Public Schools of Brookline

Brookline Public Schools

Brookline, MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3038229
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 3, 2019

Job Description

The Guidance Counselor long term substitute at the Coolidge Corner School will work to advance a shared understanding of the diverse, ever-changing and complex social and emotional needs of the school community.  The Guidance Counselor will participate in and facilitate groups, meetings and serve as a liaison for families/caregivers, community stakeholders, teachers and other staff in order to best meet the needs of the student body. 
The position is from approximately January 17th - the end of April.
The Counselor will work primarily with students in grades 3-5 and will also work in conjunction with the Guidance Counselors for grades K-2, 6-8, the School Psychologists, and School Social Worker. 

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Consults with staff about student needs
  • Counsels with parents to build partnerships that support school work, behavior, attendance and student investment
  • Serves as liaison between the school and outside agencies and clinicians as needed to support students
  • Acts as a link between home, school and staff to address issues affecting students and help students maximize their learning
    potential and cope with these issues
  • Schedule and conduct Kindergarten screenings
  • Helps families better understand the school programs
  • Helps families make appropriate social agency contacts as needed
  • Assists individual students directly with adjustment to school
  • Participates with other members of the Child Study Team in case conferences and regular staff meetings
  • Provides individual, group and crisis counseling to students as needed
  • Adept in character based lesson planning and delivery (whole class, push in)
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the principal or district administration
Required Qualifications
  • Mass DESE Guidance Counselor or School Social Worker/Adjustment Counselor certification

The Public Schools of Brookline is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching or practice to the diversity and excellence of the PSB community.

The Public Schools of Brookline is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Members of underrepresented groups and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Instructional Support > Substitute
    Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
  • Welcome to Public Schools of Brookline!

    The Public Schools of Brookline provide education to PreK through Grade 12 students in eight elementary schools , one comprehensive high school, and three Early Childhood Education sites with vision that guides education in all our schools. Brookline provides an extraordinary education for every child. Each child’s unique path to achievement is supported in academically exciting and programmatically rich environments. A dynamic, diverse community of teaching professionals works collaboratively, innovating and inspiring each other and their students. Staff gets to know students intellectually, developmentally and culturally. Students are encouraged to question and challenge ideas and participate as active citizens. Schools use a variety of assessments to get the fullest picture of student learning and growth over time. These data are shared regularly with the community, and they form the basis of how we understand and improve student, teacher and administrator performance. Parents are partners with the schools in supporting their children’s education, and schools communicate effectively so that parents are confident of the response to their child’s circumstances and needs. The community, well informed and involved in the schools, supports these efforts that continue a tradition of challenging ourselves to do better, efforts that ensure the enduring value of a Brookline education. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Brookline 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.

    Application Questions

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    Contact Information

    • Jill Lawrence , Human Resources Manager
    • 333 Washington Street
    • Brookline, Massachusetts 02445

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