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SCHOOL ADJUSTMENT COUNSELOR/SOCIAL WORKER CurtAdjCouns01

Company name
Sudbury Public Schools

Location
Sudbury, MA, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Case Management, Counseling, Healthcare, Public Interest, Disability, Education

Posted on
Apr 12,2019

Valid Through
Jul 26,2019

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Job Description

Position Summary:

The school adjustment counselor assists students with academic learning by providing clinical counseling to identify and address the social emotional challenges that may interfere with the educational process. Working with parents/guardians, school team members, and community-based resources, the school adjustment counselor implements strategies that promote positive school adjustment. Support services are provided to students and their families during psychiatric hospitalization or major crisis. The School Adjustment Counselor provides individual and group counseling and all aspects of case management for students both in and out of programs.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Provide short-term clinical support and crisis intervention counseling to students and families;

Facilitate communication amongst students, school team members, therapists, pediatricians, and other agency or clinical staff members;

Be a source of referral and resource information; a guide for mental health and substance abuse treatment;

Provide individual and group therapeutic counseling for a caseload of students both in and outside of programs;

Serve as a liaison between families and school;

Determine and implement appropriate therapeutic strategies to support behavioral and social interactions of students;

Provide parent/guardian education;

Collaborate with district social worker and other school system personnel in implementing strategies to promote student learning across school settings;

Participate as member of the IEP, IST, and/or other school-based teams

Serve on both school-based and system-wide committees to address educational issues, adjustment problems, safety issues, and program development for students;

Provide staff consultation and therapeutic direction on behavioral, emotional, and environmental issues affecting student participation in the learning process;

Conduct classroom meetings, psycho-educational social skills groups, and classroom presentations on identified areas of concern;

Maintain required clinical records and submit appropriate documents for statistical reports with adherence to program standards in school social work

Conduct home visits related to establishing communication and positive connections between the parent/guardian and school setting

Assist families in accessing community and state agencies;

Complete risk assessments on referred students;

Serve as liaison with community agencies and assist in fostering communication between schools, parents/guardians, and community leaders;

Locate and mobilize community resources to support the educational programming;

Attend meetings and professional development activities as required;

Perform other job related duties as assigned by the Principal, Director of Student Services or designee;

Position Type:

Full-time

Positions Available:

1

Welcome to Ephraim Curtis Middle School!

Educators, parents, and students have agreed on basic CORE VALUES intended to guide the behavior of the students and adults in our school community. These values are LEARNING, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY and are the basis for all that we do in our school. Members of the ECMS community commit themselves to continuous learning; -respect, accept, and care about others and themselves within our diverse community; -fulfill their responsibilities as citizens of their team, school, and community.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Sudbury 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, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

Master's degree

Satisfactory, supervised experience within the last five years as counselor, psychologist, intern, or apprentice in the area of guidance

Massachusetts LICSW licensure or LMHC. Will consider LCSW if eligible for LICSW

Hold a valid Massachusetts Teaching License as a School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor All Levels

Familiarity with laws and regulations pertaining to Special Education

Interest in helping high-risk teens in educational and clinical environments

Have strong leadership skills and experience working with adolescents in education, psychiatric, and residential care settings

Have flexibility, ability to think individually and systematically

Strong knowledge of school and community-based resources

Ability to work collaboratively within a team, strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills, and experience in providing intervention and treatment planning

Experience with diverse populations

Evidence of mastery of clinical competency and social case work techniques

Ability to understand the dynamics of families from various cultural backgrounds

Two years’ experience working with school-age children and their families

Familiarity in working with consultants, resource personnel, community groups, etc.

Ability to produce concise reports concerning relevant developmental, social, and medical information

Group work experience

Experience with trauma and mental health issues

At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred

Master degree preferred

Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Company info

Sudbury Public Schools
Phone : 978-443-1071
Fax : 978-443-1098
Website : http://www.sudbury.k12.ma.us/

Company Profile
Sudbury is a suburban town located 20 miles west of Boston in the high technology area of Massachusetts between Routes 128 and 495. The Town's continuing growth reflects its attractiveness. Many of its citizens are employed in technology, medicine, education, law, consulting and finance. Sudbury has excellent residential, educational, shopping and recreational facilities to serve its 18,000 residents. Recreational facilities include tennis and basketball courts, town swimming pool, horseback and hiking trails, and many baseball, softball and soccer fields. There are many opportunities for children to participate in town sports and enrichment programs. There are houses of worship representing many faiths within the town. Sudbury was settled in 1638 and is one of the oldest towns in New England. The town is proud to its claim as having the longest continuous running town meeting form of government in the country. It has many undeveloped acres which gives it a pastoral charm and graciousness. The town is fortunate in having a number of historic buildings, the most famous of which is the Wayside Inn, build in 1704 and used as the setting for Longfellow's Tales of a Wayside Inn.

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