Social Worker Vacancy Circular (19K935)

  • Posted Date: Apr 20, 2021 Deadline: Apr 20, 2022
  • 76 Dinsmore Pl., Brooklyn, New York United States

Job Details

Social Worker Vacancy Circular

School Name: M.S. 935
District: 19
School Site: K667, 76 Dinsmore Pl., Brooklyn, NY 11208
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Social Worker


Our Mission

Our mission at M.S. 935 is to provide students with a well-rounded, rigorous, inquiry-based education that is rooted in STEM. Staff, parents and students will work collaboratively to ensure that students have the tools and skills necessary to engage in a curriculum that allows students to continue to be innovative and inquisitive, while maintaining their path to college and career readiness. We will continue to provide a safe, inclusive and engaging learning environment for all students via traditional and remote learning platforms so that our students will become the problem solvers of tomorrow.

Our Vision

The students of M.S. 935 will take their classroom, remote learning and regular life experiences and apply them to solving real-world issues. Students will engage in inquiry based (STEM) activities, that will require them to think critically while still being creative. Students will be immersed in a flexible learning environment, that provides structure and positive mental stimulation to warrant growth for future excellence.

We are looking to hire teachers who understand the importance of a team and embody the following core values that we are instilling in our students:

M.S. 935 students are:

Resilient – Our students do not give up in the face of adversity. Instead they push through the obstacles in front of them and find a solution to the problem.
Inquisitive – Our students are curious and they question the status quo. They look for deeper meaning and understanding of what they see.
Innovative – Our students are not satisfied with the existing way of doing things. They look for new ways to solve current and future problems in the world.
Compassionate – Our students understand the well-being of others is important. They look to support their community and their peers.
Honorable – Our students are striving to be respected and productive citizens in society, who choose to do the right thing because it is the right thing and not for accolades or acknowledgement.

A 10-day summer planning institute will offer an essential opportunity for staff to be involved in developing the school’s culture and instructional program. Additionally, the school will offer opportunities for teachers to participate in:

  • 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, inter-visitations, teacher common planning, and collaborative conversation

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.

Eligibility Requirements

New York State certification in the appropriate content area, with satisfactory ratings and attendance.

Duties and Responsibilities

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
  • Organizing orientations (incoming freshman, college, and work fairs etc), workshops (PTA/at risk students, etc) and other public speaking events
  • Providing support to teachers to assess and address students’ social and emotional needs
  • Participating in community outreach events that foster healthy family involvement
  • 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

Selection Criteria

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Willingness to carry out the above duties and responsibilities
  • 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 and/or willingness to use or learn to use NYCDOE Systems, Microsoft and Google Apps
  • Ability or willingness to develop conflict resolution programs including, but not limited to, restorative justice and peer mediation
  • Clinical experience with addressing contemporary issues that affect youth living in high poverty communities
  • 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
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and writing with colleagues, parents, students, and the community
  • Commitment 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.

Work Schedule and Salary

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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