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Social Worker/Clinical Counselor at Maya Angelou Academy

The Organization
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.
If you are interested in learning more about See Forever, please visit our website at
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 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 are located in the New Beginnings Youth Development Center which is a juvenile detention facility. 
Specific responsibilities will include but not be limited to: 
  • Counseling students individually and in groups
  • Completing diagnostic assessments to identify student needs
  • Serving as a member of school-based teams to support scholars and provide confidential guidance to staff
  • Participating in IEP, MDT, Levels’ and manifestation hearings
  • Facilitating professional development and training opportunities for the Maya Angelou Schools
  • Maintaining a comprehensive, confidential file on all students 
  • 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
  • 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 is mandatory.
  • Experience working in juvenile detention/secure facilities is preferred, but not mandatory.
  • Experience working in community-based mental health, family health/mental health, and or public school setting.
  • Must have strong skills in documenting efforts and interventions.
  • Must have a commitment to working from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.
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.
To Apply
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