Senior Social Worker, LCSW

Job Summary

The Wediko NYC Sr. Social Worker is responsible for the overall management of school-based programming sites. The Sr. Social Worker will provide clinical supervision and consultation to school-based staff. The Sr. Social Worker will provide staff professional development trainings, administrative consultation, parent outreach, and direct student services. The Sr. Social Worker will report to/work alongside the Program Manager and be supervised by a Co-Director. Sr. Social Worker is responsible for planning and management of all school-based program activities, direct services at the schools, outreach and coordination, and all administration.

Essential Functions

  • Supervises school-based programming focused on supporting students and families in crisis and with a history of academic underachievement
  • Provides supervision of social and emotional program staff at the school site
  • Supervises the social work intern(s)
  • Provides Co-Directors with regular reports on department performance, highlighting areas of achievement and areas requiring additional attention and/or guidance and direction
  • Implements planning and management of services at one or more school sites
  • Provides and supervises direct school-based services, clinical consultation, crisis counseling, assessments and resource referrals
  • Serves as primary liaison between school administrators and Wediko’s administrative team
  • Creates structures and supports as needed to meet needs of students, staff and school-based teams
  • Supervises student intake interview process, attendance team meetings, and case management reviews
  • Provides and supervises outreach to students and their families, including phone calls, written correspondence, and home visits for students that are struggling in school
  • Oversees communication between students, families, and school staff
  • Develops, maintains and supervises the effectiveness of assessment tools for school-based services
  • Attends school meetings (occasionally in the evening or on weekends)
  • Creates and provides professional development programming for contracted and in-service work, including Side by Side training and PBIS training
  • Cultivates and maintains effective relationships with school and DOE administrators, funders and other CBOs in order to encourage consideration of future collaborative opportunities
  • Provides initial consultation and creation of school-based work plans to address individual new school needs
  • Compiles and submits required compliance reports for funders and contractors
  • Tracks trends and remains current regarding developments in the areas of mental health, SEL, and education, especially how it relates to New York State
  • Represents Wediko in the field via presentations at panels, conferences, meetings, etc.
  • Advanced degree in Social Work (MSW or Ph.D.)
  • 5-7 years experience supervising professional field-based staff engaged in the administration of school-based programs
  • 5-7 years experience working within or managing programs serving youth and families
  • LCSW – licensed at the independent level
  • SIFI certified
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to approach challenges in a supportive and creative manner
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Bilingual Spanish, a plus

Minimum Requirements

Abilities Required

The position requires the ability to sit at a workstation for extended periods and climb multiple flights of stairs.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work expected for this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should e-mail cover letter and resume to Johanna Creswell Baez, Wediko NYC Co-Director, at

New York City, New York
Wediko Children's Services
Johanna Creswell Baez

421 West 145 Street, New York, NY, US