Director of Social Work, 2019-2020 Academic Year


  • 3+ years experience working with adolescents in a school setting
  • Licensed in the State of New York (LMSW, LCSW)
  • Seminar Training in Field Instruction (SIFI) Certification: Ability to oversee MSW Interns or willing to obtain certification within first year



  • Provide individual therapeutic interventions to students; social-emotional issues may include: trauma, depression, self-harm, panic disorders, eating disorders, abuse and neglect, family relationship concerns
  • Communicate regularly with students’ families and conduct family therapy sessions as appropriate
  • Conduct student meditations as a supportive approach to conflict resolution
  • Design and implement individual behavior modification plans
  • Facilitate group counseling sessions with students experiencing common social-emotional obstacles
  • Supervise a part-time School Counselor and MSW student intern 
  • Prepare Family Court reports for child abuse and neglect cases
  • Connect students and families to community resources and monitor treatment and services students receive through community agencies
  • Manage all crisis intervention involving the student body

Community Development and Programming

  • Create and implement school programming and classroom interventions that support a positive school culture
  • Partner and collaborate with teachers in creating supportive and positive classroom environments


  • Oversee Student Needs Committee (Bi-weekly meeting that addresses the holistic needs of at-risk students)
  • Regularly collaborate with the Dean of Students to address student behavior 
  • Member of the Academic Leadership Team and Student Review Board 
  • Design and lead Professional Developments for Faculty and Staff
  • Maintain and implement a School-Wide Crisis Intervention Protocol for all Social-Emotional Crises

Submission Requirements

Please submit your most recent Resume and Cover Letter addressed to CRBHS Hiring Committee as well as a fully formed response, attached as a separate document, to the following question to: schoolteach@cristoreybrooklyn.org

Response Question:

Provide some examples of social-emotional concerns you think adolescents face during their high school years. How will you work with other school professionals (your interdisciplinary team) to holistically address these concerns?


Full Time July 16- August 9th (Humanities, Writing, Math, Science, Technology, Business Skills)

To apply: Please send your current resume, cover letter, copies of college transcripts (unofficial), and written responses to the two questions listed below to the Cristo Rey Hiring Committee at schoolteach@cristoreybrooklyn.org

Cristo Rey Brooklyn is a Catholic high school that educates young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose, and service. By offering a rigorous curriculum, a unique work-study experience, and the support of an inclusive school community, we prepare our students to succeed in college and beyond with the values essential to a fulfilling life.

The school’s vision is to be considered among the best high schools in New York City as measured by academic achievement, graduation rate, college acceptance, and post-graduate success.

The core mission of Cristo Rey Brooklyn is fundamentally one of social justice; as the Cristo Rey Network’s Mission Statement articulates, “The Cristo Rey Network empowers thousands of students from underserved, low-income communities to develop their minds and hearts to become lifelong contributors to society. By providing students an extraordinary college preparatory education and a unique four-year, integrated corporate work study experience, we seek to transform urban America one student at a time.” In other words, Cristo Rey Brooklyn, along with its 31 sister schools, has dedicated itself to educational and lifelong opportunity and equality. CRB is also driven by the audacious but attainable goal to not only change the lives of its students, but to alter the trajectory of entire families; with a college degree and professional experience, students will be better positioned for financial stability and greater economic opportunity.

In your application, please include written responses to the following prompts:

  1. Describe your philosophy of education and explain how you hope to put it to practice as a member of the Cristo Rey Brooklyn team.
  2. We have assembled a team of experienced educators who maintain high expectations for our students and work tirelessly to support each student’s learning, growth, and development. We have built a mission-driven culture that is open to growth, dedicated, driven, flexible, creative, loving, joyful, and resilient. Our team is comprised of individuals who are not afraid to fail, who dare to dream big, and who will stop at nothing to make our students’ dreams a reality. We push ourselves to be constantly learning, reflecting, creating, and developing. We challenge ourselves and our students to believe, to dream, to lead, and to serve. Why should you be part of this team?