Job: Library Social Worker / Field Instructor

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Library Social Worker / Field Instructor

Number position available:

$45,000 - $60,000, depending on qualifications and experience

Job Category:

Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.


The Library Social Worker / Field Instructor serves as SEFLINs primary point of contact and field liaison for SEFLINs social services in libraries project.This project is an innovative, first of its kind project that seeks to develop social services in libraries on a regional scale, serving multiple library partner sites. This position will provide direct social services to the public in library settings, continuing education for library staff regarding whole person librarianship, wrap-around services, and trauma-informed service models, and BSW and MSW student intern supervision in both virtual and on-site environments.

Current sites served are the Main Branch of the Miami-Dade Public Library System, Boynton Beach Public Library, and Delray Beach Public Library. The successful candidate will join SEFLIN's social work team, which will consist of two full-time social worker / field instructors, a part-time contractural social worker/field instructor, student interns, SEFLIN staff, and library staff.


Funding and Availability

Position is grant funding dependent and is currently funded through September 30, 2022. Funding is reapplied for annually. 


Administration: 40%

  • Evaluate the social services in libraries program and identify statistical measures
  • Keep and report statistics from assigned sites monthly
  • Determine location and schedules for social work interns 
  • Interview, provide orientation for, and supervise student interns  
  • Communicate with library staff to identify areas of need specific to assigned locations 
  • Develop partnerships with community agencies 
  • Seek and advocate for additional funding opportunities; assist with grant writing 
  • Assist with preparation of grant payment deliverables, mid-year, and final grant report for LSTA grant and other grants as applicable
  • Participate in SEFLIN staff meetings, community partner meetings, and other meetings as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Direct Patron Contact/Social Services: 60%

  • Engage library patrons to build relationships and assess needs for social services
  • Develop and offer training to library staff on topics of relevance
  • Serve as information brokers regarding social services available to library patrons and educate patrons and the community about the services
  • Serve as advocates for vulnerable at at-risk patrons
  • With library staff, create and offer other library programs that address identified needs
  • Maintain a schedule of availability to provide direct services to the public at assigned locations


Minimum Education and Experience

Masters degree in social work. At least two years post-degree experience in social work required. Preference may be given to those with clinical licensure, though licensure is not required. Additional requirements may be defined by partner institutions for student supervision.  

The ideal candidate will work well with limited supervision, be capable of developing and maintaining strong community partnerships, have strong communication skills to promote the project to stakeholders and potential grantor organizations and be excited to develop new and innovative service models for social services in library settings. 

Knowledge, Experience, and Skills Required 

Knowledge of social work best practices required. Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of needs and demographics represented within at-risk populations required. Ability to organize and present information via a variety of software applications as necessary required. Familiarity with google applications, including but not limited to gmail and google drive, proficiency with basic computer applications, ability to work independently with little supervision, experience working with persons experiencing homelessness preferred, experience providing supervision preferred – especially experience supervising MSW and or BSW student interns.


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Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

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Job Location

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Job Place:

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

777 Glades Road

Boca Raton


Palm Beach

Institution Information
Institution Name :

777 Glades Road

Boca Raton



Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Brock Peoples

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