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The Social Worker will serve as the link between our schools, our families, and our community. The individual in this role will work closely with scholars to constantly improve their mental and emotional well-being, preparing them for success both inside and outside of the classroom.
Who We’re Looking For
First and foremost, we’re looking for people who share our unwavering commitment to the Democracy Prep mission of college success and authentic civic engagement for our scholars. Beyond that, we want people who are hungry, humble, and smart. Our Social Workers are people with a passion for counseling youth and providing individualized interventions and support.
What does the Social Worker do?
Provide crisis intervention and behavior management to expedite students’ return to classrooms for learning and to build students’ ability to meet the school’s high expectations.
Provide one-on-one counseling or group counseling as needed to students and families.
Train others to identify students and family members who may benefit from regular one-on-one counseling or group counseling.
Develop and implement curriculum for social and emotional development/intervention with students.
Manage administrative and appropriate direct-services elements of the referral process for social services and special education services.
A master’s degree in social work from a competitive college or university is required.
District of Columbia school social work certification is required.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively.
Excellent organization, time management, and follow-up skills.
Passionately dedicated to Democracy Prep’s mission and a steadfast belief that all students deserve preparation for the college of their choice and active citizenship.
Democracy Prep staff members are provided with a competitive salary, full benefits, and a working environment that includes all the necessary technology and resources to succeed.
Our mission is to educate responsible citizen-scholars for success in the college of their choice and a life of active citizenship.
Our flagship school, Democracy Prep Charter Middle School, first opened its doors in August 2006. By 2009, DPCS became the highest performing school in Central Harlem and was ranked the number one public middle school in New York City.
Democracy Prep Public Scho...ols currently operates 17 high-performing schools and one program in New York, New Jersey, the District of Columbia, and Baton Rouge educating 5,040 citizen-scholars. The incredible growth of the scholars is possible through the tireless and dedicated work of the educators who make up our DREAM Team.
By proving that students, regardless of what ZIP code they are born into, can perform at high academic levels, we seek to transform not only the lives of the students at Democracy Prep but also the expectation of what public schools can achieve.