Social Worker

Would you like to be a part of a team that makes a difference in a young man's life?

School and Results 
Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy is an independent, tuition-free, Jesuit middle school for boys from low-income communities. The children we serve lack access to high quality schools and support programs that can change the trajectory of their lives. Through our innovative educational program, the Academy offers a path of hope and resolve to young men in Baltimore City. The educational experiences and opportunities the Academy provides are designed specifically to address the needs of urban boys by developing the intellectual, physical, and social qualities of each student leading to their success in high school, college, and adult lives. Our results speak to that future. Over the school’s 24-year history, 98% of graduates have received a high school diploma. Eighty-eight percent of graduates go on to immediately enroll in college or other post-secondary education, surpassing the Maryland and national rates. The Academy is a private institution with a very public purpose.

Founded in 1993 and located in Baltimore’s Federal Hill neighborhood, Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy is an extended day and eleven-month school year program for 115 fifth through eighth grade students representing 23 zip codes across Baltimore. Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy graduates attend exemplary public and private high schools, both day and boarding, in Baltimore and throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. Our Graduate Support Program provides counseling and advising support to over 180 graduates who are attending outstanding regional and national high schools and colleges. The Academy is an independent Catholic Jesuit school accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS) and sponsored by the Maryland Province of Jesuits. Grounded in that educational tradition, the Academy’s faculty and staff educate deserving young men to be intellectually competent, open to growth, loving, religious, and committed to doing justice. Learn more about our excellent educational program and the exceptional results we achieve at www.saintignatius.org.

Social Work
The Social Worker is responsible for managing a caseload of students and families for all aspects of social work, counseling and well-being support services. In addition, this critical role plans and implements student and parent program activities.

The Social Worker is a full-time 12-month employee, and also must be available to provide services during the two-week June summer camp in nearby Pennsylvania.

The Social Worker monitors the emotional well being as well as academic and social behavioral performance of all students. The Social Worker leads the counseling team in regular meetings, and meets regularly with the grade level teams to keep abreast of chronic or emerging concerns. The Social Worker recommends specific counseling, testing, tutoring, or other follow-through for concerns expressed by teachers, parents, or students themselves. Where necessary, she/he facilitates outside psychological, psycho-educational, or behavioral assessment, testing, or consultation.. The Social Worker coordinates the PTA and is the school’s representative in PTA and other parent group affairs.

This is a multi-functional role that requires a dynamic individual. The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree, and preferably a Master’s of Social Work degree
  • Have previous professional middle school based or adolescent social work experience
  • Understand student and family needs within the dynamics of Baltimore, Maryland
  • Have exceptional communication skills, both written and oral
  • Be able to use Microsoft Office suite applications and Google Docs with proficiency and have experience using database driven web applications. The Academy will provide training for the transfer of already acquired skills to Academy-specific database applications.
  • Build and maintain meaningful relationships with various constituencies
  • Possess strategic thinking skills that are creative and solutions oriented
  • Have strong organizational skills with keen attention to detail
  • Be self-motivated, possess superior organizational skills, and a sense of humor
  • Have a deep appreciation for the unique mission of Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy

This position begins in September or early October 2017. Compensation is competitive. The Academy offers a comprehensive benefits package including paid leave, vacation time, health benefits, life insurance, a technology device allowance, funding for continuing education, and an employer matching 401K retirement plan. Interested candidates should email a cover letter explaining why their experiences have prepared them for this position, a resume, and a list of three professional references with contact email addresses and phone numbers to careers@saintignatius.org

Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The Academy actively seeks diversity in all categories of employment and at all employment levels. Individuals are treated without discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability or any other impermissible factor in accordance with federal, state or local law.


Intern/Americorps Teacher Program

We are no longer accepting applications for the Americorps Teacher Program for the 2017-2018 school year. Please check back in January 2018 to apply for the 2018-2019 school year. Read more about the Americorps Teacher Program below:

Are you interested in teaching?  How about in an environment with small class sizes and a dedicated, supportive faculty?  Are you looking for an opportunity to coach and be an advisor to a small group of students?

The Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy intern teacher program is a two-year program where you will work with highly motivated inner-city boys who attend the Academy on full scholarships and who are aspiring to attend competitive, college-preparatory high schools and colleges.

Read more about & apply to the Intern/Americorps Teacher Program >


Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The Academy actively seeks diversity in all categories of employment and at all employment levels. Individuals are treated without discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other impermissible factor in accordance with
federal, state or local law.