Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

PROVISIONAL SPED ADJUSTMENT COUNSELOR


Somerville High School
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3758305 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: January 14, 2022 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
ANNOUNCEMENT OF A VACANCY FOR THE
2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

PROVISIONAL
Special Education Adjustment Counselor
SOMERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

Job Goal: Somerville Public Schools strives to create an inclusive and racially affirming environment that welcomes and values the diversity of our staff and students. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

We welcome and value different perspectives and experiences in our staff, recognizing the powerful impact that a diverse workforce has on all students. We are committed to supporting educators through a strong induction and mentorship program, educator-driven professional development, and opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

As a district, we are also committed to supporting the whole child by promoting a trusting, mutually respectful and inspiring culture that values the individuality of our students and the professionalism of the field.

Qualifications:
•Appropriate Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Educator's Licensure and SEI Endorsement is required. (ESL or ELL Licensure Preferred).

Responsibilities:
•As a member of an evaluation team, writes measurable goals for IEP’s to address social or emotional issues that are affecting a student’s ability to access the general curriculum.
•Implements individual and group counseling and treatment services to pupils and parents as required by the IEP process.
•Conducts Functional Behavioral Assessment to aid in the development of a Behavior Intervention Plan for students who are experiencing difficulty meeting the behavioral expectations of the schools.
•Provides teacher consultation as necessary.
•Serves as a referral agent to obtain necessary aid from specialized public or private organizations.
•Provides pupil data and written reports as requested.
•Provides home assessment for Special Education evaluations as required.
•Attends staff 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.
•Performs other program-related duties as assigned.

•As per the Somerville Educators/Teachers Association, Unit A Collective Bargaining Agreement

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

NOTE:
•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.

The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Welcome to Somerville High School!

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
    Email: Rziulkowski@k12.somerville.ma.us