Friendship Public Charter School

Social Worker

Vacancy for School Year
2020-21
Class
Full-Time
Location
US-DC-Washington
Campus
Friendship Armstrong Campus

Company : Campus Specifics

Why Armstrong?

Friendship Armstrong is home to our Reggio Emilia Learning Center, which uses art, nature, literature, dramatic play,
language, writing, and music to spark students’ intellect, creativity, and self-confidence.


Named after the area in Italy where the concept was developed, Reggio Emilia is an early-learning model that has
earned worldwide acclaim. Friendship continues to develop this learning approach by combining the creative process
of Reggio with our rigorous early-education curriculum, which incorporates culturally responsive learning tools and
new technology into every classroom.


Guided by a community of seasoned and supportive teachers, Armstrong students build strong foundations in
mathematics, science, social studies, English, and language arts while developing the skills essential to high
achievement such as hard work, critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.


Equally important, Armstrong’s on-campus Parent Center ensures that our most valuable learning partners –
our parents – are consistent figures in our classrooms and at extended-learning and after-school events.

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.

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;
• 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; and
• Making appropriate referrals for community resources.

 

Special Education
• 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.



Qualifications

  • 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 two years of work experience as a Social Worker in an urban school/setting with a track record of high student achievement.
  • Understanding of child development, psychopathology, social and environmental conditioning, cultural diversity and family systems.
  • Ability to conduct clinical interviews and write comprehensive social history evaluations.
  • Ability to administer, interpret, and analyze related assessment instruments.

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