Job Description

BASIS DC is seeking qualified candidates for a School Counselor! 

Qualified candidates must comply with the COVID-19 vaccination and mitigation requirements for individuals working in public charter schools pursuant to Mayor’s Order 2021-109, including being vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtaining a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date.

Under direction of the Director of Student Support Services, and School Psychologist the School Counselor provides psychological assessment, diagnosis and individual, and group, therapy, referral, and follow-up to acute, chronic, or moderately disturbed mentally ill students, and consultation with outside facilities and/or agencies as necessary. 

Credentials and/or Skills and Abilities: 

  • Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.  

  • Ability to effectively communicate medical information, diagnoses and/or proposed treatment in a manner easily understood by the student and family.  

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply relevant current special education methodologies and techniques.  

  • Interviewing and psychological/developmental assessment skills.  

  • Ability to assess mental status in students and to develop individual treatment goals and plans.  

  • Skill in preparing and maintaining patient records.  

  • Knowledge of accreditation and certification requirements and standards.  

  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.  

  • Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.  

  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.  

  • Ability to evaluate the progress of therapeutic programs and to make individual modifications.  

Duties and Responsibilities:  

Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following: 

  1. Diagnoses or assesses mental and emotional disorders of individuals and administers programs of treatment; interviews students (and their families) in school and studies medical and social case histories.  
  2. Participates in Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings to discuss assessment findings with special education team, parent and child advocate.  Assists in generation of terms and conditions of IEP for student.  Individual Education Plan (IEP) Development will be done upon completion of aforementioned assessments. The IEP will be written in compliance with Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  
  3. Treats psychological disorders to effect improved adjustments utilizing various psychological techniques; selects appropriate treatment approach and plans frequency, intensity, and duration of individual, and group therapies.  
  4. Assesses patient progress and modifies treatment programs; accordingly, communicates with and counsels family members as appropriate.  
  5. Documents therapy in accordance with policies and procedures regarding student academic and medical records; implements and adheres to policies which ensure patient confidentiality.  
  6. Provides crisis intervention in situations requiring immediate psychological treatment.  
  7. Participates in educational programs, in-service meetings, clinician meetings, and workshops to enhance professional development and maintain currency of methodology and techniques.  
  8. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.  

Minimum Qualifications: Education and Training 

  • Masters degree in Social Work from an accredited university. 

  • 1 to 3 years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. 

  • Appropriate certification and licensure in Graduate or Clinical Social Work from the District of Columbia. 

About BASIS.ed

BASIS Charter Schools embrace subject expertise and passion in the classroom!

Our teachers are part of one of the nation’s most collaborative and professional learning communities. All of our schools use the acclaimed BASIS Charter School Curriculum. At the same time, our teachers are given the autonomy and academic freedom to teach in the manner that suits them. They choose how best to create dynamic lessons that foster student enthusiasm for new ideas and high-level learning. They help guide students to reach their greatest potential while preparing them for the demands of higher education, a rewarding career, and global citizenship. BASIS Charter School teachers spend their time teaching engaged students and teaming up with fellow educators -- creating an intellectual, inspiring, supportive, and Collegial school community.

Benefits and Salary:

  • Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on education and experience
  • BASIS.ed offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to:
    • Employer paid medical and dental insurance
    • Vision insurance
    • PTO
    • Ability to add dependents
    • 401k with partial match that grows over time

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act and applicable state law, BASIS* does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or any other classification protected by law in any of its business activities, including its educational programs and activities which comply fully with the requirements of state and federal law and Title IX. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding BASIS’ non-discrimination policies: Beverly Traver, Compliance and Equity Investigator, BASIS Educational Group, LLC., 7975 N. Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, (480) 289-2088.

*As used in this policy, the term "BASIS" refers to: BASIS Educational Group, LLC, BASIS Charter Schools, Inc., BTX Schools, Inc., BDC, A Public School, Inc., BBR Schools, Inc., and all affiliated entities.

Qualified candidates must comply with the COVID-19 vaccination and mitigation requirements for individuals working in public charter schools pursuant to Mayor’s Order 2021-109, including being vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtaining a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date.

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