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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2003654
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : April 7, 2022

Job Description

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR


SPED School Adjustment Counselor - (thru 6/3022)

Job Goal: Somerville Public Schools strives to create an inclusive and racially affirming environment that welcomes and values the diversity of our staff and students. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.


We welcome and value different perspectives and experiences in our staff, recognizing the powerful impact that a diverse workforce has on all students. We are committed to supporting educators through a strong induction and mentorship program, educator-driven professional development, and opportunities for professional growth and advancement.


As a district, we are also committed to supporting the whole child by promoting a trusting, mutually respectful and inspiring culture that values the individuality of our students and the professionalism of the field.


•Appropriate Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Educator's Licensure is required. (SEI Endorsement, ESL or ELL Licensure Preferred).


•As a member of an evaluation team, writes measurable goals for IEP’s to address social or emotional issues that are affecting a student’s ability to access the general curriculum.
•Implements individual and group counseling and treatment services to pupils and parents as required by the IEP process.
•Conducts Functional Behavioral Assessment to aid in the development of a Behavior Intervention Plan for students who are experiencing difficulty meeting the behavioral expectations of the schools.
•Provides teacher consultation as necessary.
•Serves as a referral agent to obtain necessary aid from specialized public or private organizations.
•Provides pupil data and written reports as requested.
•Provides home assessment for Special Education evaluations as required.
•Attends staff meetings as requested.
•Supervises mental health-counseling interns as needed.
•Works to create a school climate of caring and mutual respect for all individuals.
•Works as a member of the school team that is available for crisis intervention to diffuse behavior problems.
•Performs other program-related duties as assigned.



•As per the Somerville Educators/Teachers Association, Unit A Collective Bargaining Agreement


Position Reports to: School Principal and Director of Special Education and/or designee


The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
    Special Education > Emotionally Disabled
    Special Education > General Special Education
    Special Education > Learning Disabled
    Special Education > Mentally Disabled
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
    Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
    Special Education > Severe/Profound Disabilities
    Student Services > Adjustment Counselor
  • Employer Description

    Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.

    Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University. Learn more about us...

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    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Central HR
    • 8 Bonair St.
    • Somerville, Massachusetts 02145

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