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1 Sep 2022

School Network Staff Elementary School Social Work Family Leave Position 2022-2023

Community Roots Charter School
 Kings County, New York, United States

Job Description

Community Roots Charter School, Elementary School Social Work Family Leave  Position 2022-2023


About the Position:

We are looking for a school social worker for an upcoming parental leave coverage to work with our Kindergarten-5th grade students and families. The position starts in November 2022 and runs through May 2023. 


About Us:

Community Roots Charter School (CRCS) is a K-8 school in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. As a diverse by design school, we are committed to being inclusive and centering anti-bias/anti-racist education. We provide all students with an educational environment where learner variability is acknowledged, valued and supported. We view this variability as an inherent strength of our community and use it to inform classroom practices and lesson design. We also establish a strong sense of community where students reflect on their identities, learn from each other, develop critical reading and thinking skills, and are equipped with strategies to take action on issues they care about.


Teaching and learning at CRCS is embedded in a meaningful real world context, where we teach children to see the connections between school and the world. Through a rich social studies focus and a social-emotional curriculum, we aim to equip all of our students with the skills and perspectives that will support them in developing into fully engaged members of their communities.  


Please visit our website for more information about our school:  


Benefits and Compensation:

  • Competitive salary offered
  • Employee-only dental, vision, and healthcare insurance for employment terms over 90 days



  • Extensive knowledge of child development
  • Experience in therapeutic modalities related to children and families from the communities CRCS serves, including assessment and treatment of trauma
  • Experience working within a school environment or extensive work with children and adolescents
  • MSW or Master’s degree in counseling-related discipline

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Provide direct services to the school community, including:
  • Regular one-on-one counseling or group counseling to students and families, including mandated counseling for those students who are to receive services as stated on their IEP’s
  • Crisis intervention as needed
  • Managing, tracking, and documenting student interactions and counseling schedule
  • Setting goals with students and tracking progress towards those goals
  • Collaborate and communicate regularly with supervisors, colleagues, and teachers to meet students’ needs 
  • Reach out to organizations to provide families with outside therapy in place of or in addition to school services, when necessary; provide referrals to families as necessary
  • Participate actively in grade level meetings, faculty meetings, attendance meetings and other meetings
  • Provide recommendations to the staff and leadership team around approaches to working with struggling students
  • Establish strong relationships with students, staff, and families
  • Support Co-Directors and teachers in restorative practices when discipline issues arise
  • Collaborate with k-8 social work team to plan and facilitate staff development and family workshops related to student, family or staff mental health and socio-emotional needs

Community Roots seeks individuals who:

  • Believe that all children have the right to an exceptional education, understand that children learn in different ways, and work hard to provide/create the support each student needs
  • Believe that working and educating children in a diverse and inclusive environment is essential
  • Are committed to anti-bias/anti-racist education, professionally and personally
  • Are capable of building a safe, nurturing, supportive and high achieving school culture
  • Believe that communicating and building relationships with children’s families is essential
  • Believe that a combination of creativity and research generates engaging curriculum
  • Believe in and are capable of high levels of collaboration and communication
  • See themselves as active learners committed to ongoing professional development
  • Are reflective and embrace feedback 


How to Apply

How to apply: Please apply online at

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Temporary. Job Types: School Network Staff.