STUDENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Glenbrook Middle School

Longmeadow Public School District

Longmeadow, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3170312
  • Application Deadline: September 24, 2019
  • Posted : September 10, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Vision: The student support specialist (SSS), will work to instill CASEL Competencies at a tier one and two level. The SSS will be responsible for building trusting relationships with children who require additional support in the area of social-emotional learning (SEL) to help make students available for learning. The SSS will assess, support and teach children who exhibit behaviors that impede their overall progress.


Description: Seeking a full-time student support specialist to work with students that need support in their social-emotional development. This person will be responsible for working both individually and in small -group settings with students that need to further develop the five competencies of social emotional development: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Applicants should be familiar with the developmental period of young adolescence, should be adept at problem-solving in the face of challenges, and should love working with at-risk students. Counseling background and/or behavioral experience preferred.

Roles of the Position: In this role, the educator will provide high-quality instruction (free-standing as well as integrated into other subjects) and general practices that support SEL, to help students develop SEL core competencies (tier one). The educator and support staff will also use data to inform when additional efforts are needed and provide (or help access) supplemental supports based on individual students' social and emotional needs (tier two). Tier one SEL will generally occur in whole-school, whole-class settings, while tier two may be provided throught targeted group instruction, embedded within a classroom setting, in individualized work with students, and at times a separate setting with an emphasis on getting students back to class and available for learning.

Additional Responsibilities of SSS:

1. Communicate and consult with in school support staff
2. Determine differentiated activities to address content
3. Meet the educational and emotional needs of students with behavior/emotional and social issues
4. Maintain consistent communication with parents about student performance, issues, and accomplishments
5. Modify individual students' assignments based on a child’s emotional availability for learning

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
    Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
    Special Education > Consulting Teacher
    Student Services > Adjustment Counselor
    Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
    Student Services > Social Worker
  • Welcome to Glenbrook Middle School!

    Our Mission Statement:

    The mission of Glenbrook Middle School is to provide a safe, caring, and stimulating environment that encourages children to grow academically, socially, and morally and become responsible, contributing, and respectful young adults. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Longmeadow Public 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of Pupil Services, 535 Bliss Road, Longmeadow, MA 01106, (413) 565-4210 ext. 4019.

    Job Requirements

    • POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

      - Bachelor's Degree, with a minimum of three years of experience in schools.
      - Successful experience in middle school.
      - MA DESE Certification
      - Demonstrated mastery in the area of study and ability to teach within and across academic disciplines
      - A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively
      - Demonstrate an understanding of child development with an emphasis on social and emotional well being
      - Ability to work collaboratively with teams to identify student and classroom needs.
      - Ability to work collaboratively with other members of a school or department to accomplish common goals.
      - Ability to collect and analyze data efficiently and effectively.
      - Ability to collaborate with staff in implementing specially designed instruction, accommodations, and effective data collection tools.
      - Ability to work independently while setting priorities and meeting critical deadlines.
      - Skilled at positive and effective communication with students, parents, and staff.
      - Skilled at working with a diverse student population of students with disabilities. education, training, and experience

      The following information is provided pursuant to ADA requirements.

      PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physical demands are a way of describing the physical activities that a job requires.

      Strength: Light-lifting, 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

      Key: Occasionally (O) Up to 1/3 of the time
      Frequently (F) From 1/3 to 2/3 of the time
      Constantly (C) 2/3 of the time or more

      Standing: (F)
      Sitting: (O)
      Walking: (F)
      Lifting: (O)
      Reaching (F) – Extending the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
      Handling (F) – Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise work with hand(s)
      Fingering (F) – Picking, pinching, or otherwise working with fingers primarily
      Talking (F) Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word
      Hearing (C) Perceiving the nature of sounds by the air
      New Acuity (C) Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less
      Fair Acuity (C) Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more
      Color Vision (F) Ability to identify and distinguish colors
      Field of Vision(C) Observing an area that can be seen up and down or right and left when eyes are fixed on a given point.

      WORK ENVIRONMENT:
      Environmental conditions are a means of describing the physical surroundings of a worker in a specific job. This position is performed in a school setting where the environmental conditions should have no effect on how the job is performed.

      Noise: Level 3 – Moderate level of intensity.
    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Instructions

    In addition to providing the complete SchoolSpring application (your 3 letters of recommendation must be current, less than one year old), Please list specifics on each of your Teaching Experiences. Please list all of the following: Town & State; Subject & Grade; Dates (from-to); # of years taught; kind of experience (student teaching, regular contract or substitute); reason for leaving. Also in the resume section please list any extra-curricular activities in which you participated. Please include any hobbies or special interests.

    If selected for interview, at time of interview, you will be required to submit the following original paperwork:
    -Massachusetts State Certification
    -Official College Transcripts
    -Signed original letters of reference

    If selected for interview, during the interview process, selected candidates will be asked to complete a writing sample.

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. If you have a MA certification, have you participated in a mentoring program?
      Yes/No
    • 2. MA Certification Field:
      Brief Response (Answer limited TO 200 characters, including spaces)
    • 3. MA Certification Level:
      Brief Response (Answer limited TO 200 characters, including spaces)
    • 4. MA Certification #:
      Brief Response (Answer limited TO 200 characters, including spaces)
    • 5. In what other states other than MA are you certified to teach?
      Brief Response (Answer limited TO 200 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Nikcole Allen , Principal
    • 110 Cambridge Circle
    • Longmeadow, Massachusetts 01106

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