May 11, 2020


  • TrulyHired
  • Lynn, MA, USA
Full-time Administrative

Job Description


James Leo McGuinness Administration Building

100 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA 01905

Tel. (781) 593-1680 ~ Fax. (781) 477-7487

Position: School Social Worker/Clinician

School: All
Grade Level: PreK-12
Full Time Start Date: September 2020

About LPS
Lynn is a seaside urban district located on Boston's north shore. The city is known for its contemporary public art, historic architecture, downtown cultural district, and public parks and open spaces, which include the oceanfront Lynn Shore Reservation and Lynn Woods Reservation. Home to an international population, Lynn Public Schools services almost 17,000 students across 18 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 2 comprehensive high schools, 1 vocational school, and 1 alternative junior/senior high school. We are a linguistically rich community with 60% of our students speaking two or more languages.

LPS Vision and Core Values
Drawing upon the strength of our community, our families, our students, and our partners, Lynn Public Schools commits to fulfilling the intellectual, physical, and social-emotional potential of all our students. We work together so our students learn to thrive, advance, and impact the greater community and the world.

The Lynn Public Schools is committed to our Core Values:


Shared Responsibility

Collaborative Relationships

High Expectations

General Qualifications
  • Valid School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor license from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Master's degree in Social Work or Master's degree in related counseling field
  • LICSW, LCSW or LMHC licensure
  • Experience in an urban district preferred
We encourage you to apply or reach out for more information if you meet some of the qualifications above. The Lynn Public Schools community celebrates that we live in a rapidly changing, increasingly diverse and connected world. We are committed to hiring educators that represent diversity of race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, religion and gender.

Job Details

The School Social Worker/Clinician (SSW/C) supports students' academic and social and emotional learning and achievement. Ongoing support and intervention are provided via a multi-tiered system of support model and includes services that strengthen home, school and community partnerships and addresses barriers to learning and achievement. The School Social Worker/Clinician contributes to the school's development of a healthy, safe, and caring environment for children and adults. The SSW/clinician provides this essential support for academic learning by designing and implementing effective prevention and intervention strategies that are informed by an understanding of the social/emotional development of students and the influences of school, family, community and cultural differences on student success.

Skills and Responsibilities

Under the Department of Social Emotional Learning and the school principal, the SSW/C assumes a broad range of functions within these core responsibilities:

  • Provides assessment and evaluation to identify student, family and school needs that impact learning
  • Provides prevention and intervention services to all students referred
  • Provides counseling services to address targeted issues impacting school success
  • Participates in the school-based Wellness Team to identify and overcome potential barriers impacting regular attendance
  • Assists the safety of students by providing crisis intervention and triage support
  • Promotes consultation and collaboration with school, family and community providers to support all students
  • Advocates for appropriate family support services and family engagement resources
  • Supports and provides leadership for Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) initiatives
  • Participates in professional development activities to strengthen clinical best practices
  • Maintains accountability and confidentiality in communication and documentation
  • Utilizes a holistic, whole-child approach in working with students and families
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Superintendent/Deputy Superintendent, Executive Director of Social Emotional Learning/Assistant Director of Social-Emotional Leaning
Non-Discrimination Policy
It is the policy of the Lynn Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, home status or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its program and activities in compliance with Title VI and VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and M.G.L., Ch.76. Sec.5, M.G.L., Ch. 151B, and M.G.L., Ch.151C.

Please submit an application, a cover letter, a current resume, references, and documentation of licensure and education.

Contact Information
Lynn Public Schools - Human Resources
100 Bennett Street
Lynn, MA 01905
[email protected]

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories: Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
Student Services > Social Worker
Welcome to Lynn Public Schools!
The Lynn School Department is made up of one early childhood center, eighteen elementary schools, three middle schools, two comprehensive high schools, a vocational high school and an alternative junior/senior high school. It employs approximately 2,000 employees, including administrators, teachers, clerical, health,fand food service staff. It provides Special Education and English Language Learner Education programs. The Lynn School Department maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with employees and applicants for employment. Learn more about us...
Equal Opportunity Employer
Lynn 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 identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Contact Information
  • Barbara Rafuse, Director of Human Resources
  • 100 Bennett Street
  • Lynn, Massachusetts 01905
  • Phone: 781-593-1680
  • Fax: 781-477-7312
  • Email: click here

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