Dearborn Academy

Schools for Children, Inc.

Newton, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2972357
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : July 10, 2018
  • Starting Date: August 24, 2018

Job Description

Dearborn Academy
Job Posting for High School Milieu Counselor

Dearborn Academy, one of New England’s leading 766 approved therapeutic day schools, is seeking a full time Milieu Counselor for the 2018-2019 school year. Dearborn enrolls up to one hundred students in grades 3-12 who have specific learning disabilities and/or mild to moderate emotional challenges. Our rich academic program-- which includes vocational and career training, diversified student supports and explicit instruction-- combined with our strong clinical component, enables students who have been unsuccessful in previous school settings to achieve substantial gains.

The successful candidate for this challenging and rewarding position will have the following qualities and experience:
- Demonstrated compassion and kindness towards students, families and staff
- Belief that students who demonstrate unexpected behaviors have gaps in their skills, and a passion for modeling how to teach students new, effective skills
- Proven ability to form relationships with students, families and co-workers
- Belief that suspension is a last resort and interest or experience with restorative justice practices
- Experience using data to help inform and shape teaching and therapeutic interventions
- Ability to serve as a role model for staff and students

Milieu Counselor duties include, but are not limited to:
- Conducting daily therapeutic check-ins with students
- Teaching and modeling stress management skills
- Implementing behavior supports
- Providing structure and support throughout the milieu
- Assisting in academic classes

Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Experience working with students with learning and emotional challenges

The Dearborn Academy Milieu Counselor works 10 months.

Start Date: August 24, 2018

Dearborn provides a supportive team environment with a competitive wage/benefit program. If interested, please apply by providing a cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to:

Sheilah Gauch
High School Director
Dearborn Academy
575 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02458

Dearborn is an EOE/AA employer
Dearborn Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, genetic information, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities. Dearborn Academy is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workplace. The school system’s educational philosophy and personnel goals, including the goal of equal employment opportunity, will be considered in filling all positions.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $ 28,000 to $ 30,000 Per Year
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
    Special Education > Emotionally Disabled
    Student Services > Adjustment Counselor
  • Welcome to Dearborn Academy!

    Dearborn Academy is one of New England's leading state-approved special education day schools. We serve children with emotional, behavioral and learning challenges in separate elementary/middle and high-school programs.

    Our goal is for each of our students to build strong academic and social skills, to experience the transforming power of education, discover a sense of joy in learning and develop confidence in themselves academically, socially and personally. At Dearborn Academy we teach and support each child as an individual through one-on-one and small-group instruction and support services. Our skilled staff of teachers and therapists is devoted to each child's success. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Schools for Children, Inc. 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 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Sheila Gauch , Program Director, HS
    • 575 Washington Street
    • Newton, Massachusetts 02458
    • Phone: 781-641-5992 3024
    • Fax: 781-641-5997
    • Email: click here

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