Dec 03, 2022

Substitute Guidance Counselor - Morton Middle School

  • TrulyHired
  • Fall River, MA, USA
Part-time School Support

Job Description





  1. A Master's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in guidance and counseling, and coursework in psychology, testing and measurement, sociology, and education.
  2. A Massachusetts Certificate as a Guidance Counselor - GUI (PRE-K - 9) (5-12)

REPORTS TO: Coordinator of Ancillary Student Services

School Principal


To assist students in overcoming problems which impede learning and to help them in making educational, occupational, and life decisions which will facilitate their growth, potential, and self-actualization.


  1. Assist students in evaluating their aptitudes and abilities through administration, collection, and interpretation of standardized tests and other pertinent data.

  1. Assist students in making informed life decisions, including subject and course selection. Will carefully monitor a student's progress by interviewing all assigned students.

  1. Registers new students and provides necessary orientation to school.

  1. Provides individual and group counseling as needed; including career, social, emotional, and behavioral counseling. Will also make referrals, where appropriate, to social service agencies as well as to other school-related services.

  1. Initiates, assembles, maintains, and interprets accurate cumulative progress records for assigned students. Maintains a complete folder for each student which contains all pertinent school information.


JUNE 10, 2004


  1. Takes an active role in interpreting the school's objectives to students, parents, and the community.

  1. Maintains close contact with parents and organizes parent programs as needed.

  1. Works closely with teachers, parents, principals, and other staff to insure effective communication between the Student Services Department, students, and staff.

  1. Works closely with colleges and potential work sites to disseminate information, as needed, according to the provisions of the student records policy.

  1. Utilizes community facilities for job placement purposes.

  1. Makes recommendations to colleges, prospective employers, and others deemed appropriate subject to the provisions of the student records policy.

  1. Arranges the assignment of home tutors and advises students on summer school enrollment.

  1. Assists students in staying in school and in matters relating to school attendance.

  1. Works closely with middle school guidance counselors assisting students in their program choices for the high school using established recruitment procedures and policies.

  1. Any other related student services assignment deemed necessary by the Coordinator of Students Services, the building principal, and/or their designee.

SALARY AND TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: In accordance with the Fall River Administrators Association Contract. Employment is contingent on job performance, program needs, and funding.

Closing Date for Applications: As indicated on webpage

The Fall River Public Schools offers all programs, activities, and employment opportunities without

regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, and disability.

  • Position Type:Part-time
  • Positions Available:1
Job Categories :Instructional Support > Substitute
Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
Equal Opportunity Employer

Fall River 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.

Job Requirements

  • No experience required

Contact Information

  • Megan Souza
  • 417 Rock Street
  • Fall River, MA 02720
  • Fall River,Massachusetts 02720
  • Phone: 508-675-8420
  • Email: click here

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