Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School ( learn more )

Ayer Shirley Regional School District

Shirley, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3078665
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : May 31, 2019
  • Starting Date: August 27, 2019

Job Description

Ayer Shirley Regional School District is looking for a School Counselor for the 2019-2020 school year to promote and assist academic, social, emotional, career and learning development for all students; to serve students, in collaboration with parents, teachers, staff, and the community by assisting with individual planning interventions and through referrals in collaboration with partners (e.g., teachers, parents, outside agencies/organizations), and to use a comprehensive approach to facilitate the development of all students to achieve personal excellence.

Duties Include:
  • Designing and delivering social-emotional learning through classroom lessons, school-wide initiatives (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports), group and individual counseling, educator consultation and training, and parent workshops
  • Collaborating with administrators and other educators to assess student needs and implement and monitor the efficacy of interventions
  • Assessing students’ social-emotional functioning and implementing strategic interventions
  • Providing crisis intervention and support to students and their families
  • Completing student observations and assessments to assist in intervention planning
  • Providing consultation to classroom teachers and other school personnel regarding student needs and supports
  • Facilitating groups for students to develop coping, social, and decision-making skills
  • Participating in case conferences and teams with other school personnel and community supports
  • Serving as a liaison between families and school to promote collaboration in the educational and social-emotional planning for students
  • Making referrals for students and families to community resources
  • Developing and conducting parent/guardian workshops and groups on issues related to child development and parenting strategies
  • Participating in teams such as Child Protection Teams, Special Education Teams, and Data Teams to identify needs, develop interventions, and monitor progress to promote students success and safety
  • Facilitating the Section 504 process
  • Developing and providing professional learning for staff related to social-emotional issues that impact learning and behavior in the classroom
  • Contributing to the ongoing development and evaluation of programming through participation in Professional Learning Communities, Department Meetings, and Program Review
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Ayer Shirley Regional School District 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

    • Hold a valid license through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a School Counselor PK-8 and/or 5-12; Dual licensed (School Counselor/School Adj. Counselor) preferred
    • Knowledge and familiarity with the MA Model 2.0 School Counseling approach
    • Previous experience with implementing the MA Model 2.0 School Counseling approach preferred
    • Previous experience with Middle School aged students preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Roberta Aikey , Principal
    • 1 Hospital Road
    • Shirley, Massachusetts 01464
    • Phone: 978-772-8600
    • Fax: 978-425-0474
    • Email: click here

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