Somerville Public Schools
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Somerville High
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3038706 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: January 4, 2019 Starting Date: February 18, 2019

Job Description

Temporary School Adjustment Counselor
(2/18/19 thru the end of the 2018-2019 school year)

Job Goal:
To provide mental health treatment services and consultant services to Special Education pupils, school staff and parents of the Somerville Public Schools.

• As a member of an evaluation team, writes measurable goals and objectives for IEP’s and collects data reflective of progress to address social or emotional issue that are affecting a student’s ability to access the general curriculum.
• Implements individual and small group counseling, whole classroom interventions, social skills training, and consultation with teachers, administrators and parents.
• Conduct Functional Behavior Assessments aligned with highest standards to aid in the development of Positive Behavior Intervention Plans for students who experience difficulty meeting the social and behavioral expectations of the school.
• Provides teachers, staff, families, and outside agencies consultations as needed and aligned with the IEP.
• Services as a referral agent to obtain necessary aid from specialized public or private organizations
• Collects, analyzes and presents pupil data and written reports as requested.
• Conducts comprehensive home assessments for Special Education evaluations
• Attends staff meetings, wrap around meetings, and IEP meetings as requested.
• Supervises mental health-counseling interns as needed.
• Works to create a school climate of caring and mutual respect for all individuals.
• Works as a member of the school team that is available for crisis intervention to diffuse behavior problems.
• Provide Professional Development as needed regarding but not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorder, school refusal, attention deficit disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, or reactive attachment disorder.
• Extensive experience in working with students on the Autism Spectrum
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to work collaboratively as a team
• A master’s degree in social work or counseling psychology
• Adjustment Counselor Certification
• Licensed social Worker desirable
• Demonstrated competence in establishing strong interpersonal relationship with children and adults.
• Knowledge of available human services in related areas
• Two year’s minimum experience in counseling school aged children in a school setting, mental health clinic or appropriate human services agency, preferred
• Knowledge of Special Education laws and regulations

Position Reports to: The Principal of Somerville High School and Director of Special Education

Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.

Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through School Spring will be considered.

Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office via email at

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

Welcome to Somerville High!

The primary goal of Somerville High School is to prepare students to lead satisfying and successful lives by helping them to become:

?Effective readers
?Effective writers
?Effective users of technology
?Effective critical and creative thinkers.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Somerville Public Schools 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, 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.

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Rachel Ziulkowski
    81 Highland Ave
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
    Phone: (617) 625-6600