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2024 Summer Programs - Counselor: District Wide - Grades K-12

Company: Somerville School District
Location: Somerville
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

Job Goal:The summer counselor will provide immediate support and assistance as needed to students who are in need of social emotional or mental health support. The counselor will work with students in crisis, contributing to the implementation of a follow up plan with support team at the student's summer school placement and outside services to ensure the student is adequately supported and monitored for as long as is needed.

The summer counselor will also provide short-term assistance to family members to cope with the trauma associated with the student's distresses.


  • Counselor Educator Licensure
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teachers and families to support program access and effectively address issues that may arise.
  • Familiarity with mental health theory, emerging promising practices, and Evidence based Practice
  • Knowledge of trends and issues, laws and regulations related to the development and delivery of case management services helpful
  • Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrate time management and organizational skills.
  • The ability to manage priorities under changing circumstances and timeframes
  • Ability to maintain a safe and healthy environment for students; maintains and responds to social and emotional needs of students and staff
  • Knowledge and appreciation of cultural difference; commitment to removing barriers to equity, access, and inclusion Preferred Qualifications:
    • Adjustment Counselor Licensure
    • Bilingual/multicultural communication with diverse students and families is preferred. Responsibilities:
      • Collaborates with Summer School Program Director to support student's social emotional and mental health needs during summer school programing hours.
      • Engage individuals and families as partners in services and develop positive, hopeful, and trusting relationships.
      • Mediate between students/families and other professional services to facilitate care plans, strengths assessments and external resources
      • Exercise discretion and independent judgment when determining a course of action. Maintain the ability to compare and evaluate possible courses of conduct and actions, in consultations with the Director of Student Services.
      • Build student relationships, as well as business relationships and strategic partnerships with other agencies and external resources.
      • Recognize and demonstrate sensitivity to cultural and ethnic differences.
      • Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work with persons with severe and persistent mental illness and/or serious emotional disturbance, and the ability to react effectively in a wide variety of human service situations
      • Performs other tasks as assigned by the Director of Student Services, and Co-Director of Summer Programs Terms of Employment:
        • Seasonal/Yearly Employment
        • Location: Various
        • Salary: $35 per hour worked Program Schedule:
          • July 8, 2024 - August 2, 2024
          • 5 days a week, Monday through Friday
          • 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
          • Mandatory Orientation and Professional Development Days: TBD

            Reports to: Manager of Partnerships and Programs & Director of the Summer Program

            Disclosure: Subject to funding availability and student enrollment; courses may be canceled due to lack of enrollment.

            The Somerville Public School does not discriminate in its programs, facilities or employment of educational opportunities on the bases of race, color, age, religion, disability, preganancy, home status, martital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals' group or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

Keywords: Somerville School District, Somerville , 2024 Summer Programs - Counselor: District Wide - Grades K-12, Education / Teaching , Somerville, Massachusetts

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