We are looking for bright, energetic leaders who are passionate and urgent about solving our nation’s education problem. You do not need to have an education background to become a Founding Social Worker, only a drive to help kids develop a love of learning and become prepared for success in life.
The Social Worker is a full time position focused on helping students cope with personal and mental health needs that affect their school performance, behavior and socialization. Through one-on-one, small group, or school-wide sessions, the Social Worker will address issues relevant to the student population they serve. The school social worker will support leadership in identifying students of concern and identifying interventions to support them to better access classroom and academic content. When appropriate or necessary, the Social Worker will provide information for outside support services or agencies to help students and families deal with economic, emotional or physical challenges. The Social Worker will report to the School Leader.
Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom
Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player
Belief in and alignment with Deep Roots’ mission
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Welcoming and positive presence
Communicates well with others and demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues and community members
Enjoys working with children of all ages
Provide crisis intervention and advise on behavior management strategies to expedite students’ return to classrooms for learning and to build students’ ability to meet the school’s high expectations
Provide one-on-one counseling or group counseling as needed to students and families
Coordinate school meetings with families
Identify and train others to identify students and family members who may benefit from regular one-on-one counseling or group counseling
Develop and implement curriculum for social and emotional development/intervention with students
Manage administrative and appropriate direct-service elements of the referral process for social services and special education services
Conduct regular needs-assessments of current and emerging student and family needs
Use needs-assessments to identify and cultivate internal and external resources and services
Refer individuals and families to external resources and services
Monitor and facilitate the delivery of external resources and services
Evaluate impact and quality of external resources and services
Administer records, documentation, and other compliance activities
Partner with the Dean of Students to design and coordinate family-engagement and family-education activities
Maintain the high behavioral and academic expectations of DRCS, with consistent implementation of DRCS systems, in all classrooms and other public spaces
Additional duties as assigned
Education and Experience:
Master’s degree required
Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) certification required
Experience working with and in urban schools is highly preferred
Title: Founding Social Worker Location: Philadelphia, PA 19134 Job Type: Full-time
***1PM DISMISSAL FOR ALL STUDENTS ON PSSA TESTING DAYS.***
ELA (English Language Arts): April 15-17 Math: April 29-30 Science (4th Grade only): May 1-2
Have your child get a good night’s rest.
Have your child eat a good, healthy breakfast.
Encourage your child to try their best.
Encourage your child to take their time, read carefully and check their work.
Be at school and be on time! Remember school starts at 8:00 am.
All mobile devices will be collected prior to the assessment, and returned following.