Friendship Public Charter School

Social Worker (LICSW)

Vacancy for School Year
2021-22
Class
Full-Time
Location
US-DC-Washington
Campus
Friendship Public Charter School

Overview

Friendship Public Charter School is a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Recognized as a high performing charter organization -- with campuses receiving the highest performance rating offered in the District of Columbia – we serve students across multiple DC communities.

Since our founding in 1997, we have grown to serve over 4,000 students from pre-kindergarten through 12thgrade and we more than doubled the number of communities in which we are located. We have a team of hundreds of dedicated staff who work every day to provide our students with the experience they need to succeed in college and in life – and their work has resulted in student achievement that has gained national recognition. 

When you join Friendship, you are part of a family that encompasses your colleagues and the families we serve. You join a group of people who share the same passion for our students’ success and for our collective ability to prepare every student for college completion. You join a group of people who share the belief that every child can achieve anything.

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.

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