Jan 13, 2024

SY23-24 SEZP Bryt Clinical Coordinator (Counselor)

  • TrulyHired
  • Springfield, MA, USA
Administrative

Job Description

Bryt Clinical Coordinator (Counselor)

Grades: 6-12

Full Time Start Date: Immediate

REPORTS TO:

SEZP Chief of Student Support & Services, Building Principal and Assistant Principal of Special Education

JOB GOAL:

To develop and continuously improve a high-functioning intervention providing clinical and academic support to students who have fallen behind in association with a significant mental health or other medical disruption.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Works with the Principal, other school leaders, and external support organizations to develop and continuously improve an intervention dedicated to successful transition back to full school participation on the part of students who have experienced significant mental health challenges and have missed extensive amounts of school time.
  • Develops and assures effective implementation of a comprehensive transition plan integrating clinical, care coordination, and academic supports for each student in the Bryt Program; is primarily responsible for implementation of the care coordination components of the overall plan.
  • Organizes and facilitates meetings with staff of collateral support organizations prior to and during students' participation in Bryt.
  • Develops and implements the clinical, care coordination, and family engagement components of the overall case management plan for each student in Bryt.
  • Provides 1:1 and/or small-group clinical intervention to Bryt students on a flexible, as-needed basis, employing clinical methods that are most appropriate for meeting the goals in each student's case management plan.
  • Pro-actively communicates with educator colleagues and school administrators regarding the progress and status of each student in Bryt, maintaining student confidentiality as appropriate.
  • Engages in consistent two-way communication with the families of Bryt students to keep them apprised of student progress and gather feedback and information to support student learning and well-being, including making home visits to families where appropriate.
  • Maintains an environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.
  • Monitors progress of Bryt students who have transitioned out of the intervention.
  • Serves as Principal's designee in providing functional support/supervision to all staff members and volunteers assigned to Bryt.
  • Ensures that all required data is gathered and entered into data management systems according to articulated procedures. Participates in meetings with staff of collateral support organizations prior to and during students' participation in Bryt.
  • Pro-actively and communicates with educator colleagues and school administrators regarding the progress and status of each student in Bryt, maintaining student confidentiality as appropriate.
  • Engages in consistent two-way communication with the families of Bryt students to keep them apprised of student progress and gather feedback and information to support student learning and well-being, including making home visits to families where appropriate.
  • Assists the administration in implementing all policies and/or rules governing student life and conduct, and for the classroom develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom, including addressing inappropriate student behaviors as needed.
  • Attends staff meetings and serves on staff and or school committees.
  • Participates in staff development programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Hold a clinical license in social work or counseling (LMHC,LCSW,LICSW) in the state of Massachusetts; or holds certification as a School Social Worker/School Counselor by the Massachusetts Department of Education at the appropriate grade level
  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field preferred; bachelor's degree required
  • Formal training and experience working with adolescents and families struggling with complex challenges, including mental health challenges, causing extended absences from school
  • Excellent case management skills
  • Demonstrated skill and experience providing setting clinical goals and providing direct clinical supports to adolescents in the school setting, including collaborating with collateral/community-based mental health providers
  • Demonstrated skill and experience working with parents/guardians from an assets/strengths-based perspective
  • Demonstrated effectiveness with development and continuous improvement of student support programming within a school environment
  • Demonstrated effectiveness providing functional supervision to other professionals
  • Strong knowledge base on developing skills and natural community support to reduce crises and the need for hospitalization.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations and community agencies: School Dept., DCF, DYS, Juvenile Court, etc.
  • Bilingual candidates preferred

If you meet some of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply or reach out for more information. We know that historically marginalized groups - including people of color, women, people from working class backgrounds, and people who identify as LGBTQ - are less likely to apply unless and until they meet every requirement for a job. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from educators with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

We encourage you to reach out to [email protected] if you have questions about the role or your qualifications. We are happy to help you feel ready to apply!

BENEFITS

SEZP offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience; salaries for new educators start at $55,467. Educators in SEZP qualify for benefits (sick days, retirement, health insurance, etc.) offered to other educators in the Springfield Public Schools.

Selection as an educator in SEZP recognizes an individual for their outstanding vision, capacity, and commitment to anti-racist school communities. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis; applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

About the Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership:

While Massachusetts is consistently ranked as one of the top states for education results in the country, we have one of the highest and most persistent opportunity gaps. The Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership (SEZP) - established in 2015 as a collaboration between Springfield Public Schools (SPS), the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), and the Springfield Education Association (SEA) - seeks to improve the longitudinal life outcomes of the more than 5,000 students in our 16 middle and high schools.

As a "zone" of schools within the city of Springfield, including Legacy, SEZP's approach draws on a deep and embedded partnership with the school district and local teachers' union, while harnessing the flexibility and innovation found in autonomous school models. As a result, each school within SEZP is accorded significant school-based autonomies - in curriculum, talent, calendar, schedule, and budget - while being held accountable for realizing achievement gains for historically marginalized students. In all of our work, SEZP is in pursuit of equity and anti-racism acknowledging the systemic oppression our students and families encounter daily and working to disrupt these provision gaps urgently and courageously.

Nondiscrimination Statement

The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, age, disability or military service or marital status. The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in admission to, access or treatment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.

Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination

Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. Springfield Public Schools is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discrimination on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. The Senior Administrator of Human Resources, Kathleen O'Sullivan, Springfield Public Schools, 1550 Main St. Springfield MA, 011103, 413-787-7100, ext. 55428, has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Springfield Public Schools efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Springfield Public Schools may be referred to Kathleen O'Sullivan or to U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone 800-421-3481.

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