Provide direct and consultative therapeutic and evaluative services for the diagnostic, preventative and interventive purposes in the school setting. The following outline of the role and responsibilities is intended to provide a broad overview, but is subject to change according to the needs of the school district, as required by the Superintendent of Schools.
Collaborate with school-based teams to develop therapeutic intervention plans and/or behavior intervention plans that address student’s needs; Serves as an expert regarding therapeutic adaptations, social-emotional curriculum and assessment and provide as needed professional development for school-based staff; Assist parents, staff and others in understanding special education, and 504 processes and services;
Provide diagnostic assessments/evaluations for students, including Functional Behavioral Assessment and/or Risk Assessment with students who potentially pose a safety risk to self and/or others; Participate as an IEP Team member for developing appropriate service plans for children;c Provide direct counseling intervention services to students according to the requirements of IEPs, 504 Accommodation Plans, or as needed.
Provide follow up to parents, school staff and other service providers on matters related to students; Implement policies, procedures, plans and directives promulgated by the Medford School Committee and required by state and federal laws and regulations; Complete all documentation and reporting requirements to maintain compliance with district, state and federal regulations; Actively engage in professional development (i.e. courses, workshops, and in-service training) in order to be current in new methods and approaches in counseling services as well as to expand knowledge of the social-emotional curriculum for students receiving services; Assist with facilitation of parent observations of special education programs; Meet regularly with the Therapeutic Team regarding issues and concerns around student and school-based needs; Coordination with state agencies (DCF, DMR, DMH); Perform other duties and responsibilities consistent with this role/position as assigned by the Principal.
Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor – Grades: All levels
A Massachusetts Health Professional license: LICSW, LMHC is required.
At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
Master degree required
It is the policy of the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District that all programs, activities, courses of study, and employment opportunities are offered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.