School Social Worker

Newark, NJ
BRICK Newark
Building Responsible Intelligent Creative Kids (BRICK) aims to place all children on a positive life trajectory by providing our students with the academic and character skills they need to be college-ready, and by addressing the elements of adversity that impede their academic success so that they can all become successful adults.
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Here is a great opportunity to be part of an exciting entrepreneurial organization that focuses on turning around chronically failing schools and starting high performing schools. We are looking for an individual who will help build an organization from the ground up. If you are interested in being part of success at a greater scale and looking to invest in a theory of change that actually works – then this is your organization.  
The School Social Worker serves as a critical member of the school community.  The Social Worker delivers and monitors high-quality, data-driven, interventions to support students in meeting and surpassing their individualized goals.  The role will include providing core services to scholars and staff in prevention, consultation, intervention, and assessment.   The Social Worker will work with Special Education scholars and staff; as well as General Education scholars and staff. The ideal candidate will have school experience, CST experience, and outside of school clinical experience.

Essential Functions

    • Observe students in classrooms and common areas; collect and record data; and communicate with school staff on scholar progress
    • Hold regular group and individual counseling sessions with students
    • Provide crisis intervention when necessary
    • Create Functional Behavior Assessments; share and monitor interventions with school staff
    • Help all stakeholders, including school staff and parents, to understand child development and how it affects student performance academically and social/emotionally
    • Complete special education paperwork and attend team meetings
    • Conduct referrals to outside agencies and keep regular touch points with agencies to measure student progress towards meeting individualized school goals
    • Serve as the school HIB coordinator and investigator
    • Participate in BRtS meetings and IEP evaluation meetings as needed
    • Work with teachers to implement the school’s SEL program
    • Work closely with network Director of SPED and SEL and to implement the BRICK SPED and SEL model in the school


    • Possess a Masters in Social Work and hold a NJ Department of Education School Social Worker Certification
    • Experience holding individual and group counseling with students who have emotional and
    • Experience supporting teachers in the implementation of SEL program
    • At least three years of experience working with elementary aged students in urban setting required
    • Ability to work 7:30-4:30 daily, and until 5pm one day a week
    • Accessible outside of work hours for students, as needed
    • Candidates must be able to start August 13, 2018

Salary and Employment Period

    • Salary Range: Competitive compensation package
    • Full time
    • Employment Period: Ten Months
    • Fringe Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision 
BRICK is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. BRICK promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.