Community Engagement and Outreach
The Site Social Worker/Counselor is responsible for designing and implementing a mental health support program for City Year San Antonio. The Site Counselor will provide direct services to AmeriCorps members as well as coordinate groups and training workshops for staff and corps. The ideal candidate is a strong and proactive independent worker with an excellent track record, strong organizational, communication and facilitation skills. This is a 9-month contract position (September-May).
In order to be successful in this role, the Site Social Worker/Counselor will:
1.) Facilitate individual sessions or interventions with Corps Members for individual socio-emotional support or crisis intervention.
2.) Provide mental health services within the NASW code of ethics, the Mental Health Act and the ACS Code of Ethics.
Assess client needs, risks and strengths with accuracy
Plan, implement and evaluate effective interventions and service plans by helping clients to identify problems and possible solutions
Use effective therapeutic communication skills (active listening, open-ended questions, non-judgmental, client-centered, empathy, conflict resolution, and de-escalation)
Document clinical services in accordance with AmeriCorps guidelines and professional standards
Create a termination of services plan with client and/or group upon the end of services received
3.) Develop and implement the communication system to interact and schedule with corps members.
4.) Design and facilitate social work groups and training workshops for staff and corps members.
In order to succeed in this role, the Site Social Worker/Counselor must be able to:
Manage Relationships: Strong interpersonal, mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
Communicate: Understand the purpose of communication and use appropriate method of communication for the situation. Display active listening skills. Respond to phone and email messages from City Year staff and corps members in a timely manner. Use discretion when sharing information. Establish a system for information sharing and follow-up.
Master’s degree in Social Work; LCSW
Master’s degree in Counseling; MACI or LPC
Sensitivity to private information and ability to maintain professional boundaries
Experience in working with 17-24 year olds
Ability to work with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds
Flexibility, resourcefulness, enthusiasm and high energy
Ability to work scheduled evenings
Criminal background check required
Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation commensurate with experience. This is a 9 month contract position.
City Year is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including persons with disabilities and veterans.
City Year helps students and schools succeed. Fueled by national service, City Year partners with public schools in high-need communities toprepare students with the skills and mindsets they need to thrive in school and in life. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members serve full-time as tutors, mentors, and role models, providing research-based student, classroom, and whole school supports to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success. A 2015 study shows that schools that partnered with City Year were up to two to three times more likely to improve on mathematics and English language arts assessments.
With our partners, City Year is contributing to a bold vision of what public schools can and should be for all children: places of learning, exploration, growth and risk-taking.
City Year is among the nation’s fastest-growing nonprofit socialenterprises. Theorganization’s 900 staff and 3,000 AmeriCorps members work and serve in 29 communities across the country, including Boston–where City Year was founded in 1988 and is headquartered–and Baton Rouge, Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, New Hampshire, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Providence, Sacramento, San Antonio, San José/Silicon Valley, Seattle/King County, Tulsa, and Washington, D.C. City Year also has international affiliates in South Africa and the United Kingdom.
A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, local school districts and private philanthropy from corporations, foundations and individuals. City Year has earned Charity Navigator’s highest rating since 2003, certifying our commitment to accountability, transparency, and responsible fiscal management. Less than one percent of rated organizations have received this distinction for more than 15 consecutive years, placing City Year among the most trustworthy nonprofits in America. Learn more atwww.cityyear.org, City Year’sFacebook page, onTwitter, andLinkedIn.