Bellingham Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

ADJUSTMENT COUNSELOR (#68)


Bellingham High School
Bellingham Public Schools
Bellingham, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3318411 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: July 13, 2020 Starting Date: August 26, 2020

Job Description
BELLINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BELLINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS
VACANCY # 68

DATE: July 13, 2020

TITLE: School Adjustment Counselor
Full-Time (1.0 FTE)

SALARY: As per BTA Contract

LOCATION: Bellingham High School

EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION:
Masters Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology
Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed School Adjustment Counselor
At least two years experience working with schools and/or social service agencies
Experience consulting with social service agencies, community resources, and outside providers
Demonstrated experience supporting students with disabilities

FUNCTION:
The School Adjustment Counselor assists students with academic learning by providing counseling to identify and address the social-emotional-behavioral- environmental issues that interfere with the educational process. The School Adjustment Counselor provides prevention, intervention, and referral services for students with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges, as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:
1. Provide individual and/or group short-term counseling for students with social-emotional issues.
2. Serve as a liaison between families and the school to promote collaborative processes in educational planning for students.
3. Provide psychosocial assessments and crisis intervention services for students, as needed.
4. Collaborate with school staff to develop and implement therapeutic strategies to effect changes in social-emotional-behavioral
interactions of students.
5. Provide consultation to parents/guardians, teachers, and staff on identified issues related to students’ needs, programming,
discipline and safety.
6. Serve as liaison with community agencies and assists in fostering communication between schools, parents/guardians,
and community leaders.
7. Refer students and parents/guardians to appropriate community resources to address social- emotional issues.
8. Serve on school-based committees to address educational issues, adjustment problems, safety issues, and program
development for students.
9. Provide staff consultation on social-emotional-behavioral issues affecting student participation in the learning process.
10. Provide functional behavioral assessments (FBA) and participate in the IEP and 504 process for students, as needed.
11. Conduct classroom presentations on specific social-emotional issues.
12. Maintain required clinical records and conform to school and state regulations/guidelines on student records.
13. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Welcome to Bellingham High School!

Welcome Mission Statement In this diverse and evolving global society, the mission of the Bellingham High School is to provide a supportive and challenging environment which fosters confident, successful and active life-long learners who contribute positively and responsibly to their community. Academic Expectations - Students will: * Learn to write, read and speak effectively * Demonstrate critical and creative thinking in problem solving * Organize and evaluate information to reach informed conclusions in collaboration with others * Utilize technology as a tool for learning Social and Civic Expectations - Students will: * Display respect for teachers, staff, peers and themselves by obeying laws, rules and regulations * Develop a transition plan for post secondary life * Participate in activities that benefit self and community
Equal Opportunity Employer
Bellingham 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
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: 1. Applicants should submit a cover letter, via SchoolSpring. 2. Applicants must be willing to sign a Criminal Offender Record Information release upon application, and have no recorded serious violations that would prevent hiring for this position. Your appointment is pending suitable fingerprint results in accordance with Fingerprinting Requirements for Public School Employees: Implementation of MGL Chapter 77 of the Acts of 2013. 3. This position is open until filled. Internal applicants must submit notice of intent to apply by Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Apply via SchoolSpring, Attention Mr. Marano, Superintendent of Schools. 4. Following initial screening, those candidates selected for personal interviews will be notified. Peter D. Marano Superintendent of Schools Equal Opportunity Employer Bellingham 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 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.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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

    Contact Information
    Jan Chiappone, Guidance Supervisor
    60 Blackstone Street
    Bellingham, Massachusetts 02019
    Phone: 508-966-3761
    Email: jchiappone@bpsdk12.org