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21 Mar 2023

Instructional Support Social Worker (Temporary Assignment)

Inwood Academy for Leadership
 New York, New York County, New York, United States

Job Description

This position is a temporary, full-time position for the 22-23 and 23-24 academic years.

Click here to view our salary schedule for Teachers, SLPs, Social Workers and Counselors.



  • Spanish proficiency, required
  • LMSW Certification, required
  • Master’s degree in social work or similar program, including school or guidance counseling experience
  • At least three years experience working as a social worker
  • Receptiveness to ongoing coaching and evaluation
  • Energetic, motivated, innovative, prepared
  • Evidence of excellence when working with middle and high school students
  • Wide-ranging intellectual and educational interests
  • Superior communication skills
  • An ability to work collaboratively
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Meet regularly with students who have mandated counseling on their IEPs
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with external agencies
  • Refer individuals and families to external resources and services and when necessary
  • Refer cases of suspected child abuse to the State Central Registry
  • Monitor and facilitate the delivery of external resources and services until the student or family is stable
  • Administer records, documentation, and other compliance activities
  • Provide regular one-on-one counseling or group counseling to students and families
  • Ensure a safe, positive environment in group and one-on-one counseling sessions.
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed
  • Manage, track, and document student interactions and counseling schedule
  • Set goals with students and track progress towards those goals
  • Collaborate and communicate daily with supervisors, colleagues, and teachers to meet students’ needs
  • Implement and enhance the school’s systems and culture by discussing character education with students
  • Support principal, deans, and teachers when discipline issues arise
  • Member of IAL’s SST (Student Support Team) which assists in the development of comprehensive supports and interventions to students who are presenting challenging behaviors
  • Communicate effectively and promptly with students, families, and colleagues
  • Meet with parents regularly regarding student issues.
  • Participate actively in department meetings, faculty meetings, and other meetings
  • Share responsibility for grade-level and school-wide activities, including chaperoning events and being the staff Advisor to an after-school club
  • Provide recommendations to the staff and leadership team around approaches to working with struggling students
  • Display the highest ethical and professional behavior and confidentiality when working with students, parents, and staff
  • Other duties as assigned

How to Apply

Apply via our Careers page here.

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