Job Type: Full Time
Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Starting Date: August 20, 2024
Location: Providence
Reports to: Executive Director
Pay: $50,500 to $86,000 Per Year based on experience

Basic Function:
Works closely with UCAP’s staff to oversee the counseling and family community outreach programs at UCAP; seeks to manage necessary coordination of staff, and outreach to families, community, and all other individuals or groups who can provide proper assistance for the personal and academic development of students.

Specific Duties:

  • Works with all staff to ensure that the academic, social, and emotional needs of students are met in the most effective and thorough manner possible.
  • Works with all staff to develop and implement behavior management programs and activities for students. This includes meeting with students sent from class, following up on absenteeism and tardiness, mediating conflicts, intervening in classroom situations, overseeing after-school activities, and trying to resolve issues that germinate from outside of school or the student body.
  • Works with all staff, especially the social worker, to provide support for UCAP students from agencies and organizations outside of school, including such things as employment, mentorships, summer programs, and community service sites.
  • Works with local school departments to ensure an orderly and effective recruitment of students enrolling in UCAP, and to ensure the best possible placements for students that are exiting the program, especially upon completion.
  • Maintains contact with homes of students and works to elicit parental support of the student and the school.
  • Works to obtain support for members of students’ families when necessary.
  • Provides counseling and other services as called for on a student’s IEP.
  • Informs key staff and the Director of anything that might jeopardize the safety, health, or well being of any student, group of students, or other persons in the school community.
  • Works with staff on projects or committees designed to enhance a positive school culture and he well being of students and staff.
  • Works to see that students have appropriate information in such areas as substance abuse, conflict resolution, sex, pregnancy, family matters, and employment.
  • Schedules and holds counseling sessions for individual students or groups of students. Especially students having difficulties at home or at school.
  • Reaches out to community based agencies to provide support for students and families; acts as a liaison between the school and outside agencies.
  • Assist with coverage of any student supervisory duties.
  • Stays up to date on all matters related to mental and emotional well-being of students. Seeks out appropriate professional development.
  • Performs other duties or tasks as requested by the Director.

Minimum Requirements:
Rhode Island Department of Education Certification as a school social worker or psychologist.

Additional Requirements Desired:

  • A willingness to work as a member of a professional educational team.
  • Speaking ability in Spanish or Portuguese is strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with urban youth.
  • Prior school experience is preferred.

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Term of Employment:
183 days, 8 hours per day; other provisions in accordance with the UCAP handbook for professional certified employees.

Job Requirements:

  • Postgraduate Certificate degree preferred.
  • Citizenship, residency or work visa required