School Social Worker 2024-2025

Staff / Full-Time

The Rashi School, Dedham, MA

 

School Social Worker 2024-2025

 

Job Summary

The Rashi School, Greater Boston’s Reform Jewish Independent School, serving students in grades Pre-K-8 seeks a School Social Worker for the 2024-2025 school year. The School Social Worker will join a high functioning and highly collaborative Learning Team led by the Director of Student Support. In our warm and inclusive community, children are appreciated for who they are as they learn and develop their identities. With the school’s foundation of rigorous academics and differentiated instruction and a mission rooted in social justice, we want our students to ask the tough questions—not just the who, what, where, but the how, why, and what can I do to fix it? Rashi graduates have the confidence to try new things and to fail forward. With kindness at their core, they become empowered learners, change agents, global Jewish citizens, and good friends. 

Rashi’s Lower School uses a collaborative teaching model to promote students’ academic, social, and emotional growth by nurturing an environment that promotes risk taking, flexibility, adaptability, empathy, and resilience through collaborative teaching which models behaviors of the adults. We seek to employ faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds who model these traits and our core values for our students and are eager to support Rashi in fulfilling its mission. 

Rashi’s Middle School seeks to promote students’ academic, social, and emotional growth by nurturing an environment that promotes risk taking, flexibility, adaptability, empathy, and resilience. We are looking for educators with a history of positive, caring student-teacher interactions, rich content expertise, and student-centered approaches to join a team of exceptional faculty who utilize a strength based approach to empower students to be their best selves in and out of the classroom. We seek to employ faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds who model our core values (respect, learning, community, spirit, and justice) for our students and are eager to support Rashi in fulfilling its mission. 

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct tier 2 and tier 3 support to students with social-emotional challenges, including individual counseling and small group counseling
  • Conduct student and family assessments to identify students’ social, emotional, and behavioral needs

 

  • Offer family/caregiver support (including home visits as needed)
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed to ensure the safety and well-being of students and staff
  • Provide referral services to students and families seeking therapeutic support in the community
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration between families, school, and collateral service providers
  • Consult with teachers and administrators regarding evidence-based practices in the realm of mental health challenges, including but not limited to positive behavior supports
  • Oversee data collection and implementation of behavior plans
  • Lead monthly consultations with the Consulting Psychiatrist and Student Support team
  • Attend grade level meetings as needed
  • Consult to the Admissions Decision Committee

 

Personal Characteristics:

 

  • Collaborative
  • Creative
  • Analytical
  • Continuous learner
  • Open to feedback
  • Strong communicator 
  • Active listener
  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
  • Belief in Rashi’s Mission and Core Values

 

Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • 3 to 5 years experience in school setting with students in grades PK-8
  • Familiarity with Responsive Classroom, Second Step, and Social Thinking preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to sit, stand, type, twist, bend.
  • Able to use telephone and computers.

 

How to apply

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and professional references to jobs@rashi.org.

 

Rashi is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Guided by our core values of justice, respect, learning, community, and spirit, and with social justice as a foundational cornerstone of our school, we are committed to building an inclusive community that honors and respects each individual, their varied identities, and their spirit. We seek to listen, learn, and grow together to ensure that we are a place in which all community members can thrive. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, including age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, mental disorder, familial status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

The Rashi School

Dedham, MA
Elementary, Middle School
Day
All Gender
Religiously-Affiliated