School Social Worker/ School Adjustment Counselor

Full Time | Stoneham, MASSACHUSETTS | 9 days

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Full Time
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Stoneham
SEEM Collaborative

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Job Description


Title:  School Social Worker / Counselor          

Reports To: Program Principal

 

 

Qualifications:            

  • Master’s degree and Certification as a School Social Worker or School Adjustment Counselor required
  • DESE License required
  • Previous experience working with students with Emotional/Behavorial disabilities. 

 

Scope of duties:

 

  • Provides therapeutic direction to staff on an ongoing basis regarding students facing specific challenges in their ability to function safely at school or for students in crisis.
  • Has the ability to carefully diagnose student difficulties and share this information in a useful and purposeful way with classroom staff.
  • Provides outreach to families and effectively connects the families to the classroom staff and to the educational program for that student.
  • Participates in IEP meetings and assists in the development of social-emotional goals for the student to be included on the IEP.
  • Prepares students for transitions and changes as needed (e.g. high school, preparation of the Transition Planning Form, moving, changes in family structure etc).
  • Provides emergency consultation and/or responds to crisis intervention as necessary.
  • Provides individual and small group counseling sessions and social skills groups as deemed appropriate in cooperation with the program principal/executive director.
  • Provides emotional support for students by being available for check-ins as needed and by providing social scripts/stories.
  • Provides consultation and training for staff to aid carryover of social and play/leisure skills to the classroom.
  • Provides training for staff and students in Bullying Prevention Plan and curriculum.
  • Provides instruction for students related to Physical Health, Social Emotional Helath and Safety and Prevention Strands of the MA Curriculum Frameworks.
  • Supervises the Behavior Support Assistant in implmentation of social skills instruction.
  • Functions as the primary liaison to caregivers in many instances.
  • Leads family meetings and functions as a resource to families.  Assists families in accessing community supports.
  • Functions as the case manager and keeps the team in close communication and coordinates with collateral supports
  • Assists in the intake process for new referrals.
  • Assists with coordination of school-wide and community events.
  • Other duties as assigned by the program principal or executive director.

 


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