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Bridge Boston Charter School Hiring School Social Worker

Location: Boston, MA

Job Description:
SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER

Bridge Boston Charter School is a tuition-free, K1-8 public school serving 335 students in Roxbury, Massachusetts and the surrounding community – many of whom have experienced social, emotional, and developmental barriers to learning.

Three core beliefs guide our work:

  • Students do best in a rigorous academic environment that teaches basic skills and inspires a love of learning.
  • Students thrive when a school plays an active role in eliminating barriers, working closely with families and partner organizations to meet each student’s health and social service needs.
  • Students will succeed when they live and learn in a nurturing community where they are respected as individuals, where they are encouraged to explore the world around them, and where their efforts are fully supported.

Please visit www.bridgebostoncs.org to learn more about our work.
We are seeking a School Social Worker under the Supervision of the Director of Behavioral Health to help students and families make the best use of available opportunities and resources and to fully develop each student’s individual potential. The School Social Worker will provide an understanding of the psychosocial development of children and the influences of family, community, and cultural differences as they interact with the educational process. Further, the School Social Worker will also provide the necessary professional skills to assist students and communities in problem-solving and conflict resolution in a safe and healthy manner.

A Bridge Boston Charter School Social Worker can expect to:

  • Create and manage effective communication with parents and community based organizations
  • Share in preparation of individualized education plans, as it relates to mental health goals of students.
  • Collaborates in the development of behavioral intervention plans.
  • Provide counseling, case management and crisis intervention as indicated by need of student, teacher or district.
  • Participate in student based grade level, administrative, and discipline meetings.
  • Responsible for investigating and filling 51A reports.
  • Participate in the pre- referral process of special education.
  • Participate in all Student Support meetings.
  • Provide Climate and culture support to teachers in developing and maintaining safe, welcoming, nurturing, inclusive and enriching environments.
  • Possess a strong background in Positive Behavior Support, and in developing emotional regulation skills in young students, both through individual counseling, and through embedded, curriculum-based strategies that can be used in the classroom.
  • Implement and maintain an inclusive model of service delivery through cooperation, collaboration, and partnerships with administrators, teachers, therapists, parents, and students.
  • Provide ongoing consultation to administrators, teachers, and other professionals to assist them in meeting students’ social, emotional and academic needs.
  • Participate in a multi-tiered system of support (PBIS and RTI) by working collaboratively with other school professionals to analyze data, determine effective interventions, and progress monitor the effectiveness of such interventions.
  • Support teachers on implementing behavior support plans in the classroom.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess and interpret maladaptive school behavior and recommend interventions, treatment and school-based intervention as needed.
  • Write IEP goals, progress reports, and annual review reports.
  • Attend IEP meetings as needed.
  • Make referrals, coordinate, and maintain outreach to parents and outside agencies to address mental health needs.
  • In collaboration with school professionals and administrators, intervene during crisis situations and make appropriate referrals.
  • Provide culturally competent services.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the implementation of Restorative Circles.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Masters in Social Work, LCSW, LICSW, LMHC and/or DESE School Social Worker/Adjustment Counselor licensure.
  • At least 2 years of experience as a school social worker or in a clinical setting.
  • Excellent organization skills, and superior written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to focus and thrive in a fast paced environment and when responding to crises
  • Strong familiarity with the local community based resources.
  • Bilingual candidates strongly preferred (Spanish, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole,etc).


Salary : Starting at $55,000
Contact Name: Abbie Nolan
Contact Email: [email protected]

Other information:
The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should apply for jobs via the “career” page of our website: https://www.bridgebostoncs.org/careers. Should you have questions about the process, please email Patti McKenna, Senior Director of External Affairs, at [email protected]

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