Pace University is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides. To add to our esteemed staff, we’re seeking a full time Social Worker for our New York City (lower Manhattan) NY campus.
The full-time Social Work position for the OASIS program is an integral part of the comprehensive support offered to students with High Functioning Autism and other learning challenges. The Social Worker is part of the initial intake process interviewing students and families to inform them of the social emotional component of the OASIS program and to assess the students’ mental health functioning. He/she reviews all neuro-psychologicals for discussion with the Director and Administrative team to assure appropriateness of admission. The social worker educates all coaches on the strengths and needs of their students based upon the submitted testing.
• Provides individual supportive counseling and group counseling services for OASIS students.
• Utilizes appropriate methodologies for treatment plan i.e. Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT).
• Participates in new student intakes as outlined above.
• Confers with students’ outside therapists/psychiatrists to assure consistency in counseling.
• Works with team to implement best practices for student.
• Participates in weekly staff meetings and assists in developing strategies for success.
• Recommends overall improvements for social/emotional development of students within the OASIS program. Works with coaches to implement same.
• Participates in meetings regarding individual students and their families. Confers with parents as needed.
• Meets with coaches regularly.
• Leads training for staff on reading student’s neuropsychological evaluation and the trends that are impacting students and coaching.
• Assess student progress through comparative measurement at the beginning and end of each semester.
• Masters degree in Social Work required.
• Must have up-to-date NY State licensure.
• Must have extensive knowledge and experience working with students with ASD and other learning disabilities
Ranked in the top 9% of private US colleges that provide the best return on tuition investment, Pace University transforms the lives of its diverse students—academically, professionally, and socioeconomically. Currently, the University enrolls more than 13,000 students in more than 150 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs. Pace University is at the forefront of creating opportunity. Through the convergence of strong academics, experiential learning, and dedicated advising, Pace University empowers its students and positively impacts its communities.
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