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Lighthouse Coordinator/BRYT Program Clinician FY 25 Job ID 632

Company: Bedford Public Schools
Location: Bedford
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Position Type:
Prof Staff/Adjustment Counselor

Date Posted:
3/29/2024

Location:
Bedford High School
Bedford Public Schools

Invites applications for the position of:

Lighthouse Academic & Clinical Coordinator/BRYT Program Clinician
FY 25

Bedford High School

Essential Functions:

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Responsibilities:

Works with the Director of Counseling, Principal, other school leaders, and external support organizations to develop and continuously improve a program dedicated to successful transition into Lighthouse for students who have experienced significant mental health challenges and have missed extensive amounts of school time.

Develops and ensures effective implementation of a comprehensive transition plan integrating clinical, care coordination, and academic supports for each student in the BRYT Program; is primarily responsible for implementation of the care coordination components of the overall plan.

Organizes and facilitates meetings with staff of collateral support organizations prior to and during students' participation in BRYT.

Develops and implements the clinical, care coordination, and family engagement components of the overall case management plan for each student in BRYT.

Provides 1:1 and/or small-group clinical intervention to BRYT students on a flexible, as-needed basis, employing clinical methods that are most appropriate for meeting the goals in each student's case management plan.

Develops and conducts parent/guardian education workshops on issues related to adolescent development, stress reduction, and parenting strategies

Facilitate parent support groups

Pro-actively communicates with educator colleagues and school administrators regarding the progress and status of each student in BRYT, maintaining student confidentiality as appropriate.

Engages in consistent two-way communication with the families of BRYT students to keep them apprised of student progress and gather feedback and information to support student learning and well-being, including making home visits to families where appropriate.

Maintains a program environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.

Monitors progress of BRYT students who have transitioned out of the program.

Assures that all required data is gathered and entered into data management systems according to program procedures. Participates in meetings with staff of collateral support organizations prior to and during students' participation in BRYT.

Pro-actively and communicates with educator colleagues and school administrators regarding the progress and status of each student in BRYT, maintaining student confidentiality as appropriate.

Engages in consistent two-way communication with the families of BRYT students to keep them apprised of student progress and gather feedback and information to support student learning and well-being, including making home visits to families where appropriate.

Maintains a program environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.

Provides building based and individualized attendance interventions as needed

Participates in the Section 504 and Special Education processes as required

Assesses adolescent mental health needs and implements short term, frequent and strategic interventions including intervention and prevention group counseling

Participates in Student Support Teams, Adolescent Protection Teams, Data Teams and other building based teams to develop interventions to promote students success

Provides consultation to classroom teachers and other school personnel regarding student needs

Develops and provides professional learning for staff related to social emotional issues that impact learning and behavior in the classroom

Collaborates with school personnel to develop additions to the curriculum in the areas of resiliency and student mental health

Assists the administration in implementing all policies and/or rules governing student life and conduct, and for the classroom develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom, including addressing inappropriate student behaviors as needed.

Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for teacher aide(s) and or volunteer(s).

Attends staff meetings and serves on staff and or school committees.

Participates in staff development programs.

Other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions of the Job:

Must possess the ability to:

Work independently in a fast paced, multi-task environment.

Exercise sound judgment.

Exercise judgment in handling confidential and sensitive information.

Deal tactfully with others.

Learn, interpret and apply special education practices.

Maintain a good working relationship with co-workers and the general public.

Answer telephone and in-person questions from all school employees and the general public.

Read a computer screen for an extended period of time.

Evidence of good knowledge of office support functions including word processing, filing, composing a variety of business documents, reception, and researching, gathering and compiling data for reports.

Balance and coordinate a workload for multiple projects.

Prepare written reports, policies and procedures.

Clear and concise written and oral communication skills are required.

Specialty Areas:

Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment.

Ability to keyboard.

Experience using database software.

Intermediate word processing/computer skills

Physical and Environmental Demands of the Job:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands or arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Experience and commitment to working in a racially and culturally diverse teaching and learning community.

Qualification:

Master's degree, MA DESE licensure as a School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor or School Psychologist required. Clinical experience preferred. Experience and commitment to working in a racially and culturally diverse teaching and learning community.

Minimum of 1 year experience in a school social work preferred. Demonstrated success in mediation and relationship building. Candidate must be organized, possess strong communication and writing skills, and be able to multitask in a fast paced environment.

Must also possess the knowledge, abilities, skills, and attitudes as outlined in the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) School Counselor Competencies that are necessary to plan, organize, implement, and evaluate the comprehensive, developmental, results-based school counseling program that aligns with the ASCA National Model.

Successful completion of a CORI and national background check (fingerprinting).

Candidate must be organized, possess strong communication and writing skills, and be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.

Additional Information:

Reports To: Director of Counseling and/or Building Principal

Work Year: In accordance with the Bedford Education Association's Contract

Salary/Benefits:

Salary to be determined based upon experience. Benefits in accordance with employees' individual contract.

Bedford Public Schools are committed to hiring, mentoring, and retaining a diverse staff. We are relentless in our efforts to bolster equity, in both academic and work spaces, by fostering a culture of belonging and ensuring our diverse employees and students have equitable access to the resources and opportunities needed to thrive - personally, professionally, and academically.

Keywords: Bedford Public Schools, Boston , Lighthouse Coordinator/BRYT Program Clinician FY 25 Job ID 632, Other , Bedford, Massachusetts

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