City on a Hill Charter School (Circuit Street)

City on a Hill Charter Public School

Roxbury, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2955401
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : July 18, 2018
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

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About City on a Hill (CoaH):

City on a Hill graduates college-ready students that are responsible, resourceful and respectful democratic citizens, who are prepared to compete in 21st century community, culture and commerce. We do so by emphasizing academic achievement, citizenship, teacher leadership, and public accountability.

City on a Hill began with a single high school in Boston, opening its doors in 1995. Currently we have three locations: Circuit Street (Roxbury, MA) Dudley Square (Roxbury, MA) and New Bedford. We invite you to join our nationally recognized team of innovative and collegial educators who are fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.

Please note that this position is based out of our Circuit Street Location in Roxbury, Massachusetts for the 2018-2019 School Year.


Provide services for students with counseling in their IEPs.
Provide triage counseling as necessary and referrals for outside counseling services for students referred by SST, Dean of Discipline, classroom teachers, and self-selecting students in crisis.
Provide consultation to administrators and mental health counselor for issues with students in need of services.
Complete documentation on daily counseling services with students and provide feedback to staff and families on student progress. Keep accurate student disciple records.
Compiles and assesses behavior data, analyzing data with team to problem solve and improve student behavior and school culture.
Assist teachers, students, and parents in the effective creation and implementation of individual behavior plans.
Individuals in this role respond to calls to classrooms to assist staff and students with assisting in positive behavior interventions and assist in leading the school's efforts to create a positive, structure, consistent, caring and discipline school culture in an urban charter school.
Additional duties, as assigned by the Student Services Coordinator, Principal, or Vice Principal
Required Qualifications

Licensed MA mental health counselor OR Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

BA or BS and two (2) or more years of experience working with urban students

Experience in behavioral interventions

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree

Experience working in an urban school setting

The City on a Hill Instructional Philosophy and Background:

City on a Hill is a Network of teacher-centered charter public high schools in Boston and New Bedford dedicated to improving urban education and getting all of its graduates into and through college. As one of the original fourteen charter public schools in the Commonwealth, City on a Hill schools have college-prep standards within a rigorous curriculum.

City on a Hill Charter Public Schools are high schools determined to teach each and every one of its students the academic skills he or she will need to succeed in college and beyond. Our school leaders, faculty, and students are committed and ready to dedicate the time, energy, and hard work to achieve the school’s mission. The school’s mission is predicated on the belief that not only can all students learn, but all students must learn in order to embrace their rights and responsibilities as American citizens and acquire the academic and cultural capital to improve their community.

Additional Information:

It is the policy of City on a Hill Charter Public Schools to obtain all available Federal and State background information through both SAFIS (Statewide Applicant Fingerprint Identification Services) and CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information), as allowed by law, of all employees and prospective employees of the school.

City on a Hill provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, City on a Hill complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Student Services > Adjustment Counselor
    Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
  • Welcome to City on a Hill Charter School (Circuit Street)!

    CITY ON A HILL graduates responsible, resourceful, and respectful democratic citizens prepared for college and to advance community, culture, and commerce, and to compete in the 21st century.

    Who We Are

    • A 280-seat charter public high school in the Dudley Square neighborhood of Roxbury, MA.
    • City on a Hill graduates responsible, resourceful, and respectful democratic citizens prepared for college and to advance community, culture, and commerce, and to compete in the 21st century.
    • CoaH students are admitted by random lottery in the 9th grade only. For the 2012 lottery held in March, there were 880 applications for approximately 90 seats.
    Who We Serve
    • City on a Hill students come to us from all across the city, but primarily come from the Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Roxbury neighborhoods of Boston.
    • CoaH students like to be here: this year’s daily attendance rate is 94.3%.
    Some Recent Key Organizational Achievements:
    • In 2011, when comparing growth from 8th grade to 10th grade on the math MCAS exam, CoaH came in fourth of the 339 high schools measured in Massachusetts.
    • CoaH has been re-accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and is currently the only accredited charter high school in Boston.
    • Since the first graduating class of 1998, 100% of City on a Hill graduates have been accepted to college.
    Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    City on a Hill Charter Public School 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

    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • City on a Hill Human Resources
    • 15 Allerton Street Suite 1
    • Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119

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