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Student Support Social Worker/Success Coach

Siembra Leadership High School is currently seeking to fill their open Student Support Social Worker/Success Coach position.

Job Overview

This is a full-time position housed at the school campus. Social worker reports directly to the Director of Student Support. Social worker is chiefly responsible for carrying out the mission of the school based on the following duties:

  • Ability to work in an environment that mimics that of a startup company, including but not limited to: ability/willingness to adapt in the moment, working in ambiguity, willingness to demonstrate courageous initiative, risk taking, development of systems and participation in the co-creation of a startup school setting.
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team to collaboratively create a school aimed to re-engage youth.
  • Manage a caseload of Special Education students to include advocacy, providing direct ancillary services and documentation compliance.
  • Support the development of students’ soft skills in a group work learning model.
  • Facilitate the growth of a physically and emotionally safe school culture through daily activities during both project and success project work.
  • Lead a success project caseload of students through their four-year experience of the school by supporting those students in their intellectual, social and emotional development.
  • Engage families through asset based and positive youth development frameworks.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development training.
  • Develop and provide professional development training(s) for staff with regard to specific area(s) of expertise.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work from an accredited university
  • NM Public Education Department (NM PED) school social work license or ability to obtain upon employment
  • NM State Regulations & Licensing Board bachelor level social work license
  • Ability to pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in social work from an accredited university
  • NM State Regulations & Licensing Board independent or clinical social work license
  • Experience supporting the social and emotional needs of students
  •  Bilingual/bicultural
  • 3 – 5 years direct practice experience with youth

Benefit Information

  • Level I/LBSW: $55,000
  • Level II/LMSW: $66,000
  • Level III/LCSW: $77,000

Application Process

For consideration, applicant(s) must submit the following materials directly to Jaqlyn Baldwin at

  • Letter of interest demonstrating qualification and experience
  • Personal statement of social justice in education
  • Current curriculum vitae or resume
  • Three professional references (direct supervisors preferred)
  • Copies of current license(s)

All applicants will be screened based on desirable qualifications and relevant experience. The most qualified applicants will be scheduled for position interviews. All other applicant submissions will be placed in a talent bank for future consideration.

Contact Information

Jaqlyn Baldwin, Executive Director, Email: