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Site Social Worker/Counselor (Baton Rouge) Ad id: 807137075752019 |  Views: 70

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Date listed: 6 years ago
About UsCity Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization founded in 1988 that partners with public schools and teachers to help keep students in school and on track to succeed. In 24 communities across the United States and through two international affiliates, this innovative public-private partnership brings together teams of young AmeriCorps members who commit to a year of full-time service in schools. Corps members provide individual support to students who need extra care and attention, focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after school programs. City Year is recognized by Charity Navigator, America's premier charity evaluator, as a four-star rated organization for each of the last eight years, placing it among the top 1% of all organizations rated. City Year is also a five-time winner of Fast Company Social Capitalist Award and has been recognized in leading business and management books including Built to Last and Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits.Our Service As one of the fastest growing nonprofit organizations in the country, City Year is laser-focused on reducing the dropout crisis in America. City Year partners with schools and teachers to place trained young adults in schools where they're needed most to provide individual support to students who need extra care and attention. Working side-by-side with teachers, our Corps Members use research-based tools and techniques to help students who are struggling--so more kids stay in school and on track to succeed.By addressing the needs of the whole child, we help transform the whole school. With the hands-on support they need to succeed, more students are ready, willing and able to learn, which creates a more positive and productive learning environment for the whole school. Our FootprintFounded in Boston in 1988, City Year has established programs in 24 cities, including Baton Rouge, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia, SC, Columbus, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, Little Rock/North Little Rock, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Miami, Milwaukee, New Hampshire, New York, Orlando, Greater Philadelphia, Rhode Island, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Josť/Silicon Valley, Seattle/King County, and Washington, D.C., and international affiliates in Johannesburg, South Africa and London, England. City Year is a proud member of AmeriCorps.Position OverviewThe Site Social Worker/Counselor is responsible for designing and implementing a mental health support program for City Year Baton Rouge. The Site Social Worker/Counselor will provide direct services to AmeriCorps members as well as coordinate groups and training workshops for staff and corps. The ideal candidate is a strong and proactive independent worker with an excellent track record, strong organizational, communication and facilitation skills. This is a 10-month contract position (August-May).ResponsibilitiesIn order to be successful in this role the Site Social Worker/Counselor will:1.Facilitate individual sessions or interventions with Corps Members for individual socio-emotional support or crisis intervention.2.Provide mental health services within the NASW code of ethics and the Mental Health Act.a.Assess client needs, risks and strengths with accuracyb.Plan, implement and evaluate effective interventions and service plans by helping clients to identify problems and possible solutionsc.Use effective therapeutic communication skills (active listening, open-ended questions, non-judgmental, client-centered, empathy, conflict resolution, de-escalation)d.Document clinical services in accordance with AmeriCorps guidelines and professional standardse.Create a termination of services plan with client and/or group upon the end of services received3.Develop and implement the communication system to interact and schedule with corps members.4.Design and facilitate social work groups and training workshops for staff and corps members.Qualifications a. Master's degree in Social Work; LCSW b. Master's degree in Counseling; MACI or LPCc. Sensitivity to private information and ability to maintain professional boundariesd. Experience in working with 17-24 year oldse. Ability to work with individuals and groups from diverse backgroundsf. Flexibility, resourcefulness, enthusiasm and high energyg. Ability to work scheduled eveningsh. Criminal background check requiredIn order to succeed in this role, the Site Social Worker/Counselor must be able to:-Manage Relationships: Strong interpersonal, mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.-Communicate: Understand the purpose of communication and use appropriate method of communication for the situation. Display active listening skills. Respond to phone and email messages from City Year staff and corps members in a timely manner. Use discretion when sharing information. Establish a system for information sharing and follow-upCommitment to City Year values:1.Service to a Cause Greater Than Self We dedicate ourselves to addressing shared civic challenges through unified action.2.Students First, Collaboration Always The success of the young people we serve is our preeminent goal, best achieved by working in partnership with others who are dedicated to the same cause.3.Belief in the Power of Young People We are committed to harnessing one of the most powerful forces for positive change at work in the world today.4.Social Justice For All We dedicate ourselves to building a more just, equal, fair, and compassionate world.5.Level Five Leadership We aspire to develop a culture of Level Five leadership across the organization, fostering a blend of great humility with intense professional will.6.Empathy We strive to constantly walk in the moccasins of others.7.Inclusivity We embrace differences as strengths that magnify our capacity to achieve shared goals.8.Ubuntu I am a person through other people; my humanity is tied to yours.9.Teamwork We strive to work powerfully together in a unified effort to achieve our goals.10.Excellence We hold ourselves to the highest standards as we strive to execute our mission and steward our resources. Location: Baton Rouge Compensation: Compensation commensurate with experience. This is a 10 month contract position This is a part-time job. This is a contract job. This is at a non-profit organization.Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

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