ANTICIPATED SPED CLINICAL COORDINATOR (#286)

Somerville Public Schools ( learn more )

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3865177
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 29, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

ANNOUNCEMENT OF A VACANCY FOR THE
2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR

SPED Clinical Coordinator

Pending Budget Approval


General Description: The Clinical Coordinator will be responsible for the therapeutic environment including individual and group counseling and referrals to family therapy, and when needed, crisis intervention. In addition, acting as liaison for family, school and medical personnel. They will also be responsible for the Individual Educational Plan (IEP), State and Federal requirements and identifying measurable goals and interventions plans.

 

As the Coordinator of each setting, they will also be responsible for the following:
1.Assessing the extent that trauma presents to the education of our psychologically fragile students
2.Developing structural approaches to remove learning barriers that trauma poses.
3.Communicating trauma-sensitive approaches to teachers and support staff.

 

Qualifications:
•Current MA Board of Registration Social Worker license (LSW, LCSW or LICSW) OR Psychologist license OR Mental Health Clinician license (LMHC)
•Active and valid MA DESE School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor (All Levels), School Guidance Counselor (at the appropriate level), or School Psychologist (All Levels)
•Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or related field
•Minimum of three years of professional experience working with at-risk youth
•Interpersonal skills to work with school, students, parents and community based agencies
•Clinical therapy working with middle school and high school students
•Strong interpersonal skills and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with students, teachers, administrators and parents
•Ability to establish multi-cultural atmosphere which enhances individual growth and promotes a positive self-image
•Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment.
•Commitment to working with parents and students as partners in education
•Belief that all students can learn and become socially responsible
•Respect for all children and their families

 

Responsibilities:
•Provides therapeutic, individual, small group and make referrals for family counseling.
•Assists the Special Education Director, in carrying out IDEA responsibilities required for the social/ emotional well-being of students referred for services in the All Team Category.
•Facilitates All Team meetings and responsible for follow through plans and any subsequent actions for the Social/Emotional programming.
•Evaluates the performance of individual student behavioral plans and the collaboration with professional staff regarding their implementation of behavioral plans.
•Oversees the development and coordination of goals and objectives and distribution of instructional materials regarding the therapeutic environment.
•Ensures the maintenance of timely and accurate student records.
•Maintains responsive lines of communication between student/parents, students/staff involved in particular Social/Emotional programing.
•Collaborates with other department and service providers within the school and in the community to ensure the appropriate therapeutic setting for the Social/Emotional Program.
•Performs other related duties as requested be the Principal, Superintendent, or Special Education Director.

 

Reports to: The School Principal and Director of Special Education or designee

 

NOTE: Applications are only accepted online

 

Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.

 

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
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    Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
    Special Education > Severe/Profound Disabilities
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  • Employer Description

    Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.

    Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University. Learn more about us...

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    • Central HR
    • 8 Bonair St.
    • Somerville, Massachusetts 02145

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