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School Social Worker/Adjustment Counselor - All Levels

Company: Springfield Public Schools
Location: Springfield
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:


Responsible to the Principal working in conjunction with the Director of Student Support Services.
Implement the elementary, middle, high school student development curriculum.
Guide individuals and groups of students through the successful transition from grade to grade and level to level.
Counsel individuals and small groups of students toward academic, social, and emotional growth.
Consult with and train teachers, parents and staff regarding students needs.
Work with other Counselors and City Connects Coordinators to refer students who have barriers to learning and their parents to special programs, specialists and outside agencies.
Participate in and facilitate the problem solving process (STAT).
Participate in the planning and evaluation of the counseling program
Pursue continuous professional growth.
The School Counselors, Adjustment Counselors and City Connects Coordinators will work with the principal to schedule by October 1 of each year, a presentation to the school staff and administrators aout the schools student support services, and each of their roles and responsibilities. This will include the referral process for all staff to use.

a. Maintain confidentiality.b. Maintain records consistent with ethical and legal guidelines. c. Perform responsibilities in an organized, accurate, timely and dependable manner. d. Operate within the federal and state laws and the established district and schoolprocedures and policies. e. Provide support for other school and district programs and personnel.f. Attend district professional development and meetings. g Keep informed of current professional trends. h. Utilizes computers effectively in the performance of assigned duties andresponsibilities. i. Pursue professional growth.j. Complete other duties as assigned by the Principal

1. Masters Degree in Social Work or Counseling.2. Certification (Initial License) as a School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor by the Massachusetts Department of Education at the appropriate grade level (elementary, middle or high).3. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.4 .Knowledge of theoretical frameworks of intellectual, social, and emotional development. 5. Familiarity with philosophy, principles, and practices in social work or counseling.6. Familiarity with mental health and emotional impairments including learning disorders affecting student achievement.7. Familiarity with prevention and treatment of substance abuse, physical and sexual abuse, and violence in students.8. Experience with crisis management and intervention. 9. Knowledge of medical conditions and medication related to physical disabilities and learning disorders.

Reach out to Valerie Williams, the Senior Administrator of Talent and Diversity Development at williamsv@springfieldpublicschools.com. She will be happy to answer any questions that you have.

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 OSullivan, Springfield Public Schools, 1550 Main St. Springfield MA, 01103, 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 OSullivan 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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