Westfield Public Schools
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Westfield High School
Westfield Public Schools
Westfield, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4212980 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: April 11, 2023 Starting Date: August 7, 2023

Job Description
Applications will be accepted for a School Counselor position in the Westfield Public Schools for the grant funded High School Transition Program to be held at Westfield High School.

School 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: Immediately
Program Starting Date:August 7, 2023
Ending Date:August 17, 2023


SCHOOL COUNSELOR (for students entering Grade 9) Salary: $36.00 an hour with no benefits not to exceed 40 hours. This includes prep time prior to the program to recruit and assist with student registration.

REPORTS TO: Building Principal, Site Coordinator, and Administrator of Student Interventions

Assist students in the transition from middle to high school.
Assist in developing project based learning activities that include literacy, mathematics, and science.
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 if applicable.
Work collaboratively with grade level teachers 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.
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, Building Principal, Site 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

Welcome to Westfield High School!

Mission Statement The mission of Westfield High School is to provide students with experiences that contributeto a solid foundation of knowledge, skills, and attitudes on which students can build responsible, fulfilling,self-directed lives. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Academic Expectations Demonstrate the ability to read, write and communicate effectively. Demonstrate the ability to think critically. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Social Expectation Recognize the value of a healthy and productive lifestyle. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Civic Expectation Demonstrate respect for our diverse society. Appreciate the importance of and contribute

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 Experience at appropriate grade level and summer programs are preferred. Previous counseling experience in a school setting.
  • 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
    Charles Jendrysik, Principal
    177 Montgomery Road
    Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
    Phone: 413-572-6463
    Fax: 413-572-6346
    Email: c.jendrysik@schoolsofwestfield.org