Social Worker

IDEA Public Schools in San Antonio, TX

  • Type: Full Time
  • $59,400.00 - 82,930.00
position filled


Position at IDEA Public Schools

About IDEA Public Schools

At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years thats 8 times the national rate for students in our communities!

IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEAs co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve nearly 53,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. By 2022, IDEA will serve 100,000 students. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near youwith continued growth in our current regions and new launches in Houston (2020), Permian Basin (2020), and Tampa Bay (2021)!

When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.

To learn more about IDEA, check out this.

About San Antonio

San Antonio is the nations 7th largest city and boasts the highest rate of population growth across the U.S. As the San Antonio region continues to grow rapidly, IDEA is committed to increasing our community presence to provide the best experience for all families and children.

In May 2019, we welcomed our regions first graduating seniors. We believe through the hard work of our passionate IDEA Team & Family; college acceptance and matriculation can be realized. Currently, 1 in 6 San Antonio students graduate college ready. Changing this statistic for the better is part of the promise IDEA makes to current and incoming students.

Join our IDEA San Antonio family as we are poised to serve 29,000 students at 37 local schools by 2022.

Role Mission :Social Workers workdirectly with our at-risk scholars to ensure that they graduate from IDEA and go to and through college byprovidingthem individualized emotional, behavioral and mental health support. The goal is to work witha large group ofat-risk scholars and have them independently master coping skills to address and overcome mental, behavioral, and academic challenges.

Part of the role of this job will be to help the campus prepare for a strong year one launch.Up until our launch in August of 2019, this person will spend one third of their time preparing our plan for supporting at risk scholars, one third of their timesupporting theprincipalsaround the diverse by design model and thinking about training for adults and kids around diversity, equity, and inclusion and supporting our curriculum director through ensuringourteaching is culturally responsive. The final third of their time will be spent recruiting andonboardingfamilies to attend the school.


  • Schedule individualized andreoccurringsessions to address mental health needs
  • Establishindividualized counseling goals for scholars
  • Useknowledge and understanding of the reciprocal influences of home, school, and community to intervene for scholar success via such practices as assessment, crisis intervention, home visits, conflict resolution, individual and group counseling, consultation,program development, dropout prevention and coordination ofschool and community services
  • InformLead Team every time there isa potential persistence concern
  • Communicatewith family to figure out root cause and develop solutions to address concerns
  • Collaboratewith lead team to create a joyful, respectful school culture wherescholars want to come to school
  • Assist with campus joy factor, events and celebrations
  • Collaborates with teachers of concern to develop a plan to address failing grades concerns.
  • Communicates with families regarding weekly progress as needed.
  • We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics:

  • Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all studentsare capable of gettingto and through college
  • Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
  • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improvequickly
  • Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
  • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization
  • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes
  • We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students.
  • Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with students and families based on trust, understanding and respect for the communities in which they identify.
  • Participate in weekly manager check-ins, grade-level meetings, parent meetings, parent information sessions, before and after-school duties, and school wide meetings and functions
  • Engage in summer and year-long district, school and personal learning and development
  • Minimum of 40+ hours spent at school per week
  • Qualifications:

  • Education:Bachelors degree required
  • Experience:Teaching experience preferred; Ability to write and speak Spanish preferred
  • Licensure: Social work license required
  • Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adjust and adapt to a multitude of situations in the school environment
  • Ability to build solid student and family relationships
  • Compensation:

    Salaries for this role typically fall between $50,004 and $59,794 commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications.This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment.

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