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29 Jul 2021

School Network Staff Social Work Parental Leave Position for 6-8 grade at Small Progressive Charter School, August 2021 – February 2022

Community Roots Charter School

Job Description

About the Position:

We are looking for a school social worker for an upcoming parental leave coverage to work with our 6th-8th grade students and families. The position starts in August 2021 and runs through February 2022.

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 health care insurance for employment terms over 90 daysQualifications:
  • Extensive knowledge of adolescent development
  • Experience in therapeutic modalities related to children and families from the communities CRCSserves, including assessment and treatment of trauma
  • Experience working within a school environment or extensive work with teenagers and young adults
  • MSW or Master’s degree in counseling-related disciplineMain 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 withstruggling students
    • Establish strong relationships with students, staff, and families
    • Support Co-Directors, Dean and teachers in restorative practices when discipline issues arise
    • Collaborate with k-8 social work team to plan and facilitate staff development and family workshopsrelated to student, family or staff mental health and socio-emotional needs
    • Co-lead a Crew of 12-15 students and serve as advisor to 6 students
    • Co-teach 8th grade sexual health electiveCommunity 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

Please apply by sending your resume to Erin Carstensen, Community Roots Middle School Co-Director,

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

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