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SCHOOL ADJUSTMENT COUNSELOR/SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER ($5000 STIPEND AVAILABLE)

Company: TrulyHired
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARYUnder the direction of the School Principal and the Office of Student Support Services, the School Adjustment Counselor/School Social Worker will act as a liaison among family, school, and social agencies to obtain for families, individual children, and school personnel those services needed to help families support their children in a school setting.The School Adjustment Counselor/School Social Worker will coordinate services within the school and home communities to assist students with issues that interfere with school functioning or attendance.School Adjustment Counselor/School Social Worker provides mental health, behavioral health and academic support to students in grades PK-12, including direct and indirect support as consultation and collaboration with other members of the school community. DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS POSITION INCLUDE:--- Provide mental health, behavioral and academic support to students grades 9-12. --- Provide direct counseling services for identified students.--- Provide crisis management response and intervention outside of school hours as required.--- Provide consultation and support for faculty & staff to meet the needs of identified students, including managing student referrals from School Counselors.--- Manage student re-entry and transition from outside placements and hospitalizations.--- Serve on student response team to manage the clinical needs of all students.--- Consult with outside resources when student needs expand beyond the services of the school adjustment counselor.--- Facilitate groups focused on adolescence, anxiety, depression, positive decision making, and other adolescent issues.--- Assist school leadership to assess and address student needs.--- Consult with school leadership regarding student behavior concerns and develop and facilitate the implementation of behavior plans as needed.--- Additional duties as assigned by the Principal and/or Office of Student Support Services.COUNSELING SKILLS, ABILITIES, and KNOWLEDGE: --- Experience counseling students in an urban school preferred.--- Ability to speak Spanish strongly preferred.--- Knowledge of tiered systems of support including the delivery of Tier 1 SEL Curriculum and supports.--- Familiarity with the state and federal legal regulations governing special education, Section 504 and Section 51A--- Clinical experience with students experiencing social, emotional, or behavioral issues.--- Understanding of the impact of trauma on student learning and social emotional functioning.--- Understanding of behavior management techniques and methods including date collection, functional behavioral assessments, and implementing behavioral intervention plans if necessary.--- Citizenship, residency or work visa is requiredMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: --- Three to five years of experience as a School Adjustment Counselor or School Social Worker preferred--- Proven organizational skills --- Excellent interpersonal relationship skills --- Demonstrated communication skills --- MA DESE Educator License - School Adjustment Counselor or School Social Worker--- Master's degree --- Current authorization to work in the United States.

  • Position Type:Full-time
  • Positions Available:8Job Categories :Student Services > Adjustment CounselorStudent Services > Social WorkerLocation DescriptionThe Lawrence Public Schools will ensure that ALL students will successfully master the content and skills necessary to graduate from high school, college and/or career ready, by providing a standards-based, rigorous instructional program focused on academic achievement and the development of 21st century skills accompanied by a comprehensive system of supports, all of which are monitored and assessed regularly to ensure accountability to all stakeholders. Learn more about us...Equal Opportunity EmployerLawrence Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.Job Requirements
    • ---Meets all mandated health screening requirements---A record free of criminal violations that would prohibit public school employment. ---Adheres to the Licensure Code of Professional Conduct for Educators. ---Complies with drug-free workplace rules, board policies, and administrative guidelines/procedures. ---Ability to establish working relationships with co-workers and function as part of a cohesive team. ---Commitment to keep current with skills essential to the objectives of the position. ---Ability to facilitate student/family access to appropriate community resources. WORK YEAR: Full-time, 182 Days/Annually, Salary According to LTU Contractual ObligationsOTHER: Benefits in accordance with the School District guidelinesEQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERLawrence Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
    • At least 3 yearsof relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa requiredContact Information
      • Mary Toomey , Assistant Superintendent
      • 255 Essex Street
      • Lawrence,Massachusetts 01840
        • Phone: 978-975-5905 x-25614
        • Email: click here

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