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School Social Worker, Counselor, Washington DC 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

School Social Worker, Counselor needed for full-time (8 hrs/day, 8a-4p. 10-6p or 12-8p), temp to perm position at a non-traditional college prep school in Washington DC. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preventive work with students, staff, and families
  • Providing consultation to school staff and parents to facilitate student educational, social, and emotional growth.
  • Obtaining information concerning the effects of environment, including family, cultural, and economic disadvantages that may be adversely affecting student progress.
  • Working collaboratively with the Student Support Team (SST) to develop plans of assistance for students at risk of academic and/or behavioral difficulty.
  • Coordinating school and community services.
  • Serving as the home-school-community liaison responsible for effective resource utilization and positive relations with stakeholders.

Program Development

  • Conducting risk assessments.
  • Planning for support services both within and outside the school.
  • Facilitating special support groups, i.e. students with incarcerated parents, grief and loss, divorce, teen parents, conflict resolution, etc. as needed.
  • Managing family resource centers, where parents/guardians can access needed information and participate in opportunities to learn how to support their student(s).

Program Planning

  • Working with administrators to implement effective policies that address school safety, school attendance, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, child abuse, and neglect.


  • Serving as a mediator within the school.
  • Communicating with other agencies involved with students.
  • Attending court hearings as a DC Public Schools representative.
  • Making appropriate referrals for community resources.



Direct Services

  • Providing individual counseling.
  • Providing group counseling.
  • Providing psychoeducation.
  • Providing crisis intervention.

Special Education

  • Serving as a member of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).
  • Conducting social work evaluations and other related assessments for initial evaluations and re-evaluations.
  • Providing related services as prescribed by Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), including social skills, life skills, and transitional skills that can be transferred from school to community.
  • Participating in MDT, IEP, manifestation determination, and other related meetings.
  • Working collaboratively within the classroom setting to implement student IEPs.
  • Collecting data for the purpose of monitoring social/emotional progress and evaluating effectiveness of services.
  • Providing technical assistance on strategies that improve outcomes for special education students.
  • Coordinating the design and implementation of behavior intervention plans and functional behavior assessments.
  • Keeping thorough records of each student receiving services.
  • Completing student progress reports.
Position Requirements

MSW, at least 2 years experience in a diverse  school/setting.


This position is currently accepting applications.

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