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Elementary Student Support Specialist

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Horton's Kids, Inc.
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Washington, DC
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Published 1 day ago

Horton’s Kids is a community-based organization working to drive positive change in the lives of 500 children in grades K – 12 living in two of the most under-resourced communities in southeast Washington, DC, called Wellington Park and Stanton Oaks. In these neighborhoods, 80 percent of adults do not have a high school diploma, and the average annual household income is less than $10,000. With support from committed staff and volunteers, Horton’s Kids’ goal is to change the life trajectory of children by providing academic, youth development, and health and basic needs supports.

Details: Horton’s Kids is seeking two Social Workers or Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) to provide behavioral support at our in-person Summer Camp for roughly 125 children in grades PK-7. This position will play a crucial role in supporting students acclimate back into the school environment and mitigate learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This position reports directly to the Senior Director of Academics. Our Summer Camp will target learning loss through academic intervention, activities that target and strengthen executive functioning, and life skills. Additionally, this position will support the broader goals of the organization, particularly regarding social and emotional learning and youth development. Horton’s Kids Summer Camp is a 4-week program (June 28, 2021-July 23, 2021), Monday through Thursday from the hours of 8 am-2 pm. You must attend approximately fifteen hours of training and prep time during the week of June 21, 2021. This is an in-person, hourly position commensurate with experience.  

Due to COVID-19, appropriate and strict protocols are in place to ensure the safety of all students and staff. 

Core responsibilities of this position include:  

  • Oversee Mindfulness Room, a space used for 1-on-1 interventions to support students’ social, emotional, and mental health needs. 
  • Provide individual therapeutic support to students on an as-needed basis. 
  • Respond to crisis situations and implement behavior intervention plans. 
  • In conjunction with teachers and Horton’s Kids staff, support the development of curriculum to addresses the developmental needs of students. 
  • Implement appropriate accommodations and modifications to meet varying student needs. 
  • Develop strong relationships with students.  
  • Ensure all COVID protocols and precautions are met. 
  • Recording and reporting behavioral data for bi-weekly progress reports. 
  • Supporting the development of trauma-informed practices. 
  • Ability to perform other duties as assigned. 

 

Qualifications:  

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Psychology, Behavior Analysis or Related Field. 
  • Currently have a social work or counselor license in Washington, D.C., or a license from another state and the required documentation to receive reciprocity in D.C. 
  • School-based social worker, psychologist, or behaviorist with 2+ years (Preferred) 
  • Ability and willingness to collaborate with others to support students. 
  • Ability to facilitate group interventions with students of varying needs.  
  • Ability to form lasting relationships with children, families, volunteers, and school staff. 
  • Can provide appropriate support and safety as applicable to camp guidelines. 
  • Experience working with children and families who come from under-resourced, urban backgrounds. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity and social justice for children and families! 

Applicants will be asked to undergo standard screening requirements including an FBI background check, Child Protection Register check, and TB test. Must be 18 or older to apply. Horton’s Kids, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls, emails, or drop-ins, please.

Horton’s Kids is a community-based organization working to drive positive change in the lives of 500 children in grades K – 12 living in two of the most under-resourced communities in southeast Washington, DC, called Wellington Park and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 21, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 7, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required

Location

On-site
2600 Douglass Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA

How to Apply

Please include your resume and cover letter when applying through our website.

Please include your resume and cover letter when applying through our website.

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