SENIOR SOCIAL WORKER, CROSSROADS AT AUTOMOTIVE HIGH SCHOOL
Good Shepherd Services - Brooklyn, NY

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The Senior Social Worker provides a range of personal and academic counseling services to students and supportive services to their families in a collaborative attendance improvement and dropout prevention program. The Senior Social Worker is responsible for the oversight of two MA level Advocate Counselors and Attendance Outreach Worker, and oversees the Automotive Crossroads program when the Program Director is not on site. The Senior Social Worker utilizes a youth development model that actively engages young people and supports academic success through individual and group counseling and related activities. The Senior Social Worker is fully integrated into the life of the school. MAJOR DUTIES:
•Provide counseling, assessment, case management, academic planning, and attendance outreach for up to 35 students.
•Monitor lateness and cutting.
•Develop rapid interventions for all students in order quickly address barriers to achieving maximum academic performance.
•Provide supervision for two MA level Advocate Counselors and Attendance Outreach Worker.
•Oversee the Automotive Crossroads program when the Program Director is not on site.
•Develop group work strategies that support and enhance students’ skill development and help build on youth competencies.
•Perform family interventions to support family engagement and participation in the school community and the lives of their youth.
•Conduct home visits as required.
•Refer youth and families to appropriate resources both within the Good Shepherd Program Network and other community organizations and resources as appropriate.
•Provide summer outreach to students and their families and contribute to provision of summer bridge activities.
•Demonstrate consistent purposeful use of data to inform practice
•Provide technical assistance to (Department of Education) DOE staff on advisement, group work and youth development.
•In conjunction with GSS team and school, develop special events, after-school activities and summer programming.
•Actively participate in staff/team meetings.
•Lead and/or participate in occasional out-of-city and overnight trips for leadership, educational or enhancement purposes.
•Provide crisis intervention as needed.
•Coordinate with other Good Shepherd Services team members
•Generate data required for statistical reporting and ensure that appropriate paperwork/database entry is completed.
•Maintain a collaborative relationship with DOE staff in various roles including principal, guidance counselors, deans, and teachers.
•Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS:
•LMSW required.
•Supervisory experience required.
•Experience and demonstrated skill in working with youth and families required.
•Prior experience in a school setting preferred.
•Ability to implement best practices to achieve desirable outcomes.
•Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends.
•Excellent organizational, written, and communication skills.
•Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.

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