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Social Worker: Education/Vocation Programs

Company: Good Shepherd Services
Location: Brooklyn
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

About Us:

Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year - and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain's New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference!

Benefits: For Full Time Employees Benefits/Perks:

  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Generous paid time off (Including 5 Self-Care Days/Floating Holidays, 12 Sick Days, 15 Vacation Days, and 11 Holidays)
  • Healthcare Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Pet Care)
  • 403(b) Plan (GSS contributes 3% of your salary to your 403(b) plan after 3 years of service, with contributions increasing over time) Candidates hired in this position will work in person but will have the flexibility to work remotely when program need allows

    Overview: Title: SOCIAL WORKER, Education/Vocational Programs
    Reports to: Program Director

    Location: Various Sites available in the Bronx and Brooklyn

    Hours: 35 Hours/Week; Exempt

    Mon-Friday: Hours Vary

    Salary: $55,000 - $62,000

    Job Summary: The Social Worker provides individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, attendance outreach, and workshops to young adults and assists in implementing other aspects of the Program; collaborates extensively with Department of Education (DOE) teachers and administrators.

    Major Duties:
    • Provide initial intake, assessment, planning and ongoing case management with students.
    • Provide individual and group counseling and crisis intervention as needed.
    • Facilitate case consultations with the Advocate Counselors, Internship Coordinator and DOE staff.
    • Conduct workshops on healthy relationships, dating violence, nutrition and other relevant topics.
    • Assist students in attending school through identifying obstacles and connecting with resources
    • Conduct home visits when necessary.
    • Develop resources and linkages to meet student needs.
    • Work with families and DOE staff to assist students in achieving goals.
    • Assist in carrying out other aspects of the program including recognition events, trips and leadership activities.
    • Plan and coordinate with other Good Shepherd Services team members and relevant school staff.
    • Participate in agency-wide workgroups.
    • Attend continuing education workshops and trainings.
    • Perform statistical, narrative and record keeping duties as required.
    • Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications:
      • Bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred
      • Master's Degree in Social Work or related counseling field required.
      • Must have experience working with adolescents/young adults individually and in groups.
      • Knowledge of Trauma-Informed Practice a plus.
      • Knowledge of and passion for Racial and Social Justice a plus.
      • Prior experience in a school setting preferred.
      • Must be able to work evenings and some Saturdays.
      • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills a plus.
      • Must be able to work cohesively as part of an inter-disciplinary team.
      • Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based, youth, family and community development perspective. Additional Information: Good Shepherd Services is an equal opportunity employer that is proudly committed to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization that stands up for justice and equity . We welcome prospective employees from diverse backgrounds, for administrative support and direct service and leadership roles, who will join us on that journey, uphold our values and approach , and believe in our mission. Additionally, we aim to have a racially representative leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with.

        Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

        We are committed to providing a workplace that is accessible and accommodating to employees with disabilities. As part of our commitment to providing a barrier-free recruitment and selection process, we will provide reasonable accommodations upon request for candidates with disabilities. If you require any accommodations to participate in the hiring process, please inform us of your needs in advance. We value diversity and inclusivity in our workplace and encourage applicants of all abilities to apply.

Keywords: Good Shepherd Services, New York , Social Worker: Education/Vocation Programs, Education / Teaching , Brooklyn, New York

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