Friendship Public Charter School

  • Social Worker

    Vacancy for School Year
  • Overview

    The mission of Friendship Public Charter School (FPCS) is to prepare students to become ethical, literate, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens by providing a world-class education that motivates students to reach high academic standards, to enjoy learning, to achieve success, and to contribute actively to their communities.



    • 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.
    • Conducting home visits that encourage home/school communication.
    • 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.
    • Serving as a mediator within the school.
    • Communicating with other agencies involved with students.
    • Attending court hearings as a Friendship PCS representative.
    • Making appropriate referrals for community resources.


    • Master's of Social Work (MSW) from an accredited school of social work with a minimum of 60 graduate semester hours; a minimum of six graduate semester hours in education; and completed a supervised practicum or field experience of a minimum of 400 clock hours in an accredited school discharging the duties of a school social worker.
    • District of Columbia Government, Department of Health Professional License, which must be renewed every two (2) years by obtaining the required continuing education units: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW).
    • District of Columbia Certification as a School Social Worker, which must be maintained throughout employment with Friendship Public Charter School.
    • At least three (2) years of work experience as a Social Worker in an urban school/setting with a track record of high student achievement.


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