Bellingham Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR / CAREER COUNSELOR (#99)


Bellingham High School
Bellingham Public Schools
Bellingham, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3980493 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: July 26, 2022 Starting Date: August 29, 2022

Job Description
BELLINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BELLINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS
Vacancy # 99

DATE: July 26, 2022
TITLE: 1.0 FTE School Guidance Counselor / Career Counselor
SALARY: As per BTA Salary Schedule
LOCATION: Bellingham High School

Primary Responsibility: This school counselor will serve as a career counselor and the Innovation Pathway Coordinator. The counselor works with high school students and provides career exploration opportunities, organizes and manages internship experiences, and assists with securing student employment. The career counselor will assist students with Bellingham High School in career development opportunities – such as Innovation Pathways, Dual Enrollment opportunities, and student internships. This position will also be responsible for developing and maintaining business and industry partnership to enhance internship opportunities.


Specific Responsibilities:

Assess students for interests and aptitudes using evidence-based tools
Provide career exploration opportunities by:
a) Providing career-specific information and materials
b) Assisting with planned career-specific field trips and speakers
(especially around employers)
Collaborate with the school to develop a career fair
Provide work readiness services, such as:
Resume writing, interviewing skills, business etiquette (timeliness,
dress correctly, etc.)
Recruit and engage employers to:
Provide internship placements or jobs
Serve as liaison to business after placement to troubleshoot issues
“Screen” candidates prior to placement, and job match
Provide opportunities for employers to support career exploration efforts
Support students while at work by:
Use a Work-Based Learning Plan as a measure of competencies and
skill-building tool, and as support for employer
In school:
Facilitate engagement of school administration, guidance personnel, and teachers, making them aware of career services available to students
Meet with students regularly to create and manage MyCAP (My Career and Academic Plan)
Assist students with course selection and Innovation Pathways opportunities
Adhere to DESE mandates for program and placement protocols
Collect and submit participant data on scheduled deadlines in the required format

Qualifications: Master’s degree required, Massachusetts School Counselor certification. Minimum of five years experience working with young people and/or employment and training programs, preferred. Other work and community experiences will be taken into consideration.



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 apply, via SchoolSpring, attention Mr. Marano, Superintendent of Schools. 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. 4. Following initial screening, those candidates selected for personal interviews will be notified. Peter D. Marano Superintendent of Schools EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES The Bellingham Public Schools does not discriminate in its admissions and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, housing status, political affiliation, genetic information, or disability, in accordance with state and federal law. Additionally, the District does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of homelessness, consistent with the McKinney-Vento Act. The District prohibits retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination, harassment and/or who participate in an Equal Opportunity Commission investigation. If you have any questions, please contact the District’s Title IX Coordinator at 4 Mechanic Street, Bellingham, MA 02019, Phone Number: 508-883-1706.
  • 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
    Sara Taglienti, Interim Guidance Director
    60 Blackstone Street
    Bellingham, Massachusetts 02019
    Phone: 508-966-3761
    Email: staglienti@bpsdk12.org