Westfield Public Schools
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Westfield Middle School
Westfield Public Schools
Westfield, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4219012 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: April 14, 2023 Starting Date: August 2, 2023

Job Description

Applications will be accepted for an Adjustment Counselor position in the Westfield Public Schools for the grant funded Middle School Transition Program to be held at Westfield Intermediate School. This program begins on Monday, August 7, 2023 and runs through Friday, August 11, 2023.

Training Date:August 2, 2023: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Adjustment Counselor’s Hours8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday

Student Hours:8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Monday – Thursday
Starting Date:August 2, 2023
Ending Date:August 11, 2023


ADJUSTMENT COUNSELOR (for students entering Grades 7-8) Salary: $36.00 an hour and training hours with no benefits not to exceed 24 hours which includes preparation and staff development. Adjustment Counselor must be available for the entire program and specified professional development training listed above.

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

Attend training prior to the start of the program.
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.
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 101, Westfield, MA.

Position Type: Summer
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Westfield Middle School!

VISION STATEMENT Westfield Middle School's vision is that all students will become critical thinkers, and prepared for their secondary education as independent and successful learners. The climate of WMS will support all students in setting high aspirations for the future and inspiring them to achieve their goals. MISSION STATEMENT Westfield Middle School will provide all students with high quality educational opportunities, and an educational climate that fosters positive relationships and mutual respect among students, staff and families. All learning experiences must be relevant to students, and focus on higher order thinking skills. Building upon these learning experiences, students will be able to generate original ideas, evaluate information, and communicate their thoughts effectively through Reading, Writing, Speaking and Reasoning. CORE VALUES The core values of the Westfield Middle School lay the foundation for the development and implementation of student-centered course offerings and co-curricular programs. Furthermore, these core values define who we are and what we are about. At Westfield Middle School, we believe that: Our primary focus is on academic achievement and equipping students with skills to be critical thinkers. All students can and will learn. To reach their fullest potential, children and adults need to have high aspirations and be inspired to achieve them. Our school climate must be child-centered, and conducive to the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of middle school children. Parents/families are our partners in their children’s education. The application of current technologies will enhance teaching and learning. Learning and professional growth is an on-going process. All programs and educational services at WMS need to be aligned with our Vision, Mission, and Core Values.

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. 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
    Jesse McMillan, Principal
    30 West Silver Street
    Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
    Phone: 413-568-1900
    Email: jesse.mcmillan@schoolsofwestfield.org