Blackstone-Millville Regional School District Job Title: School Counselor (Grades 10-12)
Part I: Position Summary:
The school counselor works with the Principal in carrying out the school's guidance and counseling program. As a professional educator with both a mental health and academic enrichment perspective, the counselor, understands and responds to the challenges presented by today's diverse student population. The counselor provides proactive leadership to engage all stakeholders in the delivery of programs and services to support the students' academic achievement, career preparation, personal and social development.
The school counselor will work as a member of the high school's Intervention Team in collaboration with administrators and other school counselors to provide support to students, school staff and parents in the development of a positive school climate and a successful learning environment. The school counselor will also provide academic and post-secondary planning support to students. The focus of the position is:
1) The school counselor will serve as a resource for students, school staff and parents/families by addressing the needs of students identified as at risk for school failure because of behavioral, academic, social and/or emotional challenges through individual counseling intervention. The individual will act as a provider of individual counseling services to students identified as experiencing mental health challenges and refer families needing specialized mental health intervention in order to gain the social and behavioral skills necessary to engage in learning. Students requiring additional services will be referred to intervention counselor 2) The school counselor will guide students in appraising their interests, aptitudes, abilities,
educational achievement, and interests. 3) The school counselor will assist in program planning in accordance with available data so that
students may have the opportunity to utilize their abilities more fully and establish realistic goals in education, employments, and life 4) The school counselor will guide students in college and career planning in grades 10-12th grade.
Specific activities include:
-Sophomore groups revolve around MCAS, PSAT's, course selection and extracurricular activities. They complete a Personality Profiler on Naviance, which exposes them to careers, college majors, and colleges, which best meet their interests and goals. Sophomores continue to expand their college search. -Junior groups focus on PSAT's, SAT's, and other standardized testing information. They fine-tune their college search, visit colleges, and interview with college representatives. Counselors help juniors to develop a list of colleges and discuss acquiring teacher letters of recommendation. -Seniors work with counselors in groups and on an individual basis to focus on matching their needs and interests to colleges. College application process and FAFSA applications will be directly related to college/career planning.
Counselor Caseload will be divided to include all students in 10-12th grades. Including, but not limited to the following assignments: -PSAT/SAT Coordinator; AP Coordinator; Internship Placement / Senior 4th Quarter internships
Part II: Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Implements the counseling and intervention program and serves as a resource for building staff, administrators, and parents in working with students, creating a positive school climate, and helping students develop a positive self-concept.
2) Consults with administration and building staff with respect to development of the curriculum to meet the identified needs of the students.
3) Participates or leads development of positive behavior support systems and development of intervention strategies.
4) Assists students in their transition into high school. Helps students evaluate their strengths, skills and abilities, explore career choices, and develop decision making skills. Provides programs and support to students as they face increased pressures regarding high risk behaviors. Enhance the learning process and promote academic achievement by helping students acquire positive social skills and values, set appropriate
5) Support and assist the SEL team in the development of district's social emotional learning
6) Help student develop academic plans in accordance with their skills, interests and strengths,
7) Communicate with teachers, parents and administrators on an ongoing basis about behavioral and academic problems.
8) Analyze student data and provide intervention/supports to minimize non-academic barriers to learning.
9) Guide students through academic, college and career planning, to provide students with post-secondary options.
Both MA guidance and adjustment counselor licensure is required.
- Position Type: Full-time
- Positions Available: 1
Job Category: Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor Location Description
BLACKSTONE-MILLVILLE REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL is a public, comprehensive school with grades nine through twelve. It is accredited by the New England Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Massachusetts Department of Education.
THE COMMUNITIES of Blackstone and Millville are located approximately forty-five miles southwest of Boston and twenty miles north of Providence, Rhode Island. Both are primarily residential communities with a combined number of approximately 11,000 residents.
THE TOTAL HIGH SCHOOL ENROLLMENT is 576 students, with 103 being seniors. From the graduating class of 2005, 51% enrolled in a four-year college, 38% enrolled in a two-year college program, 5% planned to attend a technical school and 6% joined the work force. The average combined SAT scores of the class of 2005 was 1003. For the last three years, BMR has been one of the few schools across the state to have 100% of the seniors achieve competency in the MCAS test.
Students are required to complete 24 credits of class work for graduation with a minimum-passing grade of 65 on a scale of 100. A class that meets five days a week for the full year receives one full credit. These classes are weighted for the purpose of class rank with college prep courses weighted at 1.0, advanced classes at 1.1 and the honors/advanced placement courses weighted at 1.2. Among the required 24 credits for graduation, students must successfully complete four years of English, three years of math, three years of science, three years of history, 2 years of foreign language, 1 year of technology and a physical education/health requirement.
THE ATTENDANCE POLICY states that students who are absent unexcused, more than five times in a quarter will receive an administrative grade of no more than a 50.
THE WRITTEN DISCIPLINE CODE is clear, concise, published in the student and faculty handbooks and also mailed home to the parents of the students. Learn more about us... Equal Opportunity Employer
Blackstone Millville Regional School District 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
- Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
- Michael Dudek, High School Principal
- 175 Lincoln St
- Blackstone, Massachusetts 01504
- Phone: 508-876-0117
- Fax: 508-876-1035
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