Associate Director of Social Work Programs (Monroe)

Compensation

: $96,550.00 - $206,040.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Executive Management



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Associate Director of Social Work Programs Tracking Code 14461 Job Description Position Summary: The Mayor and the Chancellor are committed to providing high-quality full-day Pre-K for all 4-year-olds in New York City. Research demonstrates that quality Pre-K contributes to student achievement and is associated with other long-term benefits. Every student in NYC deserves access to the variety of teaching approaches and strong foundation of skills and knowledge that high-quality Pre-K provides.The Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE) administers Pre-K programs for NYC students in public elementary schools and New York City Early Education Centers (NYCEECs). DECE provides families access to high-quality early childhood options that prepare their children for academic success and the skills to lead a successful life. Working together with families and programs, DECE ensures that children are engaged, nurtured, and supported with the tools needed to develop into independent learners and creative problem-solvers.The Associate Director of Social Work Programs will lead and direct the activities of social worker staff in the provision of all services in Pre-K and other Early Childhood (Pre-K to Grade 3) programs in community-based early childhood centers (CBECCs) and public schools throughout an assigned area. This position will ensure quality of content, compliance to contracted services, and adherence with all Department of Education (DOE) policies and procedures. The Associate Director of Social Work Programs develops and supports the effective implementation of early childhood policy and initiatives citywide, with the goal of furthering the social and emotional development and academic outcomes of all students. The Associate Director of Social Work Programs utilizes data, inquiry, coaching and planning to support achievement through a cycle of continuous improvement. Performs related work.Reports to: Deputy Executive Director, Mental Health and WellnessDirect Reports: Early Childhood Education Program Specialists (who oversee the Early Childhood Social Workers), Special Projects CoordinatorKey Relationships: DECE Teaching and Learning team, DECE Program Operations and Monitoring teams DECE Borough Offices, Special Education Office, DECE Family Empowerment and Community Partnerships TeamResponsibilitiesLeadership and SupervisionSupervise the work and functions of the mental health administrators (who oversee the work of the social workers) and Social Worker staff and ensure high quality professional development for over 160 staff. Review and rate staff performance.Supervise the expansion through hiring of MH staff on yearly basis and balance staffing needs across the city.Oversee the early childhood social workers and their related activities, ensuring that social worker caseload assignments and schedules are in place and modified as required throughout the school year, and that their work is monitored and supported effectively.Build a collaborative, open, high-achieving team culture focused on developing strong relationships with programs and getting results.Lead a team with the capacity to respond quickly to changes in priorities and policies.Provide policy-level expertise, based on the needs of NYCEECs, Pre-K Centers and public schools, on early childhood developmentally appropriate practice and its application in birth to five-year-old settings.Provide leadership and support to NYCEECs, Pre-K Centers, public schools and Early Childhood Education Program Specialists, and stakeholders to support programs to provide high quality early childhood programming for 0-5 year olds.In collaboration with Central and Borough Leaders, advise the Chancellor and the Division's senior leadership on establishing and maintaining a culture in all early childhood programs focused on:Participate in the decision-making process around the refinement of system-wide early childhood policy to ensure that early childhood initiatives continue to meet the needs of our programs, students, and familiesAlongside borough leaders from other teams, ensure that all programs provide developmentally appropriate standards-based instruction, which includes: physical and mental health supports, trauma-informed care, appropriate social services and referrals, strong family engagement, and professional development.Help develop and support the Mental Health and Wellness team's strategic approach to superintendent and vendor engagement (including Head Start delegates), ensuring that our borough leaders and borough staff are able to work in partnership with community leaders to prioritize and address needs.empowering families and caregivers;developing and implementing positive and developmentally appropriate behavior strategies in the classroom;creating safe, nurturing, predictable, trauma-informed environments for children, teachers, and families;furthering social-emotional learning; andleveraging practice to support childhood development across the continuum of age-appropriate milestones.Quality SupportsParticipate in the design, development, and delivery of professional development to early childhood social workers.Inform the professional development of teachers and early childhood program leaders. (Directors/Principals) in support of improving early childhood family engagement, social-emotional learning knowledge and practices.Advise in the planning and management of large-scale teacher, principal, and director professional development efforts.Provide leadership and support to citywide leaders (including vendor agencies, superintendents and executive superintendent teams), supporting their efforts to analyze data, research innovative solutions for increasing student achievement, setting improvement goals, and monitoring and evaluating results.Support borough leaders to work with Birth to Five program to develop action plans aligned to the Early Childhood Framework for QualityAssist in the coordination of the evaluation of all Birth to Five programs within a geographic area.Research and analyze early childhood and elementary program/school policies as required. Ensure that all key policies are developed and implemented for such programs, as required.Work with schools and NYCEECs to develop action plans based on social worker and other site support staff visits. Qualification Requirements:MinimumMust currently possess or will possess by date of hire, New York State certification as a school district administrator (SDA) or school district leader (SDL). Please Note: We do not accept internship certificates.For more information regarding the DOE's supervisory certification requirements, as well as a link to the New York State Education Department's website to apply for certification, please visit our website at.PlusMinimum of five (5) years of satisfactory, full time experience as a social worker and/or tenured teacher and/or staff developer/teacher trainer of early childhood grades.PreferredPermanent State certification.Master of Social Work Degree; or Early Childhood, Bilingual Early Childhood, Common Branches, or Bilingual Common Branches license.Expert knowledge of developmentally appropriate early childhood practices, including social emotional learning and family engagement.Ability to assess program quality, use assessment outcomes to assist programs in developing quality improvement goals and strategies, and assist programs in achieving these goals.Strong program management skills, with the ability to plan, organize, develop, and lead the implementation of programs and large-scale projects on a school/district/or citywide basis.Strong leadership, relationship-building and communication skills.Strong people management and communication skills, with the ability to mentor and coach employees to continuously improve their performance and achieve positive outcomes for themselves as well as for the programs they serve.Ability to plan, organize, develop, and implement educational technology services for large-scale organizations.Ability to work effectively as part of a team.Salary: $110,419+Please be sure application includes a resume, cover letter and your 6-digitNYCDOEfile numberthat was issued.Applications will be accepted through February 4, 2020 until 3pm. NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERIt is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. For more information, pleaserefer to theDOE Non-Discrimination Policy . Job Location NEW YORK, New York, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular
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