Chelmsford High School
Chelmsford Public Schools
North Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3982848 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: July 28, 2022 Starting Date: August 29, 2022

Job Description
Chelmsford Public Schools - Announcement of Teaching Vacancies for the 2022- 2023 School Year

The Chelmsford Public Schools is now accepting applications for the following vacancy. The District reserves the right to change this vacancy or not fill this vacancy based on further staffing changes, enrollment, or budget.

Position: Long Term Substitute Guidance/ School Counselor - High School

Location: Chelmsford High School, Reports to the Coordinator of Social Emotional Learning & School Counseling, House Dean and Principal

General Description:To provide, as a member of the counseling department staff, a comprehensive counseling program for students in grades nine through twelve and specifically provide services to meet the needs of assigned students; consult with teachers, staff and parents to enhance effectiveness in helping students; and to provide support to other high school educational programs. School counselors adhere to, address, and practice all of the skills and competencies detailed by the MA Model for School Counseling and the American School Counselor Association National Model.

  • School counseling practices are aligned to the ASCA Ethical Standards
  • Be an advocate for all students
  • Consult with teachers, staff, and parents regarding the developmental needs of students.
  • Counsel individuals and small groups of students experiencing social, emotional, and/or behavioral problems
  • Apply counseling theories and techniques to support students in crisis
  • Acknowledge signs and symptoms to identify and support students in need that may require a referral for private counseling or require reporting to DCF
  • Team member for Student Study Team (SST) and Child Protection Team (CPT)
  • Deliver classroom lessons aligned to the counseling curriculum
  • Lead or co-lead group counseling for identified students
  • Attend, participate, and advocate for students at 504 and IEP meetings
  • Monitor 504 plans
  • Organize and attend parent/teacher/counselor meetings as needed on an ongoing basis.
  • Knowledgeable of the post-secondary college and career planning process


    Position Type: Full-time
    Positions Available: 1

  • Welcome to Chelmsford High School!

    Chelmsford High School is a public high school located in Chelmsford Massachusetts, established in 1927. The school is based on a three-house system. The houses are named after Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and John Whittier, three well-known New England writers. Each house has two to three school counselors, a dean, and an office. All students are assigned a house at the beginning of their freshman year. Chelmsford High School offers opportunities in high-quality academics, community service, performing arts experiences, championship-level athletics, and mentor relationships in a technologically rich environment.

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    Chelmsford 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
    <li>Successful candidates will hold the appropriate degree and MA DESE certification. <li> Proficient in Microsoft Office <li>Ability to navigate a Student Information System (preferably X2) <li>Preferred knowledge and use of Naviance </li>Understanding of the 504 process. <li>Please bring official transcripts to the hiring supervisor if interviewed in the event that you are recommended for hire. </li>Commitment to high standards and expectations of equity.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. Describe how this position aligns with your professional goals?
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    2. Why are you interested in working with adolescents in a high school school environment?
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    John MacIsaac
    200 Richardson Road
    North Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01863
    Phone: 978-251-5111
    Email: macisaacj@chelmsford.k12.ma.us