At Zeta, we pursue an unprecedented combination of high academic achievement and social-emotional development. We insist that every child receives a world-class education while fostering a love for learning. Our purpose lies in changing the public education landscape for all of New York City’s children, and we are uncompromising in our mission.
To achieve our vision, we are searching for a School Social Worker with a valid New York State Education Department certification, and a proven record of successfully supporting students in crisis and propelling student growth and achievement.
Deliver powerful results
As a School Social Worker at Zeta, you will be an integral part of the school community and the driver of student support and social and emotional learning. With the support and guidance of school leadership, as well as experienced network staff and expert consultants, you will oversee impressive individualized growth for students who struggle with emotion regulation, social perspective-taking, social problem-solving or self control.
You will utilize your passion for social and emotional learning (SEL) to create innovative and impactful curriculum, coach teachers on effective execution, and ensure school-wide immersion of all of Zeta’s SEL program components. You will build strong relationships with students and families and lead Zeta’s initiative to ensure students develop and display Excellence, Perseverance, Integrity and Community, our “EPIC” values, driving for strong school culture.
The School Social Worker works closely with the Student Achievement Team and the Committee on Special Education to identify and support students with disabilities. In this role you will be an important part of the Response to Intervention (RtI) Team, ensuring each student receives appropriate, targeted and effective support.
Join our passionate community
As an experienced professional with specialized knowledge, you would communicate often with school psychologists, teachers, school leaders, network staff and parents, consulting on challenging cases and completing SEL and student support-specific professional development.
Our Zeta team is comprised of top talent with incredible schooling and private sector experience. You will make a tremendous team member at Zeta if you:
Are passionate about our mission of providing world-class education to all students
Bring a mindset of growth, flexibility, and openness to feedback
Are hungry and determined to not only meet your goals, but surpass them
Are humble, willing to put the team’s needs ahead of your own, and committed to contributing to a collaborative work environment
Are well organized and detail-oriented
We maintain an unrelenting focus on team at Zeta, so you must be humble, willing to put the team’s needs ahead of your own, and committed to contributing to a collaborative work environment. At Zeta, your voice will be valued. As part of a lean growth organization, we expect all our teammates to wear multiple hats and have a can-do attitude about overcoming any hurdle!
We want lifelong learners who live with child-like joy and passion. At Zeta, we need you to bring your passion for learning to disrupt the status quo and tackle problems with creative solutions.
The salary range for this position is $64,000-95,000. Compensation is based on our salary scales that take into account candidates' relevant experience and certification status.
Currently, Zeta operates multiple schools, in the South Bronx and Upper Manhattan. We have big growth plans because the educational crisis is massive and requires big solutions. We plan to open 1-2 schools each year. Join our growing team today, and change the landscape of public education in New York City. If you can’t wait to get started, apply now!
Equity is at the heart of our mission. We have a deep commitment to pursuing diversity and striving for equity. Zeta is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Work authorization is required (candidate must have permanent authorization to work in the U.S.).
COVID-19 vaccination mandate: Employment with Zeta Charter Schools is conditioned on proof of full vaccination and booster against the COVID-19 virus or approval of an exemption due to a qualifying medical condition.