• USC East College Prep
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

2018-19 School Social Worker


The Social Worker will provide support for students' social and emotional well-being at East College Prep.

About Us

East College Prep will prepare each of its graduates to use their college degrees and careers to make a Positive Multigenerational Change. Located in Lincoln Heights, this free, public charter high school aims to deliver the best personalized college prep experience in the country to students on Los Angeles' Eastside. Each student experiences a personalized learning experience through technology and great teaching, an opportunity to deepen their sense of purpose through year-long projects, and a positive school community - all to ensure that each student is ready to go to, and graduate from, the best colleges in the country. Fundamental to our model is building a safe and welcoming school culture with high expectations, while fostering student autonomy. We are looking for staff members that are responsive to feedback and data, reflect constantly on their work and student outcomes, and not take themselves too seriously; in turn, staff can expect to grow their instructional practice and leadership capacity in a high-energy, collaborative environment.


The Social Worker is a crucial member on our team in ensuring that all of our diverse learners are provided with the social, emotional, and mental health supports that will allow them to thrive at school and in life. The Social Worker will work closely with students and their families and the Dean of Student Culture to help foster a firm, fair and caring school culture. The Social Worker will collaborate with teachers and provide professional development and support around best practices for social emotional learning and restoring harmed relationships. The Social Worker will manage the referral process and maintenance for 504 plans, RtI, and PBIS processes. The Social Worker will work with students both individually and in small groups based on need as outlined in IEPs and as determined through conversations and referrals.  Ideally, the Social Worker will also manage social work interns and strategize workload to best meet students needs. The Social Worker will work with school administrators and the rest of the school staff and faculty to ensure coherence between the work of the Social Worker and that of the rest of the team. The Social Worker will be an essential member in helping students to prepare for college success and to make a positive multigenerational change in the world.


The ideal candidate:

  • Has a PPS credential in the state of California
  • Has experience managing Social Work Interns
  • Has experience working with diverse groups of adolescents and with various traumas
  • Strategizes student meetings, regularly assesses student progress, and maintains accurate records
  • Initiates and maintains open communication with parents, caregivers, and families
  • Is passionate about increasing the college attainment rate in educationally underserved populations and working with families of diverse backgrounds
  • Has an unwavering belief in academic success for all students and commitment to our mission, discipline model, and vision
  • Enjoys a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and is eager to build new systems or adapt existing ones
  • Collaborates well with other adults and engages in healthy collegial conflict
  • Finds joy in their work and thrives with autonomy, flexibility and accountability
  • Is comfortable with a high degree of transparency and accountability for results
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills, including strong cross-cultural communication skills with adolescents and families
  • (Preferred) Multilingual (English/Spanish)


Wages & Benefits

The salary for this job is competitive and commensurates with experience; a competitive benefit package is included.

To Apply

To submit an application, please visit our website at http://ednovate.org/careers. Ednovate is strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff, and we encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. Ednovate does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnic origin, or any other reason prohibited by state or federal law.




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