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School Social Worker/Clinical Counselor at Maya Angelou Academy (DoC) SY 24 -25

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The Organization

Maya empowers opportunity and justice-involved youth to transform the trajectory of their lives. We do this by engaging each of our scholars in a restorative, relevant school experience that prioritizes personalized academic support, well-being, and preparation for the post-Maya pathway of their choice. With an education in our network of schools, our scholars will do more than succeed – they will thrive!

If you would like to learn more about Maya Angelou Schools and See Forever Foundation, please visit

The Touchstone

At the Maya Angelou Schools, the key to our success is rooted in building trusting, respectful, and nurturing relationships with each other. We strive to create safe spaces for all to be able to reach their limitless potential. We are at our best when we work together to ensure the unique needs of our community are met. We empower each other to grow successfully so we can see forever! This is how we live the Maya Way, even when no one is watching.

Position Overview

The School Social Worker/Clinical Counselor will serve as a member of the Clinical Services Department, which is dedicated to working collaboratively with all school personnel (teachers, administrators, support staff), to remove the barriers which prevent scholars from accessing instruction. The worksite and tour of duty for this position is located in the DC Department of Corrections which is an adult correctional facility. 


Specific responsibilities will include but not be limited to: 

  • Counseling students individually and in groups
  • Participate in IEP meetings to develop and implement IEP goals for students with special education services
  • Provide Professional Development trainings on behavioral/social/emotional challenges commonly presented by school aged students (e.g. dysregulation of emotions, attention and concentration problems, developmental delays, anxiety and withdrawn behavior, grief, family discord/separation, etc.)
  • Consult with teachers/school staff to identify and implement strategies aimed at targeting students’ behavioral/social/emotional challenges
  • Maintain appropriate documentation of services provided to all students 
  • 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
  • Developing protocols for maintaining confidential clinical files and referral process to follow-up on secured data 
  • Collaborating with the rest of the Clinical Services Department to recruit, select, train, and supervise graduate mental health interns from local colleges and universities
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree in social work or mental health/community/school counseling. License is mandatory. If LGSW or LGPC, must have two years of working experience and be LICSW or LPC-eligible
  • OSSE certification (must be eligible upon hiring)
  • Experience working in juvenile detention/secure facilities preferred, but not mandatory
  • Experience working in community-based mental health, family health/mental health, and or public school setting
  • Must have strong skills documenting efforts and interventions
  • Must have a commitment to working from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective

Site Description

The DC Jail is the adult correctional facility located in DC. Maya Angelou PCS Academy at DC Jail works with incarcerated men and women ages 18-22 who have Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). The school is located on the Central Treatment Facility (CTF), however, it serves students on the Central Detention Facility (CDF) side as well.

Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, and mutually respectful environment that motivates and prepares each student to fulfill his academic or career potential. With the support of a wide circle of caring adults, students will develop the skills they need to make sound decisions and lead rewarding lives.

Salary and Benefits

Our salaries are comparable to those of other public schools in the District of Columbia area. In addition, See Forever offers a robust benefits plan, including health care coverage, HSA/FSA and dependent care accounts, voluntary dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability options, commuter benefits, a 401k retirement savings plan, student loan refinancing options, and the opportunity to positively impact students with a broad range of experiences and backgrounds.

See Forever is an equal-opportunity employer. We believe a diverse staff is a better, more effective staff.

The Organization

Maya empowers opportunity and justice-involved youth to transform the trajectory of their lives. We do this by engaging each of our scholars in a restorative, relevant school experience that prioritizes personalized…


1901 D St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA

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