Leake and Watts Services

  • School-Based Social Worker

    Job Locations US-NY-Yonkers
    Posted Date 8 months ago(10/30/2018 4:59 PM)
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  • Overview

    Agency Description:

    STEPS To End Family Violence (STEPS) – a division of Rising Ground that was founded in 1986 - offers a variety of innovative, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive programming focused on the prevention of intimate partner violence; advocacy and healing for survivors; and increasing awareness of the epidemic of gender-based violence.


    Position Summary

    A leading organization in the fight against relationship abuse and teen dating violence since 1996, STEPS to End Family Violence is seeking a skilled Social Worker for the Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP).


    During the academic year, the RAPP Coordinator will work four days providing direct services to a designated school.  The Coordinator’s role in the school includes providing education and counseling around issues of relationship abuse, gender-based violence, healthy relationships, and related topics.


    During the summer months, the Coordinator will participate in a 7-week training program for selected students. The position reports to a Clinical Supervisor, who provides weekly individual and group supervision.  



    • Provide individual, group, and crisis counseling
    • Facilitate classroom workshops
    • Develop and deliver trainings for staff, parents and community
    • Maintain accurate case files
    • Work collaboratively as part of a team in the design and implementation of the RAPP summer program
    • Participate actively in weekly individual and team supervision
    • Complete related paperwork in a timely manner
    • Opportunity to supervise MSW interns



    • Master’s degree in social work; MSW required
    • Bilingual (Spanish, preferred)

    Skills & Competencies:

    • Knowledge and understanding of domestic violence, teen relationship abuse issues, and adolescent development
    • Deep interest in and commitment to excellent clinical work
    • Proficiency working with individuals of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles
    • Exceptional interpersonal, speaking, and writing skills and the ability to apply these skills in diverse situations
    • Passion for incorporating reflective practice around issues of race, oppression, and diversity into clinical work
    • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and work as a team member as well as independently


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