Mary McDowell Friends School (MMFS), a K-12 College Prep Quaker School for students with learning disabilities, invites applications for the position of Social Worker beginning August 2018.
Position Overview: The social worker position is a part-time position. The goals of the Social Worker are to support the mission of the school by working with students, faculty, and family providing guidance in the areas of social and emotional well being.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Serve as a resource for students, faculty, and families related to social and emotional issues
Consult with students, faculty, and families on as need basis related to student social and emotional issues
Engage with outside providers related to specific student needs and issues
Make referrals when necessary to outside providers
Provide crisis intervention if necessary (following specific MMFS protocols)
Collaborate with other counseling team members and be a resource to one another
Communicate all necessary information to appropriate members of the school community
Attend weekly division meetings.
Attend full faculty meetings.
Participate on a school-wide or division based committees and ad hoc committees where necessary.
Participate in team meetings with students and student needs.
Communicate with all members of our community in a polite, thoughtful and honest manner.
Act with integrity and address all conflicts in a professional manner.
Communicate with parents and guardians to discuss student's needs and progress. This may be through e-mail, written notes, phone calls and to face to face meetings.
Communicate with outside therapists, tutors and other professionals working with our students.
Complete and submit recommendations, evaluations and other requests for information about students.
Work to ensure clear communication with families, psychologists, therapists and other outside providers. Seek support when necessary.
Plan for and participate in parent-teacher conferences.
All employees are required to familiarize themselves with faculty handbook and employment manuals and meet the expectations outlined within each.
A sense of fun, adventure and humor is a plus.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
We offer a rewarding work experience at our upper school in Brooklyn, NY. The school has an ongoing commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusiveness throughout the community and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the school's administration and faculty. To apply, please upload a letter of interest and resume here as a .pdf (preferable) or word document. For a full list of vacancies, please visit our website. Inquiries about this position can be directed to Tina Moreno, HR Manager. You will receive an acknowledgment when we receive your résumé. If your background and experience are appropriate to the position, you will be contacted directly by a member of our staff. Visit http://marymcdowell.org/live/about-us for more information on our schools. Equal Employment Opportunity
Employment at Mary McDowell Friends School is based solely on qualifications and competence for a particular position, without regard to race, color, ethnic origin, nationality, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, familial status, or any other category protected by the law. Mary McDowell Friends School's policy of non-discrimination extends to all employment practices including but not limited to, hiring, transfer, promotion, training, compensation, benefits, layoffs, and termination.
MA in Social Work/MSW or LCSW license required. Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies to maximize performance, problem-solving and achieve results. Willingness to learn and adapt to a new environment.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and G Suite applications & experience in special education, the private sector, or independent school system a plus.