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Community Pathway’ Worker [ACS]

Work Location

North Bronx, NY

Job Type



Full Time


$40,000 / Year

Community Pathway’ Worker Job Description

Title: Community Pathway’ Worker

Classification: Non-Exempt

Status:  Full-time

Salary: $40,000

Location: New York City

Supervisor: Program Director

Hire Date: Hiring immediately - start date of July 1st, 2024


I’RAISE is partnering with the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) using the School-Based-Early Support model. The goal is to partner closely with schools to connect families to support and services well before concerns warrant a call to the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). ACS, through I’RAISE, intends to offer families “light touch” service options that strive to connect families to community resources through case management, address families’ concrete needs, support parent/caregiver capacity in their caregiving roles, and avoid unnecessary investigations.


Position Summary:

As a Community Pathway’ Worker, you will provide case management rooted in Motivational Interviewing to a maximum of eight (8) families who seek services of their own accord via the program’s community pathway. The community pathway worker would also co-facilitate parent/caregiver support models (EBPs) and support school partnership and outreach efforts with guidance from the School Outreach Liaison.


  • Develop and maintain relationships with community organizations, local businesses, and government agencies to enhance access to resources.

  • Conduct outreach activities to raise awareness of available services and programs within the community.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to identify emerging needs and gaps in services.

  • Provide individualized support to clients, including assessment of needs and goal setting.

  • Advocate for clients to ensure their access to necessary services and resources.

  • Offer guidance and assistance in navigating complex systems such as healthcare, housing, employment, and education.

  • Maintain accurate records of client interactions and progress towards goals.

  • Develop and implement personalized action plans in collaboration with clients.

  • Facilitate referrals to appropriate community services and programs, coordinating follow-up as needed.

  • Respond promptly to crises and emergencies, providing emotional support and practical assistance.

  • Collaborate with emergency services and other relevant agencies to ensure client safety and well-being.

  • Conduct workshops and educational sessions on topics such as financial literacy, health promotion, and life skills.

  • Empower clients to build resilience, self-advocacy, and problem-solving skills.

  • Foster a supportive community environment that promotes mutual aid and peer support.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of new programs and initiatives to meet community needs.

  • Collect data and feedback to evaluate the effectiveness of existing programs, making recommendations for improvement.

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues within the organization and across partner agencies.

  • Participate in team meetings, case conferences, and training to enhance professional development and coordination of services.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field required; 

  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant Community Pathway’ Worker experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in a community-based setting, preferably in a direct service capacity.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of community resources and social service systems in New York City.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish rapport and build trusting relationships with diverse populations.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with proficiency in English; proficiency in additional languages a plus.

  • Experience in case management, advocacy, and crisis intervention preferred.

  • Familiarity with trauma-informed care principles and cultural competency best practices.

Travel Requirement:

  • Ability to travel within New York City public schools to perform job-based duties

  • Must be a New York City Resident with a valid Social Security Number - I’RAISE does not provide relocation assistance nor provide any visa sponsorship at this time 

Full-Time Employee Benefits

  • Paid-time off (PTO):

    • Vacation: 10 days for 1st & 2nd year, 14 days for 3rd year, 20 days for 4th year and onward, 6 days personal, 6 days sick, holidays, etc. Mental health days (1 day per month)

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits 

  • Retirement Plan - Matching

  • Worker Compensation

  • Disability Benefit

  • Professional Development Small Tuition Reimbursement

  • Loan Forgiveness - We are a qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. To read about eligibility requirements visit

  • Any added employee benefit

Comprehensive Background Clearance Requirement

  • Reference Checking 

  • Previous Employment Verification 

  • SCR Clearance

  • SEL List Check 

  • NYS-DJSC Criminal Background Check/Fingerprint 


I'RAISE Girls & Boys International Corporation is a heartfelt haven founded in 2012 by the visionary Chief Executive Officer, Shanequa Moore. As a beacon of hope and resilience, we stand tall as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, proudly led by individuals from BIPOC and women communities. Since our inception, we have woven a tapestry of support, dedication, and transformation that defines who we are.

I’RAISE is not just an organization; it is a promise to make a difference in the lives of families. We are the guardians of youth, catalysts for community restoration, and architects of improved quality of life for minority children and families. Our purpose is etched in the very fabric of our holistic programs that commit to the well-being and empowerment of every child.

RAISE, EMPOWER, AND INSPIRE EVERY CHILD is not just a mantra; it's our guiding vision since 2012. We aspire to elevate self-esteem and self-worth, ensuring that every child, irrespective of background, finds success and progress in all facets of life

Join us in this journey of compassion, empowerment, and transformation. Together, we can rewrite the narrative for every child, building a future where potential knows no bounds.



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