Location and Job Title:
YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood
54 Nagle Ave
New York, NY 10040
Do you want to be part of a thriving and nurturing organization that continually strives to provide topnotch youth development programs?
Join a broader community of education professionals where you can make a difference in the lives of youth while growing in your career and doing fun, meaningful work!
The Y @ Harbor Heights
Harbor Heights serves 6th to 8th-grade students who are recent arrivals from Spanish-speaking countries. The student body is 100% Latino and considered English Language Learners (ELL). Programs are focused on leadership, STEM, and academics. Students also engage in instrumentation, sports, theater, film, arts & crafts, and STEM.
As a Social Worker, you will be responsible for the implementation of an active mental health presence in the school and the Y. By working alongside the school's guidance counselor during the school day, and the afterschool program director during the afternoons, the social worker will conduct clinical assessment, interventions, and referrals, such as individualized counseling sessions with students, and group sessions with a mix of 6th-8th grade male and female students. Sessions may also include parents, afterschool staff, school teachers, and/or school administration. During the summer months, the social worker will continue with assessments, interventions, and referrals to youth exhibiting social and emotional challenges.
Exciting Social Work and Counseling roles are in store for you!
- Observe and identify participants during the programs that require additional support.
- Create individualized action plans for participants who need additional support to help students improve.
- Conduct one-on-one and group counseling sessions with identified students who need direct service.
- Develop case notes for students receiving direct services.
- Manage a caseload of 15 students referred by the afterschool program director, school's guidance counselor, and/or school's administration.
- Conduct small to medium-sized group sessions with a mixture of 5-15 middle school students.
- Report back to afterschool program director on successes and challenges for grant reporting.
- Report any child abuse or neglect to school and afterschool Program Director
- Educate parents on available resources to better support their child(ren).
- Provide some professional development opportunities for program staff (i.e., behavior management, conflict resolution).
- Participate in school and afterschool meetings and professional development programs as needed.
- Advocate for students, families, and resources.
Working part-time at the Y is rewarding and fulfilling too!
- Salary: $ 58,500 - 65,000 (commensurate with your qualifications)
- Generous Paid Time Off
- Competitive benefits package (Health Insurance; Retirement Plan; Optional 403b Plan; Life Insurance;Flexible Spending Account;Commuter Benefit Plan;Free Y Fitness Center/Gym Membership)
This job might be for you if:
- You are available to work Monday-Friday, 10 am - 6:30 pm with room for flexibility.
- You have solid clinical and cultural knowledge of clinical issues, immigrant and trauma-related work.
- You have excellent organizational skills and attentive to details.
- You have proven planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluation skills; can work in a well--planned and organized manner; can follow through multiple deliverables' can work in a fast-paced environment where cultural sensitivity is a must.
- You are organization and people savvy; can make informed decisions; can collaborate, lead, and develop others, influence, forge strong partnerships, and maintain cordial professional relationships.
- You are comfortable dealing with change, multiple competing priorities, and fluid environment; flexible and adaptable, especially when faced with challenging situations.
- You have first-rate verbal and written communication skills; able to clearly and appropriately communicate in a variety of settings and styles.
- You are proficient in the use of Google Suite, MS Office applications, social media, and other technology platforms for youth programs.
To land this job, you need to:
- Possess a Master's Degree in Social Work
- Have at least two years of professional
experience in Social Work
- Be knowledgeable of immigrant issues and community resources, especially for Spanish speaking immigrants
- Be SIFI (Seminar in Field Instruction) certified, or eligible to take the SIFI instructions two years after graduation
- Exhibit proficiency in both English and Spanish languages; can read, write, listen, and speak fluently in Spanish and English
You are extra awesome if:
You have experience providing mental health services to middle and high school -aged youth
Established in 1917 as one of the first Jewish community centers in New York City, the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood (the Y) today is a thriving and visionary not-for-profit human services organization in Northern Manhattan.We offer a wide range of educational, recreational, and social services programs to enhance the quality of life of the people we serve. From topnotch early childhood education and youth development programs to innovative senior center services, there's always something for everyone at the Y!