PAVE Schools

  • School Social Worker

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    PAVE Schools, Inc. (PAVE) prepares Kindergarten to 8th grade students to thrive in competitive high schools and four-year colleges. PAVE provides its students with a rigorous academic program and a community built on the organization’s core values of Perseverance, Achievement, Vibrance, and Excellent character. PAVE supports the establishment and operation of:


    • PAVE Red Hook, a Kindergarten – 8th grade public charter school in Red Hook, Brooklyn. In 2018 – 2019, PAVE Red Hook will educate 490 Kindergarten – 8th grade scholars.
    • PAVE Southeast, a Kindergarten – 8th grade public charter school in Raleigh, NC.  In 2018-2019 PAVE Southeast will educate 400 Kindergarten – 4th grade scholars.
    • Future schools founded on the core values of Perseverance, Achievement, Vibrance, and Excellent character.


    PAVE Southeast Raleigh seeks an experienced and certified Social Worker. Ideal candidates are individuals who are committed to and effective at ensuring students’ social and emotional needs are met by providing interventions aligned with PAVE’s core beliefs and educational philosophy. The Social Worker will report directly to the Principal.


    Our Core Values

    Perseverance: We believe that reflection and refinement is key towards continuously growing and improving. We give and receive direct feedback and hold each other accountable.  We are solutions minded, positive and allow ourselves to be vulnerable as we persevere to get better.


    Achievement: We set ambitious goals and work relentlessly to attain them. We understand the key to student academic growth is great teaching; we obsess over the art and science of teaching timeless content well. We use data to drive all our decisions and measure our success.


    Vibrance: We share gratitude with our colleagues, students and families. We recognize that complaining saps our collective strength and remain optimistic in the face of challenges. We focus on the joy of our practice and recognize the accomplishments of others. We believe that good humor and generosity of spirit are key to a positive culture.


    Excellent Character: We always assume the best and take concerns to the source. We maintain emotional constancy and disciplined language in all situations. We treat all in our community with honesty


    • Design and oversee the student counseling program
    • Facilitate conversations pertaining to student progress (academic and behavioral) and student goals and then set actionable steps for improvement
    • Coordinate individualized behavior plans with all members of PAVE staff
    • Participate in Child Study Team meetings and assist in writing IEP goals for eligible students
    • Work with all teachers to ensure that they are in constant communication with parents
    • Help manage student crisis situations and follow up with appropriate agencies
    • Participate in home visits for PAVE families
    • Maintain accurate, confidential, detailed, and current individual student records
    • Ensure that PAVE complies with all federal and state regulations in regards to counseling, mandatory reporting, etc.
    • Lead Professional Development Sessions for the PAVE staff as needed
    • Perform other duties as outlined by the Principal


    • Master’s Degree in Social Work and Licensure (LMSW) or Counseling
    • North Carolina Certification (Preferred)
    • Experience in elementary, preferably in an urban setting
    • Unwavering belief and complete alignment to PAVE’s core values and educational philosophy
    • Commitment to providing every child with the best education possible
    • High level of professionalism and a collaborative approach
    • Excellent communication skills, especially with parents and students
    • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred


    PAVE Schools, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.


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