• USC Esperanza College Prep
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • competitive salary
  • Salary
  • Full Time

comprehensive benefits package

2018-19 School Social Worker


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

About Us

Esperanza College Prep is the fifth innovative high school of the Ednovate Network. Ednovate's mission is to close the college graduation gap through our Theory of Change, in which a strong sense of purpose and community, and a personalized college prep curriculum will allow each of our students to persist through college. Located in East Los Angeles, CA, Esperanza College Prep opened its doors to its first 9th grade class in August of 2017 and will expand one grade level per year until we serve students in grades 9-12 in the Fall of 2020. Esperanza College Prep provides students and families with a safe and nurturing school culture that has high expectations and delivers a rigorous personalized college prep experience. Esperanza College Prep will prepare each of its graduates to use their college degrees and careers to make a Positive Multigenerational Change. This free, public charter high school personalizes learning through technology, focuses on developing a strong sense of purpose and builds college ready mindsets to ensure all of its students are ready to go to and graduate from the best colleges in the country. Redesigning the high school experience requires that staff members be willing to respond to feedback and data in real-time, reflect constantly on the impact of their actions and collaborate to continuously improve their practice.


The School 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.

Application Process

Interested candidates should begin the process by submitting an application through Ednovate's website at http://www.ednovate.org/careers.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Ednovate does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin

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