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Bilingual Clinical Social Worker

Make the Road New York is a non-profit organization that builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. We have 16,000 members and operate five community centers in Bushwick, Brooklyn; Jackson Heights, Queens; Port Richmond and Midland Beach, Staten Island; and Brentwood, Long Island.

Make the Road New York's Youth Power Project reaches low-income youth and supports them in becoming effective thinkers, leaders and decision-makers. Our grassroots campaigns give young people--many of whom feel powerless and alienated--a voice in policies that affect them. Our programs provide academic and emotional support, cultivate creativity and critical thinking skills, and help students seize educational opportunities. Make the Road New York has been selected to be the lead partner to the four high schools on Bushwick Campus to support and coordinate their transition into a community school, as part of the Mayor's Initiative to create over 100 community schools.

Make the Road New York (MRNY) is seeking a full time Clinical Social Worker to be a part of our Community School Team based at Bushwick Campus (400 Irving Ave, Brooklyn, NY). This is a full time position that requires a flexible schedule. Applicants must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide confidential and supportive individual and group counseling to students
  • Utilize appropriate assessment tools and interventions to support students with respect to their social, psychological, and developmental needs
  • Make home visits and facilitate family conferences when needed
  • Develop relationships with school staff to facilitate a team approach, and integrate support for struggling students into the community school model
  • Create and facilitate professional development workshops for teachers on how to develop strong relationships with students
  • Create and facilitate wellness workshops for students
  • Supervise 2 to 3 graduate level social work interns


Requirements:

  • LMSW required, LCSW preferred
  • Experience working with adolescents in a clinical setting;
  • Must be fully bilingual in Spanish and English (spoken and written), and comfortable conducting outreach, workshops, and counseling in Spanish.
  • Commitment to social justice, knowledge of community organizations, and interest in building a grassroots movement;
  • Strong outreach, interpersonal, writing, and communication skills;
  • Strong ability to work with a team as well as independently;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders;

Compensation and Benefits:
Competitive annual salary based on a democratically designed salary scale, depending on relevant work experience, education, and other factors. MRNY offers a generous benefit package including health insurance and 401K

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should email cover letters and resumes to clinicalsocialworker@maketheroadny.org
MRNY is an equal opportunity employer. Women, LGBTQ, and people of color strongly encouraged to apply.