The Washington Jesuit Academy is currently seeking a school socialworker or counselor to provide support services to our students and families in fulfillment of WJA’s overall mission to provide a comprehensive education that advances the emotional growth of our students.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Working with students both in individual and group counseling, developing and teaching Social and Emotional Learning curriculum, organizing school wide programs related to students’ overall well-being
Working with families seeking assistance in various capacities, including behavioral/emotional/mental health support, provide referrals when appropriate, organize Parent Education Programs, coordinate Home-School Association
Working with faculty and staff as a resource for specific students and school-wide programming, consulting with teachers, dean of students, head/assistant head of school, learning specialist and school psychologist regarding students of concern
This position is for the 2021-2022 academic year, is full year and salary is commensurate with experience.
Experience and passion for working with students and families from diverse backgrounds
Clinical experience working with elementary and middle school aged kids
DC licensure in SocialWork or Counseling / Supervision provided by WJA
Excellent communication (verbally and in writing) and social skills
Familiarity with and strict adherence to ethical standards
About Washington Jesuit Academy
The mission of the Washington Jesuit Academy is to provide a high quality and comprehensive education to boys from low-income communities, offering them a safe, rigorous academic setting and advancing their spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical growth. Since 2002, the guiding vision of the Washington Jesuit Academy has been to create an education model that addresses the cycle of poverty that plagues our students’ communities and replaces it with a cycle of hope, determination, and success. In order to challenge the city’s widening achievement gap and bleak graduation statistics for underserved males, WJA incorporates the Magis (“the more”) and asks the important question: What more can we do for our students, our families, and our community to change the face of urban education? We instill in our students the confidence to find “the more” in themselves, giving them the necessary tools of moral character and compassion. Through the principles of a WJA education, students become open to growth, academically focused, spiritual, loving, and committed to justice. We believe that every student will learn to lead a purpose-driven life as a member of their community, becoming a... reflective, action-oriented citizen whose focus will be on improving the lives of those most in need.