Nov 14, 2020

Middle School Adjustment Counselor

  • TrulyHired
  • Everett, MA 02149, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

The School Adjustment Counselor provides social, emotional, and personal support to students. The SAC supports the school's educational goals and contributes to ensuring students' physical, social, emotional, and intellectual well-being. Students may meet individually or in small groups with the SAC, though services may include meetings with parents, teachers, administrators, or community health providers to address concerns that may potentially affect a student's success in school. The SAC conducts various educational/ psychological assessments, participates in various school conferences, makes home visits, initiates phone contacts with parents and agency personnel, and provides assistance to staff on various issues. The SAC also works to support a positive and successful school environment.

Responsibilities include:
Plan, organize and deliver the counseling services, aligning services with individual student's IEP and/or 504 Accommodation Plans.
Implement individual planning interventions in collaboration with other student allies (e.g. develop educational/career plans for students; conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments for students; develop School-Based Support Plans for students; facilitate 504 Accommodation team meetings and develop 504 Accommodation plans).
Actively participate in various conferences including, but not limited to: student re-entry meetings; Special Education Team meetings; grade-level team meetings; subject area meetings.
Administer educational and psychological assessments as called for by educational teams.
Facilitate student groups in response to needs (eg, social skills group, executive functions skills).
Comply with all regulations and laws, including those related to bullying in schools.
Coordinate referrals of students for school-based counseling by outside counselors.
Maintain accurate records; collect and analyze school counseling services data.
Conduct ongoing program evaluation and audit.
Demonstrate professionalism: commit to ongoing professional growth and development; exercise good judgment; maintain good attendance, including punctuality; maintain professional appearance; exercise emotional self-control; manage and use time effectively; value cultural diversity and inclusiveness in school; utilize technology in an appropriate and beneficial manner; honor the profession's legal and ethical standards and guidelines.
Provide support to, and collaborate with, teachers as needed to promote student success.
Perform duties related to data collection and input.
Provide individual student and school-wide crisis intervention as needed.
Communicate and collaborate extensively with families, outside agencies, and other student allies.
Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
Job Category: Student Services > Adjustment Counselor
Equal Opportunity Employer
Pioneer Charter School 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
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Contact Information
  • Sanela Jonuz
  • 51-59 Summer Street
  • Everett, Massachusetts 02149

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