A kind, communicative, social justice leader with a strong belief that student wellness is inextricably linked to preparing students to thrive in college, career, and life. You believe that effective school counseling includes culturally responsive, trauma-informed care to address the historical and sociocultural contextual factors that maintain social inequity and generational trauma in racially, ethnically and socio-economically diverse school communities. Your training and experience allow you to create a safe and trusting learning environment for all students that meets individual needs and adheres to professional and ethical standards. You know what it takes to plan, implement, and oversee results-based school counseling programs that promote student welfare. You have a growth mindset for yourself, students, and adults and want to develop the perspective, agency, and urgency to make a positive impact in the world around you, and take actions that promote justice and equity in your community.
- Provide clinical supervision and support to junior student wellness team staff members;
- Provide supportive services to students within the special education/504 Plan setting and general education setting, including but not limited to: group therapy, individual therapy, crisis assessment and intervention, and assessment and referral for community-based agencies;
- Collaborate with the Director of Health and Wellness to develop school-wide health and wellness education and prevention programming;
- Collaborate with the Attendance and Family Engagement Coordinator and other community partners to provide intervention and support for students with inconsistent school attendance and track effectiveness of services;
- Participate and actively contribute to all multi- and inner-disciplinary student support team meetings;
- Provide assessment, case management, individual and group evidence-based interventions to students and families to improve student social, emotional, behavioral, and academic success;
- Collaborate with families by sharing relevant resources, building a strong home-school connection, and making effective referrals to community agencies;
- Act as liaison for community partners in their provision of services on campus;
- Adhere to the ethics and values of the Social Work profession and practice according to the NASW Code of Ethics and IDEA regulations; and
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- A Master’s degree in Social Work;
- Possession of a valid LICSW license;
- A valid LICSW District of Columbia Social Worker license. Out-of-state clinicians will be required to transfer their credentials within two months of employment;
- Two or more years of experience working in culturally, demographically, and socially diverse educational settings, with a concentration in K-12 youth;
- Inner ability, stamina, and self-care strategies necessary to work with a high needs population;
- Strong organizational and communication skills;
- Proven ability to work as a member of a team;
- Commitment to meeting the needs of every child in a diverse population;
- Commitment to his/her learning and professional development;
- Strong collaborative skills; and
- Full COVID-19 vaccination.
You might also have:
- Oral and/or written proficiency in Spanish;
- Familiarity with standardized assessments and ability to analyze data; and
- Familiarity with special education requirements and best practices.