Westfield Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

SCHOOL COUNSELOR


Westfield Public Schools
Westfield, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4006730 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: August 15, 2022 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Westfield Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for anticipated openings in the 2022-2023 school year.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of authorized administrators shall:
  1. Implement a Comprehensive School Counseling Program which addresses the Counseling Standards with an emphasis on academic, career, and social emotional needs of students.
  2. Provide whole class, small group, and individual student counseling lessons/sessions using the MA Curriculum Frameworks/ASCA/MASCA national standards (ie. promote positive peer relationships, effective communication and interpersonal skills, goal-setting, problem-solving, decision-making, conflict resolution and study skills.)
  3. Collaborate and consult with administration, teachers, staff, and parents regarding the developmental needs of students.
  4. Assist students in applying academic success strategies and refer students for interventions as necessary by using the MTSS model.
  5. Provide short-term counseling for social emotional support and refer for long-term counseling as appropriate.
  6. Advocate for all students with respect to gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, language, and physical or intellectual characteristics and promote inclusion of all students’ and families' cultures, values, and experiences.
  7. Collaborate in planning the school counseling program calendar.
  8. Facilitate postsecondary planning including college and career awareness opportunities for all students in preparation for workforce readiness.
  9. Participate as a member of IEP, 504, STAT, and school crisis intervention teams.
  10. Act as a systems change agent to improve equity and access, achievement, and opportunities for all students.
  11. Utilize and analyze data to identify student needs and challenges.
  12. Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the superintendent or his/her designee.
REPORTS TO: Building Principals at Westfield Technical Academy and Westfield Virtual School

The 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 position will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Westfield School Commitee policy on evaluation.

This position subject to 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>Certified as a School Counselor (5-12), Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Education. </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. 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.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    1. Please explain how your past personal and professional experience make you a quality candidate for the position for which you are applying.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Joseph Langone, Principal
    33 Smith Avenue
    Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
    Phone: 413-572-6533
    Fax: 413-572-6542
    Email: j.langone@schoolsofwestfield.org