Social Worker for 30Q417

  • Posted Date: Apr 20, 2022

Job Details

  • School Name: 30Q417
  • District: 30
  • School Site: 28-01 41st Avenue, Queens, NY 11101
  • Send Cover Letter and Resume to: Email


Social Worker


30Q417 is an open, welcoming, and culturally affirming community using robotics and challenge-based learning to empower students with the mindsets and skills to solve problems that matter. Our graduates will engage in joyful and meaningful learning, think deeply and critically, and grow emotionally and socially.

30Q417 is founded in collaboration with NYC FIRST. Supported by NYC FIRST’s extensive experience, the school’s core components will include robotics, advisory, Capstone projects, and new curricula within Humanities and STEM that integrate design thinking and challenge-based learning. Students will be engaged in all aspects of the school including the evaluation of courses, the design of new offerings, and the outfitting of the space. Students and staff will collaborate with the NYC FIRST team and travel weekly to the NYC FIRST STEM Center at Cornell Tech, on Roosevelt Island.

Our core values are Joy, Integrity, Courage, Empathy, Meaning-Making, Connectedness, and Kindness.

Our students are

  1. Curious people who are knowledgeable about the world.
  2. Engaged participants who are key to creating a more just and functional democracy.
  3. Sense makers who deal with conflicting knowledge.
  4. Generative thinkers reframe, imagine, and see problems from different perspectives.
  5. Essential co-creators because of what they bring and how they show up.
  6. Inventors of their own learning paths, careers, and lives.

Instructional Philosophy: We believe that children learn best when teaching and learning is

  1. Student-focused and personal
  2. Future-Oriented
  3. Problem-based
  4. Rooted in Design
  5. Purposeful

A seven-day summer planning institute will offer an essential opportunity for staff to be involved in developing the school’s culture and instructional program.

Because we believe that all staff members play an important role in the education of our students, the school will offer opportunities for social workers to support and participate in activities such as:

  • After-school and/or Saturday tutoring programs, enrichment, sports, arts, and family programs
  • In-house school committees and/or special programs
  • Daytime professional development such as inquiry work and collaborative conversation among staff members

Advance notice of dates will be supplied, and those who participate will be compensated according to the terms of the UFT contract. Staff participation in these activities is voluntary, although strongly encouraged, as they are very important to the development of the school.


Licensed certified Social Worker in New York City schools, [Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese] with satisfactory ratings and attendance.


Because roles in small schools are varied and complex, serious consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate in their resume and cover letter experience and/or willingness to commit to the school’s mission and core beliefs and to become involved in these essential aspects:

  • Practicing counseling to facilitate professional growth and collaboration that supports overall learning environment for students
  • Collaborating with staff members on the development of the socio-emotional developing based Advisory curriculum and provide support to teacher-advisors to develop the Advisory program and their skills as advisors
  • Participating in regular faculty development, reflective practice, professional organizations, peer coaching and Critical Friends Group work
  • Counseling students, individually and in groups, regarding discipline, social and emotional development, substance abuse, conflict mediation, and making appropriate referrals
  • Developing and maintaining partnerships with participating educational institutions, industry partners, and community-based organizations to support school initiatives including job shadowing, internships, and other academic opportunities
  • Organizing orientations (incoming freshman, college, and work fairs etc), workshops (PTA/at risk students, etc) and other public speaking events
  • Providing strategies and work with teachers to promote social and emotional competence in the classroom
  • Working collaboratively with staff and families to address attendance issues and help improve students’ attendance
  • Working collaboratively with staff to ensure services are most effectively organized for students

Leading school’s Pupil Personnel Team (PPT) and effectively create and implement plans of action for students whom the team identifies as those needing interventions


The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Willingness to carry out the above duties and responsibilities
  • Ability to collaborate with staff and participate in an Advisory program.
  • Success in collaborating on AIS (Academic Intervention Services) team
  • Knowledge of or ability to make referrals for students in need of additional services or alternative placements
  • Evidence of successful counseling strategies with regard to discipline, social and emotional development, substance abuse, and conflict mediation
  • Ability or willingness to develop conflict resolution programs including, but not limited to, restorative justice and peer mediation
  • Ability to provide strategies to staff in promoting social and emotional competence throughout the school
  • Evidence of success with students who exhibit academic, social, and/or emotional struggles, English Language Learners, students with special needs, and their families
  • Ability to intervene in crisis situations with verbal de-escalation techniques
  • Evidence of success leading workshops and discussions with/for parents
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills

In addition to the cover letter, resume, and interview, applicants must present three references including, if possible, one from a current supervisor. Other references might include a colleague with whom the applicant has collaborated, and/or a professional organization or staff development representative.


As per Collective Bargaining Agreement

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D

It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender(sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction(except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above - noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. For more information, please refer to the DOE Non - Discrimination Policy.

New Requirement

As of August 2, 2021, all NYC Department of Education new hires (who are not currently employees of the City of New York) must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to beginning their employment unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Please visit the New Employees page for details regarding Executive Order 75.