A kind, communicative, social justice leader with a strong belief that student wellness is inextricably linked to preparing students to thrive in college, career, and life. You believe that effective school counseling includes culturally responsive, trauma-informed care to address the historical and sociocultural contextual factors that maintain social inequity and generational trauma in racially, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse school communities. Your training and experience allow you to create a safe and trusting learning environment for all students that meets individual needs and adheres to professional and ethical standards. You know what it takes to plan, implement, and oversee results-based school counseling programs that promote student welfare. You have a growth mindset for self, students, and adults and want to develop the perspective, agency, and urgency to make a positive impact in the world around you, and take actions that promote justice and equity in your community.
We are E.L. Haynes.
A learning community where every student – of every race, socioeconomic status, home language, and ability – prepares to thrive in college, career, and life. Together, we create a more just and kind world.
Founded in 2004 and named for the first African-American woman to earn her Ph.D. in Mathematics, the award-winning E.L. Haynes Public Charter School serves more than 1,135 students in grades Pre-K3 through 12th grade. E.L. Haynes operates two campuses in the Petworth neighborhood of Northwest Washington, DC, and offers a rigorous educational program designed to prepare students to succeed in the college of their choice.
We believe that our most significant contribution to ending systemic injustice is through purposefully empowering our diverse community— as individuals and as a collective— with the skills and the conviction to be effective leaders for equity.
Our mission of student success is inextricably linked with our commitment to equity and the daily efforts of every member of our community to live our motto-Be Kind, Work Hard, and Get Smart.
We are different. We are:
We expect students to demonstrate the following skills and qualities in our graduate profile.
ABOUT OUR ACADEMIC PROGRAM
We operate on an extended year calendar with an additional 1,000 hours of academic and extracurricular programming beyond the 1,200 hours that every DC student receives.
Please read more about our academic program here.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Social Worker will work with students to address their academic and developmental needs. The person in this role provides supportive services to students within the special education/504 Plan setting and general education setting, including but not limited to: group and individual therapy, crisis assessment and intervention, and assessment and referral for community-based agencies. Using the Multi-tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) framework, the social worker will collaborate with other members of the Student Wellness Team and families to ensure students receive evidence-informed, multi-tiered interventions that support psychoeducation, prevention, and intervention for student success.
This position reports to the Director of Student Health and Wellness.
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We look forward to meeting you!
We proactively recruit, intentionally develop, and deeply value all members of our diverse and highly talented staff community. Our work environment fosters inclusion and authenticity, supporting all staff to thrive in their roles and maximize their impact on our students.
Our hiring process consists of an online application, asynchronous and panel interviews, and a written performance activity. Please see more here. We offer a competitive salary based on experience and qualifications. Learn more about our comprehensive benefits package here.
Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.