Social Work Supervisor – Middle Schools

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Social Work Supervisor – Middle Schools

  • New York City, Brooklyn
  • Location:
  • Brooklyn Community Services - COMPASS After School Program 151 Lawrence Street 4th Floor Brooklyn, New York, 11201 Google Maps

  • Region : New York City Brooklyn
  • Job Type : Paid
  • Minimum age : 18
  • Status : Full Time
  • Length : Permanent
  • Number of Available Positions: 1
  • Minimum Hours/Week: 35Hours/Week
  • Specific Days Needed: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  • Public Transportation: Bus Train
  • Minimum Education: MSW
  • Area of Focus: Other
  • Job Description:

    Work Location: This position is school based – in the field across multiple DOE middle schools in the Division
    Must be able to travel to all work sites in Brooklyn
    Hours: Full Time 35 hours per week, 10am-6pm, This position is 100% fully in-person. No remote
    work available
    Salary: From $61,000 to $70,000



    BCS partners with people to overcome obstacles on their pathway toward self-determination. Since 1866, founded on the principle of neighbors helping neighbors, BCS has worked in neighborhoods impacted by systemic poverty. Today, we continue to strengthen communities by fostering the educational success of children, the leadership development of youth, the employment and housing stability of adults, the advancement of individuals living with disabilities, and the empowerment of seniors and families. Our work is rooted in the struggle for social justice and through action and advocacy we commit to shine a light on barriers that perpetuate inequitable systems as a part of the collective effort to ignite change. BCS serves more than 20,000 people in 42+ programs through the work of approximately 400 staff and 900 volunteers.

    Since March 2020, we have witnessed the compounding consequences of social isolation for children/youth with regard to education and mental health. Our children and youth have experienced devastating learning loss and trauma against the backdrop of the pandemic. We are seeing higher rates of incidents relating to mental health challenges, frustrations from educational struggles and behavioral concerns in all of our after-school programs. Young people have fallen deeply behind in their academics and continue to try to process the trauma experienced in the last two years. Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) resources and staff training play a critical role in working with children, youth and parents. Trauma and grief/loss have been profound in our communities and with the families we serve. More than ever, specialized child/youth mental health services are needed to support students through this post-pandemic transition and return to normalcy. The stigma of mental health carries its own set of challenges in our communities; the ability to offer on-site clinical support will lessen the burden placed on struggling families to find support elsewhere.


    With the goal of assisting with the overall coordination and implementation of BCS’s mission, vision and strategic plan to include the implementation of youth goals around STEAM, SEL and Youth Leadership Development in the Education and Youth Division (EYD) the Clinical Supervisor/Field Social Worker will:

    • Cultivate a safe and affirming environment to foster, develop and maintain an effective system of classroom management that encourages children to develop positive behaviors, encourage appropriate social interactions and meet development milestones;
    • Provide consistent supervision and management for all aspects of high quality program services delivery to clients from vulnerable populations in accordance with funder and regulatory requirements; best practices; BCS policies and Core Values. Serve as a role model to all stakeholders.
    • Provide Clinical oversight and support to middle school programs in the EYD portfolio with a rotating schedule of on-site visits. Visits include classroom observations and direct supervision with Program Directors. Must be held in-person;
    • Develop and review all current health and safety, behavioral management, crisis intervention and clinical support protocols for the EYD to ensure accuracy and consistency. Develop and implement SEL retraining program for staff;
    • Work with school administrators and site program directors to identify appropriate interventions to support students in need of social and emotional interventions, working from a trauma informed framework;
    • Develop a sustainable Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) professional development plan for EYD staff;
    • Work directly with on-site Program Directors and staff to provide targeted professional development training around SEL, trauma-informed care, classroom management, managing challenging behaviors and additional trainings needed based on classroom observations;
    • Build internal capacity for Program Directors and staff to continue SEL work when social workers or mental health services are not on-site;
    • Identify targeted resources and referrals for students and/or family members from appropriate school staff and community-based partners;
    • Work with site program directors and staff to develop and maintain an effective system of classroom management that encourages children to develop positive behaviors, encourage appropriate social interactions and meet development milestones;
    • Provide coverage and supervision for EYD sites as requested, as needed or when Program Directors are off-site;
    • Supervise MSW interns (with SIFI certification) at each DOE site;
    • Provide clinical support and coaching (in coordination with classroom teachers and assistant teachers) for students to address any social or behavioral issues impacting their performance in the classroom. Facilitate individual and small group coaching/mentoring sessions with staff weekly, on a regular, and consistent basis;
    • Make safety and behavioral assessments regarding students’ health, safety, and/or well-being and develop safety and intervention plans accordingly, coach Program Directors and staff on this work;
    • Support student mediations, parent meetings and restorative practice interventions at each site;
    • Participate in all IEP and family team conferences as needed;
    • Collaborate with DOE staff and other school service providers to address barriers or challenges related to assessment, service coordination or planning, and/or crisis intervention;
    • Provide immediate crisis intervention support as needed, including mediation support;
    • Provide family outreach and conduct parent/guardian meetings as appropriate;
    • Conduct site internal file audits to ensure DYCD/DOH/DOHMH compliance and follow up on contractors audits;
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Required Skills/Experience:


    • MSW required, LMSW/SIFI preferred;
    • Must be able to work 100% in-person (no remote work available)
    • Must be comfortable working in the field;
    • Must be able to travel to all work sites in the EYD portfolio;
    • Supervisory and managerial experience required;
    • Use clinical frameworks – SEL, Trauma-Informed care, restorative practices;
    • Must be familiar with early childhood, youth and/or social service agencies;
    • Professional communication skills with the ability to communicate with clarity, accuracy and tact, both orally and in writing
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Access, Publisher, Excel, Google applications, and must be able to learn DYCD Administrative Database.
    • Must possess the ability to become SACC Certified
    • Must be able to pass all OCFS/PETS background checks

    BCS and Turning Point require that all employees entering the workplace be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless an exemption is granted as a medical or religious accommodation.

    BCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

  • How to Apply:

Apply via our website, complete application, provide up to date resume. A cover letter is preferred but not required. to the attention of 151 Lawrence Street Brooklyn, New York, 11201 Google Maps

  • To the Attention of : Hiring Manager
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