Albert Bridge School ( learn more )

Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union

West Windsor, Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3729935
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : November 29, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

0.5-1.0 FTE School Counselor (Long Term Substitute Position)

Albert Bridge School is looking for a Half Time to Full Time School Counselor to support 50 students in grades K-6. Albert Bridge School is located in the small rural Community of West Windsor. With a place-based focus that seeks to meet each child where they are, we invest our resources in being curious, creative and caring as we engage kids in taking ownership of their own growth. We work as a collaborative team to support the whole child. We are looking for a curious, creative and caring school counselor through the end of the 2022 school year with the potential for continuing the following school year. This position has the potential for being full time.

Job description includes:
Teaching Social Emotional Learning K-6 in a classroom and small group setting. Familiar with and strives to follow the ASCA National Model
Familiar with the ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors for Student Success
Has very strong classroom management skills
Familiar with or willing to learn about Responsive Classroom
Familiar with or willing to learn about Collaborative Problem Solving
Certified in CPI and has strong de-escalation skills
Has a growth mindset, is flexible and a team player
Experience teaching SEL programs like Second Step
Is computer literate and has good communication skills
Must be willing to engage in advocacy for students and their families
Participate on Safety Team
Provides community outreach and crisis intervention
Familiarity with Personalized Learning Plans and guidelines
Must hold VT license as a School Counselor or be eligible for license

1. Individual and Group Counseling: Schedule meetings with small groups of students to address specific needs, as well as meetings with individual students to address needs
which cannot be addressed in a group setting. Objectives will include assisting students to manage unacceptable classroom behaviors, defined as those which deprive the whole classroom of teaching time; working with students who display aggression and/or anger that affect other students or staff, social skills deficits such as difficulty making friends, teasing others, bullying, shyness, etc., a need to learn organizational skills, test-taking skills, effective methods for planning and completing classwork, homework, and studying, etc.; helping students with common needs such as dealing with divorce, loss, personal or family illness, family issues, etc.
2. Crisis Team: Help set up and maintain crisis teams and coordinate the counseling aspect of the team.
Crisis Protocol: If a student (1) makes suicidal remarks or threats, (2) threatens to harm another person or there is concern about targeted violence, (3) makes a substantiated reference to acquiring or using weapons, (4) exhibits noticeable changes in behavior, the protocol below will be followed:
A. Risk assessment is conducted.
B. In-house crisis team and school psychologist are notified.
C. Parents are notified.
D. If the student’s parent is unable to take the student to the emergency room or to HCRS to be screened, school staff will call the HCRS crisis hotline or arrange for an ambulance to bring the student to the emergency room for crisis screening.
E. Students identified under this protocol may return to school only if they have documentation that they are no longer a danger to themselves or others.
3. Assessment Coordinator: Supervise testing of Albert Bridge School students, such as state-mandated standardized assessments, including initial distribution of testing materials, collection of completed testing materials, submission of materials to appropriate agencies, maintenance of collected scoring data, and supervision of faculty professional development required for administration of assessments.
4. ADA Team Member: Support and may co-Facilitate school-based student support services teams, including MTSS, Act 1, and 504 teams;. May co-facilitate on medical 504 plans.
Social Emotional plans follow through with teachers and families through helping to differentiate between stress behaviors and misbehaviors and support students and staff in the process of Regulate, Relate and Reason, Collaborative Problem Solving, and Restorative Practices.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union 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 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

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    Contact Information

    • Jenifer Aldrich
    • 108 Brownsville-Hartland RD
    • West Windsor, Vermont 05037

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