School Social Worker

BelovED Community & Empowerment Academy Charter Schools | Jersey City, NJ


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Posted Date 3/20/2024
Expiration Date9/27/2024


Empowerment Academy is hiring a full time Social Worker to work at our Middle School beginning with the 2024-2025 School Year.


Salary: $66,000-$86,000



Empowerment Academy is a dynamic and successful charter school that truly supports its teachers and staff. Empowerment has 3 of its own campuses, and BelovED is our “sister school.” We serve a mix of students that are among the most diverse in America while enjoying the cultural vibrance of Jersey City, Hoboken and New York City. Our staff is a dedicated group of individuals passionate about closing the achievement gap and providing a quality educational program. 


At Empowerment Academy, we emphasize teamwork and community and truly value our faculty:

  • Evidencing this, compared to those with similar experience, OUR FACULTY MEMBERS ARE AMONG THE HIGHEST PAID IN NEW JERSEY;
  • Moreover, we seek to achieve academic success without burning out teachers by meshing an effective education program with effective teacher support and professional development.


Position Overview

Social Workers are responsible for helping students come to school ready to learn by providing counseling and by connecting students and their families with appropriate resources in the community.

Social Workers are also a resource to school leadership and the staff on matters relevant to the social and emotional health of students.

Social Worker Responsibilities

  • Counseling students and their families to facilitate a student’s adjustment to the school;
  • Consulting with school personnel regarding social adjustment factors of students in schools, at home, and in the community;
  • Helping students and their families work toward solutions for problems affecting a child’s readiness to learn;
  • Referring parents/guardians to relevant community services or agencies when the school cannot offer appropriate help;
  • Maintaining a relationship with community agencies and resources available to address students’ special needs;
  • Collaborating with Child Study Team Case Manager as necessary.
  • Communicating with parents/guardians to share information regarding educational planning and programming;
  • Maintaining confidential records on all referred students and student/parent contacts in accordance with federal and state law; and
  • Providing support, as needed, to students and staff during a crisis;
  • Collaborating with staff in grade-level and department planning meetings, and in professional development activities;
  • Assisting with tasks necessary for the successful and orderly functioning of the school (such as hallway supervision, arrival/departure transitions, field trips, and other such duties as the school leadership may request from staff); and
  • Participating in events outside of normal school hours such as family nights, student performances, field trips, and teacher-parent conferences.
  • Coordinator of the Intervention & Referral Services (I&RS) team



Social Workers will need to hold School Social Worker certification from the NJ Department of Education. We are unable to consider anyone without a NJ DOE School Social Worker Certification. We are looking for Social Workers with at least 1-2 years of experience working in a school.


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development

As an equal opportunity employer, BelovED Community Charter School hires without consideration for race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

Type of Job (PreK-12 or Higher Ed.)

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