Guidance Counselor - Swampscott - job 853941

Swampscott Public Schools

Date: 06/11/2021

City: Swampscott, Massachusetts

Employment type: Full-time

The School Counselor will work to advance a shared understanding of the diverse, ever-changing and complex social and emotional needs of the school community. The School Counselor will facilitate individual and group counseling sessions, participate in and lead school-based meetings, and serve as a liaison for families/caregivers, community stakeholders, teachers and other staff in order to best meet the needs of the student body. For the 2021-2022 school year, this school counselor position will work with students in Grades 5-8.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provides individual, group and crisis counseling to students as needed

  • Consults with teachers about student needs

  • Conduct parent outreach to build partnerships that support academic, behavior, attendance and student investment

  • Serves as liaison between the school and outside agencies/clinicians as needed to support students

  • Acts as a link between home, school and staff to address issues affecting students and help students maximize their learning potential and through improved coping skills

  • Helps families better understand the school programs

  • Helps families make appropriate social agency contacts as needed

  • Assists individual students directly with adjustment to school

  • Participates with other members of the Student Support Team and regular staff meetings

  • Creates and manages 504 accommodation plans

  • Assists in coordinating MCAS testing for the school

  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the principal or district administration

Required Qualifications

  • Mass DESE Guidance Counselor

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