Westfield Public Schools
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Summer School
Westfield Public Schools
Westfield, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4184268 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: March 17, 2023 Starting Date: July 10, 2023

Job Description
Westfield Public Schools
March 15, 2023

Applications will be accepted for an Adjustment Counselor position in the Westfield Public Schools for the ESSER funded Summer EDventure Summer Program This program is scheduled to begin July 10, 2023 and continue for four weeks, Monday –Thursday (no Friday dates) ending on August 3, 2023.

Training Dates:June 14, 2023 (staff meeting – 3:30 to 4:30 PM)
July 6, 2023 (8:30 to 3:00 with a ½ hour unpaid lunch)

Adjustment Counselor’s Hours8:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Monday – Thursday

Student Hours:9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday
Starting Date:June 14, 2023
Ending Date:August 3, 2023


ADJUSTMENT COUNSELOR (for students entering Grades K-5) Salary: $36.00 an hour and training hours with no benefits not to exceed 87 hours which includes preparation and staff development. Adjustment Counselor must be available for the entire 4 week program and specified professional development listed above.

REPORTS TO: Administrator of Student Interventions and Program Site Coordinator

Attend training prior to the start of the program.
Implementation of a Service Learning Project and Positive Youth Development Component.
Assist in developing project based learning activities that include literacy, mathematics, and science.
Use data to plan student support.
Assess student progress.
Instruct students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
Actively engage with students during field trips.
Work collaboratively with grade level teachers one hour a week to plan and develop lessons and activities.
Evaluate students’ social growth, keep appropriate records and prepare progress reports in collaboration with teachers.
Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
Strive to develop positive relationships with students.
Provide student counseling and support as needed.
Implement the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support Model.
Collaborate with teachers to support strategies and activities.
Communicate with parents through conferences as needed and other means to discuss student progress in the summer program.
Identify student needs and cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing in helping students solve health, attitude, and learning concerns.
Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned day.
Perform duties that may be assigned by the Administrator of Student Interventions, Program Coordinator, and Superintendent of Schools.

Will be in the form of a letter of interest and resume via SchoolSpring.
Will include a copy of educator license
Will be submitted to Human Resources, 94 North Elm Street, Suite 201, Westfield, MA.

Position Type: Summer
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
QUALIFICATIONS: Massachusetts certification in grade and subject area. Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university Classroom experience at appropriate grade level and summer programs are preferred. Interest in participating in outdoor experiences and developing a strong service learning project with students. Previous counseling experience in a school setting.
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor 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
    Christopher Rogers, Administrator of Student Interventions
    94 North Elm Street
    Suite 101
    Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
    Phone: 413-572-6397
    Email: c.rogers@schoolsofwestfield.org