Public Schools of Brookline

Brookline Public Schools

Brookline, MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3048140
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 30, 2019

Job Description

The Public Schools of Brookline Schools

Job Description

TITLE: METCO Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor Temporary Position 



To identify those students, within the METCO Program, who demonstrate
signs of emotional, behavioral, or social problems and establish a comprehensive
prevention and intervention program that will prevent these problems from progressing
into major dysfunction.



Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or certification as a School Adjustment Counselor required;

Master’s Degree in Social Work or related mental health disciplines preferred.



Included, but not limited to:

  • Serving students within the METCO Program (K-12), who are seen on as needed on-going basis. Services are provided around academic, social, and personal problems, via conferences and individual, group and family counseling
  • Assisting in the planning and execution of students' leadership conference. March)
  • Will meet with students during the year around issues pertaining to their social and academic development, through group work.
  • Acting as a liaison between home and school, and providing input on home visits which are a required part of core evaluations.
  • Attending parent-teacher conferences, when appropriate.
  • Attending initial IEP meetings and 3-year evaluations for students in the METCO Program.
  • Attending Team Meetings: The Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor shall be part of the school case study team when appropriate. S/He will attend regular meetings in order to make recommendations for diagnostic tests, intervention and evaluation, and participate in IMP and other meetings as needed.
  • Participating in the selection and orientation processes for new children and families.
  • Attending monthly METCO family meetings
  • Providing assistance and counseling to families during times of crisis.
  • Attending staff meetings.
  • Making referrals to community agencies by identifying appropriate agencies and providing support until the transfer of case has occurred.
  • Providing follow through service to families who have left the system and assisting them with identifying an appropriate school placement for students.
  • Working with schools and families to strengthen the Partner Families Program.
  • Providing consultation to school staff around issues and concerns pertinent to students of color and their families.


This is a temporary position until April of 2019.  

Salary: Teachers’ salary schedule (Unit A)

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Student Services > Adjustment Counselor
    Student Services > Social Worker
  • 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...

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    Contact Information

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

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