Social Worker, Division of Student Success and Retention (Two Positions)



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Division of Student Success and Retention

Social Worker – Two Positions

Reporting to the Associate Director of Social Work, the Social Worker (Professional Services Specialist III) will support the mission of the Division for Student Success and Retention and assist at-risk students with issues that impact their well-being and academic success. They will be a part of a team assisting Kean University students in obtaining resources that will improve their daily life and student experience. The Social Worker will connect students with campus and community resources that assist with solving social, economic, emotional and behavioral problems; help students cope with problems and solve issues that may be related to food insecurity, housing issues, financial well-being and family crises; and serve as a resource to Kean faculty and staff by informing the campus community of various resources for at-risk students. The Social Worker works in collaboration with campus and statewide stakeholders and they are essential in identifying resources, following up on cases assigned and assisting students to persist to graduation. They will also run workshops and assist with campus events that promote well-being. This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.

This is not a remote position and requires physical presence on campus as determined by the Supervisor. It requires working on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic and interacting directly with students following all procedures and protocols set forth in the University’s Restart Plan and any procedures/protocols created through additional correspondence. The employee must have the ability to wear a face covering for the duration of the workday during the COVID pandemic or as determined by university protocol.

Qualifications: MSW degree and two years of professional experience working with at-risk populations, mentoring and/or community stakeholders is required. LSW or LCSW in the State of New Jersey is preferred. Candidate must have excellent administrative and organizational skills; excellent data-gathering, analysis and reporting skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; and the ability to work with a diverse campus population.

Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts for all degrees are required prior to the starting date of employment.

Additional Information

Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.

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