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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2902219
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 7, 2018

Job Description


The Needham Public Schools seeks outstanding applicants for the position of Full time Guidance Counselor at the 7th and 8th grade Pollard Middle School.



Opening for Full time counselor at the Pollard Middle School, a 7th and 8th grade middle school.  The Pollard Middle School counselor will provide counseling services, both individual and group, for students in areas of school adjustment, peer issues and mental health concerns.  This counselor works closely with all teachers, special education staff and administrators providing consultation and support in areas of behavior, emotional needs and school adjustment.  The counselor also provides parent support and guidance through cluster meetings, one on one parent meetings and school based programming.  Ability to effectively collaborate with a wide range of staff and parents is vital.



  • Master degree in counseling/social work
  • Counseling experience with middle school age children
  • Skills in Counseling and parent support
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education license as a School Guidance Counselor, Social Worker or School Adjustment Counselor.
Selection Procedure:
All resumes will be screen and selected candidates will participate in a thorough interview process
Application Procedure:
Please apply online:

Applications will be considered only when a cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation, license and transcripts have been attached to your online application.

Candidates are encouraged to review the working conditions, wages and benefits in the collective bargaining agreement located at

Posted vacancies in the Needham Public Schools have been approved by the School Committee and are subject to appropriation at Town Meeting.

It is the policy of the Needham Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, color, homelessness, sexual orientation, age, or disability in its education programs, services, activities or employment practices.  The Needham Public School System is a member of METCO, Developing Equity and Achievement for Students (IDEAS) and the Greater Boston School Human Resources Network.  Candidates who have a strong commitment to active anti-racism are encouraged to apply.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Needham 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.

    Contact Information

    • Lisa Tedeschi , Assistant to the Director of Human Resources
    • 1330 Highland Avenue
    • Needham, Massachusetts 02492

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