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2 Jul 2020

Instructional Support Middle School Behavioral Specialist

Equality Charter School

Job Description

Equality Charter School ( provides a high level of academic rigor in a nurturing learning community that will prepare scholars to be career-ready in college. Our mission is to ensure each scholar reaches individual academic and personal success through a nurturing, scholar-centered approach; and our approach is to serve any scholar, including those who are under-performing or who are from families in need of more resources. We offer a positive school environment, we value academic, behavioral, and social- emotional needs, and we use proactive strategies for teaching appropriate behavior. Our holistic programming focuses on career exploration, extensive athletics, art, health, theatre and music, and a host of special days, like career day, international day, and a borough-wide college fair.

Social Worker Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • In partnership with the members of MTSS Tiered Teams and staff, work tirelessly to ensure that classrooms and hallways embody the look, sound, and feel that we envision for our school
  • Collaborate with MTSS Teams and Grade Level Partner to assess Students and determine individual levels of need and create plans around those needs;
  • Provide Counseling Sessions, as needed;
  • Support non-assigned Students, as needed;
  • Provide crisis intervention, as needed;
  • Complete documentation for Students with IEPs in a timely manner and participate in annual reviews, as needed;
  • Utilize individual and group modalities to address Student’s social emotional needs;
  • Engage Families through phone calls, scheduled meetings, Parent Teacher Conferences and school activities or events;
  • Communicate with Students and Families around promotion-in-doubt;
  • Collaborate and communicate as needed with Supervisors, Staff and outside Providers to meet Students’ needs;
  • Support the School community;
  • Consider opportunities to share responsibility for grade-level and school-wide activities;
  • Display the highest ethical and professional behavior and confidentiality when working with Students, Parents, and Staff; and
  • Follow the guidelines of the NASW Code of Ethics and NYS Mandated Reporting.

Additional Qualifications, Highly Preferred::

  • LMSW or MSED in School Counseling from CACREP-accredited school
  •  A passion for being part of a team-oriented, mission-driven school culture
  • Documented track record of personal and professional success
  • Extensive knowledge of adolescent development
  • Experience in therapeutic modalities related to children and families in traditionally underserved communities
  • Experience working within a school environment or extensive work with youth
  • Experience in DBT- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Experience in CBT- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Want to learn more? Check out the links below to learn more about Equality Charter School:


How to Apply

Please visit our career page to apply!

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

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