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Community School Director, PS 306 Community School

PS 306 Ethan Allen Community School is as school based program that offers a strategy to organize resources and share leadership to integrate social services into the fabric of the schools. Community Schools offer a holistic approach toward improving academic performance driven by collaborative partnerships among principals, parents, teachers and CBOs. At the student level, Community Schools aim to increase student attendance, student engagement, development of social and emotional skills, and improve academic performance. At the school level, Community Schools aim to improve school culture, more actively engage families and provide seamless service delivery with partner organizations.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

The person filling this position is expected, under general direction, to ensure the smooth day-to-day running, coordination and supervision of all program-related staff and services in accordance with all program goals, targets, and performance outcomes and all CAMBA and program policies, procedures, and protocols; including the following: 

  • Maintain professional relationships with clients and client confidentiality.
  • Practice Universal Precautions/Standard Protocol & Procedures.
  • Comply with any and all Federal, State, City and CAMBA security and privacy polices intended to protect the security and privacy of individually identifiable health information.
  • Work with direct reporting staff to improve work performance through student feedback, training, and other appropriate mechanisms.
  • Overcome resistance to change from participants, direct reporting staff, and supervisors/funders.
  • Administer constructive discipline to direct reporting staff in compliance with CAMBA's corrective action guidelines.
  • Manage own time effectively and coordinate program activities to maximize time of direct reporting staff.
  • Lead and participate in administrative and staff meetings as requested.
  • Act as liaison with agency and school administration and teaching staff, and attend Pupil Personnel Committee meetings.
  • ​​Supervise Assistant Program Manager (Mental Health Counselor) via weekly meetings to discuss the assessment and treatment of each client; and provide guidance in; assessment and evaluation, treatment planning, completing psychosocial histories and progress notes, individual and group counseling, psychotherapy, and consultation.​
  • Participate in SLT meetings, Student success meetings, teacher and staff meetings as well as attend monthly community school team meetings.
  • Outreach to the community by flyering, calls, door knocking to find appropriate resources for students.
  • Conduct a needs assessment of student body by holding focus groups, distributing student, parent and school staff survey.
  • Plan, coordinate and facilitate events.

    Minimum Education/Experience Required:

    • Bachelor's degree (B. A. or B. S.) and three years applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.  Master's degree and/or LCSW/LMHC/Psychologist/Psychiatrist or NP preferred. (A license is required of these Master's Degrees: Social Work (LMSW or LCSW), Mental Health Counseling, Counseling/Guidance, Art Therapy).

    Other Requirements:

    • Must obtain Dept. of Education fingerprint clearance; doctor's note certifying good health; proof of negative results from TB test.
    • Ability to maintain fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment.
    • Supervisory experience a must.
    • ​​Ability to adapt to the culture and environment of a public school

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