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Social Work Fellow (Bilingual)

Join the team at The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School, featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and on 60 Minutes for its revolutionary salaries and outstanding results. TEP aims to achieve educational equity for students from historically underserved communities by utilizing world-class teachers and social workers, while re-imagining the teaching profession as a place in which teachers prioritize their own growth as pedagogical experts and community leaders.   

Watch the video here to learn more about TEP's new Middle School facility, designed with community and equity at the forefront. 

About the Role

Social Work Fellows at The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School serve as the facilitators of mental health services for TEP students and families, design and implement (proactive and preventative) programs that promote social and emotional health, and respond to day-to-day student issues and unanticipated crises. Each Social Work Fellow at The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School focuses their efforts on the students, families, and teachers of one specific cohort, while refining their skills and prioritizing their own professional growth. 

In this role, you will serve as the Social Work Fellow for one TEP cohort (Kindergarten through 8th Grade), then will move up with this cohort of students throughout their time at TEP until they graduate! This is an amazing opportunity for an experienced and creative clinician who thrives in an autonomous environment, is passionate about child and family work, and is seeking to form long-lasting relationships with students and families as they navigate the road from Kindergarten through adolescence.

Looking to have a significant impact while developing into an expert Clinical Social Worker within a community of master clinicians? This is the role for you.


Mental Health and Clinical Counseling Services

  • Provide regular counseling to students and families in need of social and emotional support; this includes both mandated counseling to students with IEPs (Individualized Education Plans) as well as individual and group counseling to other students in need
  • Coordinate the delivery of mental health and family services at community-based organizations for students and families requiring outside services
  • Lead mediations as necessary using relational-based models, in alignment with TEP's commitment to Restorative Justice Practices
  • Respond to day-to-day challenges and unanticipated student crises at TEP during the course of a school day
  • Design and implement creative clinical interventions for students with repeated instances of similar challenges

Mental Health Programming

  • Develop and lead programs for students and families to promote emotional, mental, and psycho-social health
  • Create mental and emotional health programs for staff

About You

  • Complete fluency in Spanish required
  • Deeply aligned to TEP’s mission of providing world-class mental health services and interventions to historically under-resourced student communities
  • Master’s degree in Social Work preferred, those with degrees in School Counseling or School Psychology will be considered
  • Experience as a Social Worker/Therapist/School Psychologist/School Counselor
  • Minimum of 2 years clinical experience working with children and families (or related experience)
  • Working knowledge of the instructional and social needs of students at risk and students with disabilities
  • Ability to design and implement in-school prevention programming according to current best practices
  • Ability to simultaneously manage a regular counseling schedule and triage crisis, while prioritizing multiple competing urgent tasks


  • The opportunity to join an experienced, diverse, and mission-driven team that is passionate about educational equity
  • Compensation: Competitive annual salary between $75K and $85K
  • Time Off: Approximately 10 weeks of vacation per year (all school vacations)
  • Employee Wellness: We value your well-being through our Staff Food Program, Staff Retreats, and Wellness Programming
  • Healthcare: World-class medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and Life Insurance policies
  • Family Focus: Parental leave and dependent care account so you can care for your loved ones
  • 403b Retirement Plan: We care about your ability to save for your future
  • Learning & Development: A culture that encourages and promotes professional growth and development, including internal PD and tuition/continuous learning reimbursements

Note that as this role requires a strong on-site presence, TEP's Clinical Social Worker Fellow is a fully in-person position at TEP's campus in Washington Heights, NYC.