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Social Worker / Guidance Counselor

Who are we?

After successfully building a school turnaround model in Detroit, Newark and Washington D.C., Matchbook Learning, a non-profit charter management organization, recently moved our team to Indianapolis, Indiana, to launch a single PreK-8 Innovation Charter School in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS). We have been granted a charter to restart and turn around a low performing IPS school beginning summer 2018. Our innovative, award winning blended turnaround school model, the first of its kind in the nation to be offered to schools with the highest poverty rates and needs, has already achieved extraordinary results. Now, we are excited to develop a scalable model for inner city public education in Indianapolis.  

What are we looking for?

The Guidance Counselor &/or Social Worker is directly responsible for improving the academic performance and behavioral functioning of the school’s at-risk students through counseling, home visits, direct intervention, and teacher consultation. The Social Worker is also responsible for providing services for students in need of immediate crisis intervention. 

What do you need to have?

  • MSW in Social Work required.  
  • IN Licensure as a LSW or LCSW required.
  • LSW in IN with at least two years of experience serving as a child or adolescent social worker, LCSW preferred  
  • Ability to work well on a multidisciplinary team
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Experience working as a school social worker highly desirable but not required
  • Experience in urban education highly desirable but not required

(Background in Trauma Informed Care)

How do I apply?

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter here: http://www.matchbooklearning.com/careers. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

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