Student and Family Intervention Specialist (Bilingual) Jobs in New York, United States

Help shape the future of students in Washington Heights and Inwood by joining the team of The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School, which has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and on 60 Minutes for its radical investment in teachers and social workers, and its outstanding results.Watch the video here to learn more about TEP's new Middle School facility, designed with community and equity at the forefront.Why this job: More than a quarter million New York City students miss a month of school every year, and one of every five students in kindergarten through fifth grade is chronically absent. Attendance is a baseline factor in determining academic success, and students are more likely to excel in school when they attend consistently. TEP works closely with students and families throughout the course of the year to ensure a 97 percent attendance rate which is in the top 1 percent of all peer schools.Position overview: The Student and Family Intervention Specialist will perform professional-level social work at one of TEP's campuses. This individual will support students and families in a variety of ways, including attendance intervention programming, restorative practices, and behavioral supports.This is an amazing opportunity for a developing child and family social worker who is looking to deepen their clinical expertise, while working alongside a team of expert clinical social workers. "I believe this is where I have the greatest impact. I can do the work that is going to last! I can connect with people, very young, and see the fruits of the work last for years and years." Current TEP Social WorkerResponsibilitiesPrevention/Intervention ProgrammingTrack daily attendance/tardies, and develop year-long creative intervention programming to motivate students to attend school on time and on a daily basisMonitor and assess psychosocial and non-psychosocial factors that might be influencing attendance and tardinessConduct solution-oriented family meetings to assess obstacles, and make recommendations for increasing attendance and prompt arrivalCreate and implement supportive intervention programming to increase safe behavior on the bus to and from school

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