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Social Worker

College and Community Fellowship


Description
General Function: The Social Worker (SW) applies independent judgment in providing counseling and referral supports to college students who are members of the CCF.

Responsibilities:
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Counsels CCF participants (clients, fellows, alumnae) regarding issues including mental health, poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, physical abuse, rehabilitation, social adjustment, child care, or medical care. 2. Interviews clients individually, assessing their situations, capabilities, and problems, to determine what services are required to meet their needs. 3. Refers clients to community resources for services such as job placement, debt counseling, legal aid, housing, medical treatment, or financial assistance, and provide concrete information, such as where to go and how to apply. 4. Serves as a liaison between students and referred to services. 5. Maintains case records using Salesforce database. 6. Develops and reviews service plans in consultation with participants, and performs follow-ups assessing the quantity and quality of services provided. 7. Establishes contacts and interfaces as needed with support staff from various organizations that provide services to CCF’s students. 8. Coordinates and organizes health related workshops and other group activities. 9. Works closely with academic counseling team to provide seamless support for students pursuing post-secondary degrees. 10. Works with data management staff to assure that student information is properly entered into data management systems and prepares reports as needed. 11. Observes established security measures regarding access to confidential records. 12. Participates in technical staff training. 13. On occasion performs the work of another specialty or performs the duties of lower level positions when necessary (e.g. a mentor/tutor coordinator, intake counselor). 14. Cooperates with other staff in planning and implementing special events.

Qualifications:
Minimum Requirements: A Masters’ Degree in social work or a directly related field of study from an accredited institution, and appropriate certification of specialization, and no fewer than three (3) years experience of related work and possession of the core competencies determined to be required at the time of hire.

Core Competencies: 1. Requires good writing skills. 2. Requires good communication skills. 3. Requires cultural competency. 4. Requires willingness to work/travel some evenings and weekends (rare). 5. Requires willingness to be in the field frequently. 6. Should be able to represent the issues of CCF at the grassroots level. 7. Working knowledge of an information, learning, counseling or coaching specialty as evidenced by study, training, or certifications; and by prior instructional, counseling, or technical experience; 8. Ability to maintain confidentiality of student records, as appropriate; 9. Ability to convey simple to somewhat complex concepts and processes to client, 10. Ability to work under deadlines, with changing priorities; 11. Ability to respond calmly to emergencies and to fashion solutions to student, administrative, or technical problems; ability to seek assistance when needed; 12. Ability to establish community networks and deal effectively with community groups; 13. Ability to write clearly and produce/edit accurate, well-organized, and understandable reports; 14. Ability to learn pertinent Federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing the area of specialization; 15. Knowledge of major computer software, or software of equivalent complexity, used in the learning/counseling environment or in technical support of the project; 16. Ability to communicate effectively; ability to listen and respond to the concerns/ideas of others; 17. Ability to work on a team, as well as work independently.

Reporting Relationships:

Direction Received: Reports to Director of Programs Direction Given: Occasional functional guidance over interns

Salary Range: Competitive with similar positions in the field and commensurate with experience

Benefits: Comprehensive benefit package available upon transition to full time employment.

How TO APPLY:
Email resume and cover letter to Maria Santangelo msantangelo@collegeandcommunity.org

About Organization:
College and Community Fellowship is a non-profit organization with a mission to eliminate individual and social barriers to higher education, economic security, and civic participation for formerly incarcerated women and their families.


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