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15 Apr 2021

Instructional Support Bilingual Social Worker/Mental Health Counselor

Grand Street Settlement

Job Description


Bilingual Social Worker/Mental Health Counselor


Youth and Community Development Services


Williamsburg, Brooklyn


Community Schools Initiative


Community School Director


Commensurate with experience; benefits include health and dental insurance, a 401k retirement plan, and 24 paid vacation days per year


February 2021; summer location and duties may vary


Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm (Full-time); some Saturdays and evenings


Grand Street Settlement is seeking a creative LMSW or LMHC with a can-do attitude to join its Community School Team at Juan Morel Campos Secondary School. Social workers/mental health counselors on the Community School Team take on diverse portfolios of work that include individual and group counseling, supporting school-wide community-building and restorative practices, crisis intervention, and facilitating linkages to other service providers. The social worker or mental health counselor will also work closely with other members of the Community School Team (director, case managers, tutors, and expanded learning time staff) to provide other supports that will enhance the Community School.


  • New York State LMSW or LMHC from an accredited school of social work (may consider candidates with a provisional license); SIFI certification preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish) required
  • At least one year’s experience in a school setting; three or more years’ experience working with youth and families in underserved communities preferred
  • Strong experience facilitating counseling groups, providing clinical services, and/or serving as a case manager for youth and families
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, to communicate and collaborate with diverse stakeholders, to prioritize multiple competing tasks, and to take initiative on new projects
  • Strong organizational and computer skills
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check and clearance by NYC Department of Education


  • Provide individual counseling and case management
  • Facilitate group counseling (individually or with co-facilitator)
  • Conduct home visits and other outreach to engage parents in the provision of services to their children and, more broadly, in the school community
  • Collaborate with school staff to meet the needs of students, families, and the school community
  • Support the development of a positive school culture by helping to develop and implement school-wide and targeted initiatives
  • Support the implementation of the Peer Group Connection peer leadership program and/or Middle School Advisory program; co-teach a daily or weekly   classes with a licensed teacher; attend related professional development, including overnight retreats
  • Provide crisis intervention and continued follow-up for youth and families; conduct screenings for suicidality and self-harm
  • Maintain confidential records including assessments, service plans, and case notes
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other community resources to which the Community School Team can refer students and families
  • Supervise one social work intern
  • Perform other duties as assigned

How to Apply

Submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the specific components of the position you are apply for.  If selected, we ask that you also provide three (3) professional references (one of whom must be 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. *Community members from Williamsburg, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and the greater Brooklyn area are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. EOE No phone calls, please!

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support.