Deputy Director, Social Services & Family Engagement (LMSW)

Position Reports to: Director, University Program (Grades 6-12)
Job Title(s) Reporting to This Position: Manager, Social Work and Social Work Intern(s)
Start Date: Spring 2014

About East Harlem Tutorial Program:

Founded in 1958, East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) prepares students with the academic skills, strength of character and emotional well-being to excel in high school and college, to lead in their communities and to realize their best possible selves. As a vital education center in East Harlem, EHTP operates out-of-school time programming that provides academic enrichment, college-ready resources and social-emotional support for students in grades K-12. In 2011, EHTP extended its service to the community by opening a K-8 public charter school, East Harlem Scholars Academy. Due to the success of Scholars Academy and the growing demand for high-quality public education options in East Harlem, we opened Scholars Academy II in 2013. For more information about our mission, model, and our programs please visit our website at

Position Overview:

The Deputy Director, Social Services & Family Engagementis responsible for developing, coordinating and delivering a range of youth- and family-centered interventions for EHTP scholars/families in a developmentally, socially and culturally appropriate manner. The Deputy Director, Social Services & Family Engagement is also responsible for managing external partnerships with EHTP partners in providing services to youth in our program.

Responsibilities of the Deputy Director, Social Services & Family Engagementwill include, but are not limited to:

Social Services

  • Function both as a leader and team member in developing and executing a case management and counseling system that provides EHTP participants and families with short term crisis intervention and information/referral services on an as needed basis
  • Coordinate and provide direct counseling services to students and families, including: individual, group, and family counseling
  • Lead and participate in formal assessment and case management activities on an ongoing basis
  • Lead and participate in formal intake and assessment and case management activities with program and administrative staff as assigned
  • Collaborate with instructional staff to provide support, professional development, and training on social service-oriented issues, including: mandated reporting, youth development strategies, safe-space approaches, etc.
  • Partner with East Harlem Scholars Academies Social Work team to ensure streamlined clinical services, case management systems, and data reporting

Team Management

  • Provide clinical and administrative supervision to Manager, Social Work and social work interns
  • Lead systematic evaluation of Social Services & Family Engagement programming
  • Lead and oversee the collection of relevant data to inform program evaluation

Family Engagement

  • Collaborate with Program staff to plan and implement K-12 family engagement programming and opportunities
  • Provide critical feedback and leadership regarding best practices for family engagement
  • Develop outside partnerships and act as a liaison with community-based organizations to ensure a referral pipeline for needs beyond services provided at EHTP
  • Partner with East Harlem Scholars Academies leadership to ensure that family engagement models and programming are as streamlined as possible.

Skills and Experiences:

  • Spanish fluency required
  • Experience building relationship with students, families and/or community partners
  • Strong clinical skills, including experience with crisis intervention and short-term treatment
  • Ability to collaborate across a multi-faceted organization
  • Commitment to working from a strength based perspective
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, non-traditional setting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Results-oriented with experience seeing projects through from start to finish
  • Belief in the East Harlem Tutorial Program’s mission, education model and core values

Educational Background and Work Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work with LMSW or LCSW certification
  • SIFI certification or willingness to obtain such certification, preferred
  • 3+ years experience working with teenagers in a youth development and/or educational setting (college access or career readiness program setting also apply)
  • Minimum of three years post-Master’s experience

How to apply

If you are passionate about making a big different in the lives of East Harlem children and families, please apply via our online application:

New York, New York
East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP)

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