families to external resources as needed (case management)

  • Provide crisis counseling services to students and families

  • Help develop school protocols for effectively supporting students

  • Support the school community with other duties upon request

  • Execute all necessary paperwork in a timely manner

Qualifications

  • Master's in Social Work, with LMSW license (LCSW preferred)

  • Authorized to supervise social work or counseling interns (LMHC, LCSW, Physician, PA, Psychologist PhD, RN, or NP certified)

  • At least 2 years of experience working with youth ages

  • Strong sense of personal accountability for student success

  • Exceptional relationship-building and communication with students and families

  • Unshakeable belief that all students can learn at a high level and should be held to high academic standards

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, and tremendous attention to detail

  • Proficiency in Spanish a major plus

  • SIFI certification a plus

Compensation & Benefits

The salary range for this position is $65,000 - $118,000, and is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Final salary may be adjusted based on experience and qualifications. HVA is committed to providing our team with a range of benefit offerings at a competitive value.

Organizational Culture

Our team is passionately committed to the vision and values of Harlem Village Academies; have a positive mindset; a very strong work ethic; and an inner drive for excellence. The ideal candidate will thrive working within an entrepreneurial and results-driven environment.

Harlem Village Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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