24 Jun 2024

Instructional Support Social Worker

The NY Institute for Special Education
 Bronx County, New York, United States

Job Description

POSITION:             Social Worker: Schermerhorn Program

REPORTS TO:       Principal/Assistant Principal

Under the direction of the Principal or Assistant Principal, the Social Worker performs duties in the areas listed below. Social Worker assignments will vary according to the needs of the Institute.

The Social Worker will make an impact in many areas, with responsibilities and duties including, but not limited to:

  • Identifies and assesses the learning, development and adjustment characteristics and needs of individual students and groups, as well as the environmental factors that affect learning and adjustment. Uses assessment data about the student and his/her environment(s) in developing appropriate interventions and programs;
  • Collaborates with other disciplines to ensure team understanding of student educational, social and emotional strengths and needs, through evaluation, educational program planning and service Provides consultation to parents, teachers, and other school personnel and community agencies to enhance the learning and adjustment of students;
  • Ensure that students receive Counseling services, individual and/or group as indicated by the Individual Educational Plan (IEP);
  • Develop and write appropriate Individual Educational Plans (IEP) for each student assigned to the Social Worker based on student needs and evaluation results;
  • Develops behavior modification plans, Functional Behavioral Assessments, and data collection forms as needed;
  • Integrate appropriate behavioral, social, emotional and educational interventions/ plans into comprehensive student educational program;
  • To actively contribute to team planning and staffing meetings by sharing information with other staff members and using their input to formulate comprehensive and integrated plans for students;
  • Applies ethics and standards of practice in the delivery of social work services and observes relevant laws and policies that govern practice;
  • Ensure that parents are informed of each student’s progress and provide assistance to families to help with carryover of Maintains a mature professional attitude in the interactions with students, families and other staff members;
  • Follow all procedures and routines of the assigned program and the whole of the To conform to procedures and routines of the Institute, to ensure consistency and continuity of each child’s program;
  • Complete assigned paperwork as per the due dates stated by the program administrator;
  • Plan and conduct in-service education for staff so as to enhance staff’s ability to understand and follow through on therapist recommendations for best practices;
  • To participate in school and community based professional development activities;
  • Other duties assigned by supervisor as necessary.


  • Have successfully completed and graduated from an accredited graduate school program recognized by the State of New York and have completed all courses and fieldwork requirements for certification;
  • Current license and registration to practice in New York as a Licensed Master Social Worker or Licensed Certified Social Worker issued by New York State Department of Education;
  • A proficient level of knowledge in the following areas of Behavior Management & Crisis Intervention

How to Apply

Please visit our website and complete an application NYISE Application Send your resume/cover letter attention to Matthew Burns:  

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

Job expires in 7 days.