Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

Job Title

FT SOCIAL WORKER (Assistant Director of SSC)

Job Description

With community residents leading the way, the mission of Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) is to build a strong, sustainable Cypress Hills/East New York, where youth and adults achieve educational and economic success, secure healthy and affordable housing, and develop leadership skills to transform their lives and community.  


Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation has an opening for one FT Social Worker to serve as Assistant Director of the Student Success Center at the Franklin K Lane campus.


The Student Success Center (SSC) is a youth-led college access program that works to sustain and grow a college-going culture on the Franklin K. Lane High School Campus. The SSC works with students from four High Schools providing them with the necessary tools and resources to reach their post-secondary education goals. The SSC provides early college awareness programming by supporting 9th and 10th grade students to develop a college-going identity through group work, academic supports, college field trips, enrichment activities, and family engagement. The Assistant Director of the SSC will work alongside the SSC Senior Director and all program directors to accomplish program goals.


Principal Duties:

  • Develop and implement recruitment strategies aimed at bolstering student participation in Early College Awareness programming; implement Early Awareness curriculum: redeveloping content areas when necessary
  • Facilitate workshops to a cohort of 9th and 10th grade students focused on developing a strong sense of self-identity, college and career planning skills, providing academic support, and discussing shared concerns
  • Conduct weekly structured supervision of 3-4 Social Work interns and lead weekly staff meetings
  • Plan and implement group activities for students and their parents. To include family events, enrichment program information sessions, parent workshops, trips, and summer bridge programming for incoming 9th graders.
  • Responsible for supervising all aspects of Regents prep instruction and MESH Center (school campus tutoring center) programming: to include staff hiring/rehiring, timesheet approval, attendance collection, and reporting relevant data to supervisor and school administration
  • Maintain a caseload a select cohort of 9th and 10th grade students that receive individual counseling to address adjustment to high school, academic performance, and social emotional development; and assess student progress towards achieving academic expectations and goals
  • Responsible for all aspects of field trips to include planning, scheduling, confirming, filling out appropriate DOE documents, chaperoning and all day-of logistics
  • Attend all school-based meetings (e.g. with administration, guidance counselor, teachers); and conduct teacher staff development sessions when necessary
  • Integrate into and engage with school culture through development of positive relationships with school community; and collaborate with school administration and staff on needs of students, families and school community
  • Oversee data entry in compliance with 21st Century funding requirements. Ensure timely and accurate record keeping in the ETO database; and track progress toward meeting all outcomes and contractual obligations
  • Ensure all case notes and goal plans are completed and of high quality, and program data collection is timely and accurate
  • Demonstrate commitment to leadership development, community building, and community organizing as strategies for social change
  • Attend all required division and agency meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Position Requirements:

·        Licensed Master’s in Social Work (LMSW); SIFI required

·        Bi-lingual Spanish (strongly preferred)

·        Commitment to further strengthening the College Success Programs pipeline in Cypress Hills

·        Strong organizational skill and time management skills

·        Proven ability to multitask and work effectively in a fast paced environment

·        Significant experience working with adolescents and young adults

·        Familiarity with the college admission process and application procedures

·        Experience in facilitating groups and providing individual counseling

·        Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; and computer literacy

·        Commitment to youth development and strengths based perspectives

·        Must clear DOE fingerprinting and background authorizations

Salary Information

$50,000/year, or commensurate with experience

To Apply

Please forward your cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to Lawrence Louis, Director of College Success Programs at .


We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

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