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Social Worker (Community School Program)- JH22

Sheltering Arms (formerly Episcopal Social Services) strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.


Job Summary: The Community School Social Worker will work closely with the Coordinator of the Community School Program and a team of specialized service providers at JHS 022 in order to provide mental health assessments and treatment to students and their families. He/she will liaise with JHS 022 faculty and the in-house team to provide interventions and participate in the development of Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) to ensure that the clinical and psycho-educational needs of students are being met. Clinical intervention will be grounded in the clinical model of youth development, using a strengths-based approach. The social worker will maintain clear and consistent communication with the principal, school faculty, school-based support team, students and their parents.


Essential Functions:


  • Conducts intake and orientation activities with students and their families
  • Provides direct individual and group therapy to students
  • Assesses program needs in order to develop group workshops 
  • Completes students’ psychosocial assessments, treatment plans, and case notes to ensure continuity of care
  • Attends school based support team meetings and provides in-service training to school faculty as needed
  • Conducts home visits as needed; provides linkage and referrals to support services
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor



  • Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) and LCSW certification required
  • A minimum of 3 years of work experience in a school setting
  • Understanding of client insurance billing
  • Experience conducting individual and group counseling
  • Knowledge of DSM-TR  Criteria
  • Strong communication, organizational and behavior management skills
  • Excellent judgment and the ability to work in a team in a variety of environments




It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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