UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR SCHOOL-BASED SOCIAL WORKER/COUNSELOR

LABBB Educational Collaborative

Burlington, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3862175
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 28, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The LABBB Collaborative seeks a Master’s Level Clinician to work with students with complex educational, social, and emotional needs. The LABBB Collaborative serves special education students ages 4-22 within public school buildings in the towns of Lexington, Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, and Burlington. Our students require special education services due to developmental delays, emotional disabilities, trauma, intellectual disabilities, pervasive developmental disabilities, and related disabilities. We believe that when given the right supports, all students can thrive in their educational environment.

As a LABBB Collaborative Counseling Department member, clinicians work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team of special educators, behavior analysts, administrators, school districts, and families. Our ideal candidate will enjoy working in a supportive team environment and have experience utilizing trauma-informed, evidence-based strategies to support students with a wide range of learning and mental health challenges. The specific caseload may service elementary, middle, and/or high school settings and will be determined upon hire depending on candidate experience and program needs.

REPORTS TO: Counseling Department Head and/or Program Director

Essential Functions:

-Deliver differentiated counseling services through classroom instruction, group activities, individual or small group counseling, family consultation, and crisis intervention.
-Develop social-emotional goals for student IEPs and complete progress reports per the IEP process.
-Participate in a multidisciplinary team, using current and emerging educational and clinical practice to provide data-driven, evidence-based practices.
-Consult and collaborate with administrators, teachers, staff, families, and community-based providers in support of students’ social-emotional needs.
-Participate in supervision, professional development, and consultation with approximately eight other Masters Level Clinicians as a member of the LABBB Counseling Department, led by the Counseling Department Head.

-Complete required documentation, including incident reports and 45-day assessments.

-Provide referrals and coordination to community-based agencies such as DDS, DMH, and DCF.

-Provide crisis intervention services and risk assessment using evidence-based approaches as needed.

-Adhere to laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the field and contribute to a positive and safe school culture.
-Implement programming in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion for all school community members.
-Other duties as assigned.

Other Information:
This position offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including participation in the Massachusetts Teachers Retirement System.

Schedule: Monday-Friday approximately 8-2:45 (times vary depending on caseload and school location)

This position requires four weeks of work in the summer. Summer programming is to prevent regression and typically includes a variety of fun summer activities that help facilitate relationship building.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
  • Location Description

    LABBB Mission statement: The LABBB Collaborative helps students with special needs reach their full potential through high quality programs that integrate academic, social, recreational and vocational services and enable participation in the least restrictive environment.

    By sharing its resources with multiple school districts and social service agencies, its programs maintain superior quality and reasonable costs to those it serves, by meeting or exceeding state standards, and achieving economies of scale. We are serving 60 cities and delivered the following specialized services.

    Specialized Services


    • Adapted Physical Education
    • Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Speech and Language Therapy
    • Behavioral Therapy
    • Counseling
    • Work preparedness
    • Transition services
    • Reading Consultation
    • Vocational Training
    • Assistive Technology Consultation
    Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    LABBB Educational Collaborative 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

    • Required Qualifications:

      Master's Degree in social work, psychology, school counseling, mental health counseling, or related field.

      Minimum of 3 years experience working with children and adolescents.

      Valid driver's license and willingness to drive between locations during the workday.

      Ability to provide clinical intervention to students on a flexible, as-needed basis, employing clinical methods that are most appropriate for meeting the learning and developmental profile goals for each student.

      Experience with crisis management, including risk assessment.

      Ability to cultivate positive relationships with students, staff, and families.

      Ability to problem solve and multitask in a fast-paced environment.

      Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      Licensure as a School Adjustment Counselor/School Social Worker (PK-12) by Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

      LICSW licensure

      Experience providing school-based counseling services
      Experience with/knowledge of Social Thinking, Collaborative Problem Solving, Applied Behavioral Anaylsis, DBT, CBT, and/or executive functioning.

      Experience working with children and families in higher level of care settings, including inpatient, CBAT, residential, partial and/or therapeutic day school settings.
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Donna Goodell , Program Director
    • 123 Cambridge Street
    • Burlington, Massachusetts 01803

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