Social Work Director

Partnership with Children works with public schools in New York City’s highest-need communities to provide critical social and emotional supports for the hardest-to-reach youth and to systematically build schools that are safe, successful and conducive to learning. Social Work Directors engage in direct practice while also supervising staff. Social Work Directors are the lead supervisors for Partnership staff in the school building. Each Social Work Director has the support of a supervisor on a regular basis.

Responsibilities:

Direct practice:

  • Provide individual counseling and case management
  • Facilitate large and small group counseling (individually or with co-facilitator)
  • Attend all school-based meetings (e.g. with administration, guidance counselor, teachers)
  • Collaborate with school administration and staff on needs of students, families and school community
  • Integrate into and engage with school culture through development of positive relationships with school community
  • Conduct parent workshops and teacher staff development sessions
  • Conduct home visits
  • Support students and families in crisis

Staff supervision:

  • Conduct weekly structured supervision of social worker and/or interns and weekly staff meetings
  • Ensure all case notes, bio psycho-socials and goal plans are completed and of high quality
  • Develop direct reports to improve their practice
  • Model development and maintenance of key collaborative relationships
  • Ensure data collection is timely and accurate

Qualifications:

  • New York State LCSW plus 3 years’ experience as social worker
  • SIFI certification strongly preferred with at least one year’s experience supervising social work interns
  • At least one year’s experience in school setting, strong experience working with students and families
  • Work with fidelity to model while also being able to implement model according to specific school needs
  • Interest in and comfort with working with data to inform practice
  • Act as lead Partnership with Children representative at the school and have ability and interest in being the face of Partnership with Children within the school building
  • Work in fast-paced environment, flexible and can-do attitude
  • Bilingual (Spanish or Creole) a plusMust be able to pass criminal background check and clearance by NYC Department of Education

Hours:

  • Full-time, occasional weeknight and Saturday hours
  • Year-round position (summer location and duties may vary)

Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. All full-time employees receive an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, a 401k pension plan, life insurance, and twenty days paid vacation per year.