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Organization Two Rivers Public Charter School (view profile)
Location 1227 4th Street NE Washington, DC 20002
Classification Pupil Services
Job Type Full-Time
Date of posting 7/16/14

Description

Two Rivers Public Charter School is looking for a dynamic, dedicated, flexible school counselor to provide comprehensive social emotional support to a diverse group of students, and to become part of a vibrant educational community. This position is available beginning August 2014.

Qualifications

Staff at Two Rivers are part of an energetic and caring team devoted to creating an incredible school. Ideal candidates will possess the following qualities/skills:

• Proven skills in providing evidence-based individual and group counseling to build students' social-emotional skills, including problem-solving and self-regulation skills • Ability to collaborate with other disciplines to ensure team understanding of student strengths and needs through evaluation, educational program planning, and service delivery • Capability to evaluate and create a profile of a student's social/emotional/behavioral patterns through skilled observations, checklists, histories, interviews, and functional assessments • Capability to guide evidence-based intervention and present those results as part of a multi-disciplinary team • Capability to develop Functional Behavior Assessments and guide development of evidence-based Behavior Intervention Plans • Capability to provide professional development for educators, service providers, and families • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work as a member of a team • Deep commitment to develop and contribute to a community of educators • Flexibility, commitment, and enthusiasm

Candidates should have a Masters in Social Work or Counseling, and a current license to practice in DC. Two years of experience as a counselor working in a school setting or other pediatric practice setting is preferred.

Benefits

Two Rivers values its team of amazing educators. Staff at Two Rivers receive:

• A competitive salary and benefits package • The support of a welcoming and appreciative group of families • Students who are eager to learn and grateful for their school • A leadership team that values staff and provides feedback, encouragement, and accountability • An administrative team that provides support for children with challenges • Professional growth opportunities on-site and off-site • Membership in a professional learning community that will challenge and excite eager educators—the staff's work was featured in the book Data Wise in Action from Harvard University • A strong, established school culture that supports academic and social learning • Fun colleagues—people who care about their work, work hard, and want to have a good time while they're doing it.

Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jessica Wodatch, Executive Director of Two Rivers Public Charter School via e-mail to teach@tworiverspcs.org

Two Rivers is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, religion, age, color, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.