Westfield Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

SCHOOL ADJUSTMENT COUNSELOR - ELEMENTARY LEVEL


Westfield Public Schools
Westfield, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3997437 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: August 8, 2022 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Westfield Public Schools has an opening for a School Adjustment Counselor for the 2022-2023 school year.

JOB SUMMARY
Under the direction of authorized administrators shall:
  1. Counsel, test and assist in developing programmatic alternatives for students with serious adjustment problems.
  2. Work cooperatively with all staff related to the programs for these identified students.
  3. Establish positive relationships with the home.
  4. Serve as a referral agent to obtain outside assistance when needed.
  5. Be involved in developing behavioral objectives for IEP's.
  6. Attend case conferences on students if required.
  7. Attend case conferences on students if required.
  8. Maintain pertinent records on all referred students.
  9. Have periodic meetings with teachers to follow up on program recommendations.
  10. Work on potential referrals for student assistance program when needed.
  11. Participate in 504 team meetings.
  12. Development of behavioral plans.
  13. Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the building principal or the Superintendent of Schools.
REPORTS TO: Building Principal

Salary and terms of employment will be commensurate with the Westfield Public Schools Unit A contract. Salary placement will be based on information contained in the application as submitted.

Performance on this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Westfield School Committee policy on evaluation.

This position subject to grant funding.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
Westfield 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
<b>REQUIREMENTS:</b> <ul> <li>Current and valid certification as a School Adjustment Counselor issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. <li>A minimum of three years teaching experience is desired. <li>Experience in elementary school setting or early childhood setting is desired. </ul> <b>ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:</b> Work is generally conducted within school building. Ability to travel throughout the school building is necessary. Position involves sitting and the ability to travel from one place to another within the classroom. Work is light in nature with regular lifting of up to 10 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds with some pulling and pushing or reaching above, generally of desk and file drawers. Frequent use of hands to operate keyboards and telephones and other office equipment. Regular attendance, on site, is an essential function of this job.
  • 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 the skills or attributes you believe are necessary to be outstanding when working in student support services.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    2. How would you address a wide range of issues in your groups?
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Mary Cieplik
    330 Southampton Road
    Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
    Phone: 413-572-6435
    Fax: 413-572-6873
    Email: mary.cieplik@schoolsofwestfield.org