Social Worker

  • Posted Date: Jun 4, 2020 Deadline: Oct 31, 2020

Job Details

School Name: P.S. 390Q

District: 26

School Site: 56-10 214th Street Bayside, New York 11364

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Social Worker


School Vision

Our vision is to create a shared community that instills passion for learning and develops kindhearted, 21st century transformational CIVIC leaders in a safe, encouraging and collaborative environment. Our students will be prepared to successfully engage in the evolving technological, global community in which we live.

School Mission

P.S. 390Q will create an environment that celebrates diversity, fosters intellectual safety, encourages curiosity and promotes well-being for all children. Students will collaborate, explore, inquire, and innovate. By engaging in authentic real-world learning experiences, students will be empowered to embrace their CIVIC responsibility, engage their voice and contribute to the greater community. Through student centered teaching and learning, students will think critically about the world around them, engage in debate, and become problem solvers who promote positive change.

A five-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 worker’s to participate in activities like:

  • After school and/or Saturday tutoring, enrichment, sports, arts, and family programs
  • In-house school committees and/or special programs
  • Daytime professional development such as inquiry work, intervisitations, team common

    planning, and collaborative conversation

  • School, district, and city community evening and/or weekend events

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, bilingual +Mandarin preferred 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
  • Serving as a faculty-advisor to a small “advisory group” of students throughout their duration in school, and attending professional meetings to support this work
  • Counseling students, individually and in groups, regarding discipline, social and emotional development, substance abuse, conflict mediation,and making appropriate referrals
  • Maintaining regular and open communication with parents
  • 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, workshops (PTA/at risk students, etc) and other public speaking events
  • Having an open door policy for all members of the school community
  • Working collaboratively with staff and families to address attendance issues and help improve students’ attendance
  • 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
  • Success in forming successful partnerships with community-based organizations and other organizations that offer social and emotional supports to students
  • 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
  • Experience collaborating on an inter-disciplinary grade level team
  • Ability and/or willingness to use or learn to use Google Apps
  • Ability or willingness to develop conflict resolution programs including, but not limited to restorative justice and peer mediation
  • 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 articulate strategies with other building staff to promote social and emotional competence in the classroom, recognize and address bullying techniques, and implement a behavior modification plan.
  • Evidence of success leading workshops and discussions with/for parents
  • Commitment or willingness to continuous professional growth (e.g. professional development, formal education, professional literature)

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.

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