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16 Jul 2021

School Network Staff Social Worker/Mental Health Counselor – (3 Positions)

Grand Street Settlement

Job Description

DEPARTMENT:     Youth and Community Development Services

• PS 297 (Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY) – 1 Position
• PS 328 (East New York, Brooklyn, NY) – 1 Position
• Brooklyn Community Arts & Media (BCAM) High School (Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NY) – 1 Position

PROGRAM:            Community Schools Initiative

REPORTS TO:       Community School Director

SALARY:                  Commensurate with experience; excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k retirement plan, and 24 paid vacation days per year

DATE:                        Full-time beginning July 2021; summer location and duties may vary

SCHEDULE:           Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm; some Saturdays and evenings

Grand Street Settlement is seeking a creative LMSW or LMHC with a can-do attitude to join its Community School Team at one of our Brooklyn schools (BCAM, PS 297, PS328). Social workers/mental health counselors on the Community School Team take on diverse portfolios of work that include individual and group counseling, supporting school-wide community-building and restorative practices, crisis intervention, and facilitating linkages to other service providers. The social worker or mental health counselor will also work closely with other members of the Community School Team (director, case managers, tutors, and expanded learning time staff) to provide other supports that will enhance the Community School.

• New York State LMSW or LMHC from an accredited school of social work (may consider candidates with a provisional license); SIFI certification preferred
• Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
• At least one year’s experience in a school setting; three or more years’ experience working with youth and families in underserved communities preferred
• Strong experience facilitating counseling groups, providing clinical services, and/or serving as a case manager for youth and families
• Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, to communicate and collaborate with diverse stakeholders, to prioritize multiple competing tasks, and to take initiative on new projects
• Strong organizational and computer skills
• Must be able to pass criminal background check and clearance by NYC Department of Education

• Provide individual counseling and case management
• Facilitate group counseling (individually or with co-facilitator)
• Conduct home visits and other outreach to engage parents in the provision of services to their children and, more broadly, in the school community
• Collaborate with school staff to meet the needs of students, families, and the school community
• Support the development of a positive school culture by helping to develop and implement school-wide and targeted initiatives
• Support the implementation of the Peer Group Connection peer leadership program and/or School Advisory program; co-teach a daily or weekly classes with a licensed teacher; attend related professional development, including overnight retreats
• Provide crisis intervention and continued follow-up for youth and families; conduct screenings for suicidality and self-harm
• Maintain confidential records including assessments, service plans, and case notes
• Develop and maintain relationships with other community resources to which the Community School Team can refer students and families
• Supervise one social work intern
• Perform other duties as assigned


If selected for this position, applicant must obtain NYC Dept. of Health fingerprint clearance and State Central Registry (SCR) clearance (fees may apply); ability to maintain State Central Registry (SCR) clearance and fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment.

*Community members from Williamsburg, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and the greater Brooklyn area are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.


How to Apply

Submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the specific components of the position you are applying for. If selected, we ask that you also provide us with three (3) professional references that we can contact (at least one (1) should be from a former supervisor). Please click on the link provided below, or use the link in a search bar and apply online through our career center.  

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: School Network Staff. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.