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. He/she also engages in extensive, collaborative work with Department of Education (DOE) teachers and administrators. Reports to: PROGRAM Director, YABC AT JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL Location: 99 Terrace View Avenue, Bronx NY 10463 Hours: 35 Hours/Week; Exempt (Monday Thursday 1 PM 9 PM, Friday 9 AM 5 PM) Major Duties: Provide initial intake, assessment, planning and ongoing case management with students. Provide individual and group counseling. Provide crisis intervention as needed. Conduct workshops on life skills, study habits, goal setting and related issues. Assist students in attending school regularly through identifying obstacles, connecting with resources and conducting home visits. Develop postsecondary plans with students. Develop resources and linkages to meet student needs. Work with families and DOE staff to assist student in achieving goals. Assist in carrying out other aspects of the program, including recognition events and leadership activities. Coordinate with other Good Shepherd Services team members and relevant school staff. Perform statistical, narrative and record keeping duties as required. Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Master s degree in Social Work required. Must have experience working with adolescents/young adults individually and in groups. Prior experience in a school setting helpful. Must be able to work 1 PM to 9 PM (Monday Thursday) and occasional Saturdays. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective. 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 General Requirements: All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Good Shepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment. 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 and shall 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 its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. Associated topics: community, community and social services, donor, fundraiser, fundraising, meter reader, registrar, social, social service, youth
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