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Reports To: Dean of Social Services

Overview:

Broome Street Academy Charter High School will empower our students to reach their highest aspirations for post-secondary success. Our equitable, holistic and student-centered approach will provide students with access to a rigorous, standards-based curriculum that will equip our graduates with the skills they need to make a positive impact on their communities and the broader world.

Broome Street Academy is a tuition-free public charter high school devoted to providing students the necessary skills and support to graduate prepared for a successful future beyond high school. Our admissions policy gives preference to siblings and students who are homeless, in foster care, or from low performing schools, though all students are welcome to apply. A Broome Street Academy graduate will possess the 21st-century knowledge, collaborative and technological skills and personal qualities that will enable them to contribute to their community and pursue their educational and professional goals.

At BSA, we hold our students to five pillars of excellence to support students in becoming well-rounded, valuable and value-added citizens. The five pillars of PRIDE include:

Professionalism, Resilience, Investment, Dignity, Empathy

Broome Street Academy values:

  • Student Voice
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Academic rigor (including challenging curriculum and AP courses)
  • Caregiver involvement
  • A safe, supportive school environment
  • Development of and respect for community partnerships
  • Healthy social and emotional relationships.

The Department:

The Social Work Team at Broome Street Academy (BSA) is made up of three clinical social workers, and one attendance improvement social worker. The school social worker caseload is made up of 25-30 students with IEPs on which counseling is mandated. This may be group or individual counseling and is mandated weekly. In addition to mandated counseling, the social worker also provides counseling and crisis intervention as needed to general education students.

Broome Street Academy is an inclusive environment where mental health is not stigmatized, and social emotional concerns are taken very seriously by the entire staff. Referrals come from teachers, caregivers, and other administrators, and the team is expected to assess and triage, before deciding along with the Dean of Social Services, what the next step in treatment will be. The team is also responsible for working closely with The Door’s Adolescent Health Center to case conference shared clients who receive psychiatric or other counseling services there.

BSA community has been intensely impacted by COVID-19 as far as losses to the virus, losses of jobs, and general community struggles. In addition to regular school counseling services, the team provides trauma and bereavement counseling to students who have experienced loss, as well as trauma related to quarantine and its stressors.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual and group counseling and case management for grades 9 – 12
  • Prepare all treatment plans and case notes
  • Provide mandated counseling for students with Individualized Education Plans and adhere to the goals therein
  • Attend all IEP meetings for students on caseload
  • Serve as part of a front line crisis team to respond to all mental health and behavioral crisis in the building in close coordination with the Dean’s team
  • Follow crisis situations from beginning to end, maintaining constant supervision of student experiencing crisis in the building
  • Thoroughly assess students for suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation and other risk factors per SW department “Policies and Procedures on Risk”
  • Evaluate the total scope of the student for family therapeutic referrals and follow-up
  • Develop and facilitate support groups for diverse adolescent populations and caregivers
  • Maintain effective communication and rapport with students, staff, and caregivers
  • Work with teachers to address the individual needs of students
  • Supervise large and small groups of students inside and outside of the classroom, including hallways
  • Keep students on task and give feedback about performance during sessions
  • Attend after school activities and yearly trips
  • Confer with caregivers and outside agencies as needed around issues related to functioning of youth
  • Attend Caregiver meetings
  • Collaborate closely on treatment planning, goals and approaches with The Door’s Counseling Center for students who utilize those services and also receive IEP-mandated counseling in school
  • Supervise social work interns and complete SIFI training
  • Perform other duties assigned as a member of the BSA community

Qualifications Needed:

  • MSW  degree required
  • Three years+ of clinical experience in a mental health or school setting preferred
  • Ability to engage and diffuse crisis situations
  • Ability to work effectively with adolescents, families, professionals and other personnel from a wide range of cultural, social and economic backgrounds.
  • Experience with time limited treatment approaches preferred
  • Experience with treating adolescents preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

This position is, full time, 40 hours per week

Contact: Submit resume and cover letter to: APPLY

COVID -19 POLICY

The Door and Broom Street Academy follow the CDC and NYS recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Door and Broom Street Academy are now requiring all new hires to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have a qualified exemption.

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to our organization. We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.