Experience success
on another level.

Job Details

School Social Worker

Do you have a passion for education and being a part of a mission-driven organization?  Do you want to join a fast-growing company with excellent benefits, such as tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off, and so much more?

Green Tree School & Services in Philadelphia, PA is looking for a School Social Worker whose principal task is to empower students and their families to access available opportunities and resources that develop each student’s potential.


Major Function: Assessment

  • Completes clinical interviews during the admission screening process and supplemental student assessments of student needs in accordance with family and student rights.
  • Completes risk assessments for crisis intervention as needed
  • Uses screening tools and evaluation results to develop appropriate interventions for students and families.
  • Develops short-term intervention plans consistent with evidence-based treatment, student’s needs, strengths, and their present levels of social and emotional functioning.
  • Uses appropriate tools, observations, and interviews with school team members to evaluate progress with interventions and readiness for transition within a multi-tiered system of supports.


Major Function: Service Delivery

  • Provides risk assessment, crisis intervention and response to students in need to ensure safety and facilitate access to emergency psychiatric services when needed.
  • Facilitate group intervention with students on a weekly basis focused on skill development (e.g., coping skills, social skills, etc.) and transfer of skills with peers and the larger school community.
  • Provide individual counseling services to students with intensive social and emotional challenges, utilizing evidence based brief treatment protocols.
  • Timely submission of all clinical documentation, including communication logs, intervention plans, and individual and/or group therapy notes.


Major Function: Consultation

  • Participates in school wide meetings (e.g., all staff meetings, child study team meetings, program specific meetings, etc.)
  • Consults with vital stakeholders, including parents/guardians, education team members and community-based liaisons to support the empowerment and development of students and families.
  • Consults with the school team on potential barriers to success including attendance, mental health impairments, delinquency, homelessness, and suspicion of child abuse or neglect.
  • Facilitates interagency communication with community based mental health service providers


Major Function: Advocacy

  • Promotes service to students and their families within the context of multicultural understanding and competence that enhances family engagement in the student’s learning process.
  • Assists students and their families in gaining access to community-based resources and supports.
  • Participates in school wide programming to promote a safe, healthy, caring school climate that fosters academic success.


Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in social work from an accredited institution
  • PA Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Valid Act 34, Act 151 and Act 114 clearances
  • Minimum of two years of experience in school settings (may include internship)
  • Experience with students with autism and emotional disturbance preferred
  • Experience with culturally diverse populations preferred
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations, including child welfare and special education
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, tasks, projects and assignments in a timely manner
  • Ability to communicate with all stakeholders in a courteous and professional manner
  • Ability to write and complete routine clinical documentation efficiently and coherently
  • Ability to present in a professional appearance and manner
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.



Eligible Green Tree School & Services Employees will receive competitive pay and benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Company-Paid Short and Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life, Hospital, and Accident Coverage
  • Generous paid time off and paid holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401K with 100% vested company contribution
  • Healthcare, dependent care, and commuter Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Tuition credit program for eligible dependents
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Rewards program which allows you to earn points to purchase items

Green Tree School & Services is a non-profit state-licensed agency that provides education, therapeutic and clinical support to children with autism disorder and severe emotional disabilities. At Green Tree School & Services, all students are instructed based on their IEP goals and the appropriate state standards as defined but the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Green Tree School & Services is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and embraces diversity in the workplace. We are also committed to providing a drug-free, safe workplace for our employees and the students we serve. For more information about Green Tree School & Services careers and benefits, please visit our website www.greentreeschool.org

To view all our open opportunities, please visit our career site at https://newstoryjobs.com/.

If you are a current New Story employee, please apply through the UKG system. Click here, log in, and navigate to “Open Opportunities” to search and apply for current open opportunities.