Social Worker (2018-19 School Year)

Who You Are

  • An education reformer with an unwavering commitment to the Democracy Prep mission of college success and authentic civic engagement for our scholars.
  • A state-certified school social worker with a passion for counseling youth and providing individualized interventions
  • An excellent communicator, with demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively to a variety of stakeholders.
  • A graduate of a master’s degree program in social work at a competitive college or university.

 

What You’ll Do

  • Provide individual and group counseling mandates to our scholars/families.
  • Help scholars cope with personal and psychological issues that affect their school performance, behavior, and socialization.
  • Provide information for and/or referrals to outside support services or agencies to help scholars deal with economic, emotional, or physical challenges.
  • Assess scholar independent functioning skills toward possible referrals to outpatient treatment/counseling/support options.
  • Assess possible abuse and neglect cases to appropriate emergency intervention organizations.
  • Assist teachers and administrators in dealing with behavioral or attitude issues by communicating with scholars to find the causes of their distress.
  • Develop and implement professional development training for educational staff and parents as requested.

 

Compensation

Democracy Prep employees are provided with a benefits package that includes medical, vision, and dental insurance, 403B matching, parental leave, tuition reimbursement, a smartphone, and a laptop.


Meet Some of Democracy Prep Public Schools's Employees

Amanda T.

Operations Manager

Amanda manages all of the back-of-house operations that are needed to run Harlem Prep Elementary School, one of Democracy Prep’s K-5 schools, every day.

Keenan K.

Behavioral Support Specialist

From handling disciplinary issues with scholars to getting them the correct uniform, Keenan spends his days creating a safe and happy school culture where students can thrive.


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