Diamond Middle School [Get directions]

Master’s degree, MA DESE licensure as a School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor and experience experience preferred


1.0 School Social Worker Long)-Term Substitute needed to cover a leave of absence from approximately December 4, 2017 - March 29, 2017.  $175 per diem.

The Middle School Social Worker (MSW) will assist students in grades 6-8 with personal, psychological and environmental issues that affect their school performance, behavior and socialization. The MSW will partner with the school counselors to assess student needs and deliver services and programs to support students and maximize their ability to access the curriculum. The MSW will work closely with administrators, teachers, parents/guardians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, special educators, community-based resources and others. Through individual counseling, groups, strategic classroom lessons and parent workshops, social workers also address issues relevant to the general school population. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Providing crisis intervention, counseling services, support and case management to students and their families
  • Making referrals for students and families to community resources as needed
  • Serving as a liaison between the families and school to promote collaboration in the educational and social emotional planning for students
  • Participating in case conferences involving other school employees and community supports
  • Completing student observations and bio-psychosocial assessments to assist in intervention planning
  • Assessing adolescent mental health needs and implementing short term, frequent and strategic interventions
  • Completing home visits as needed to establish positive communication between students and their parent/guardian around identified issues
  • Facilitating lunch groups for identified at-risk students to develop coping, social and decision making skills
  • Providing building based and individualized attendance interventions as needed
  • Participating in the Section 504 and Special Education processes as required
  • Developing and conducting parent/guardian educational workshops on issues related to adolescent development, stress reduction and parenting strategies
  • Facilitating parent support groups
  • Collaborating with administration and teaching professionals to implement and monitor the efficacy of behavioral strategies, working closely with school guidance counselors and nurses
  • Participating in Adolescent Study Teams, Adolescent Protection Teams, Data Teams and other building based teams to develop interventions to promote students success
  • Developing and providing professional learning for staff related to social emotional issues that impact learning and behavior in the classroom
  • Providing consultation to classroom teachers and other school personnel regarding student needs
  • Collaborating with school personnel to develop additions to the curriculum in the areas of resiliency and student mental health
  • Serving on district wide committees addressing behavioral, emotional and social issues that impact students learning



How To Apply:

Please apply online.  Applications will be considered only when the online application is completed and a cover letter, resume and other supporting materials have been attached to your online application.


LPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact: Kari Grossman 781-861-2580

Salary: $175 per diem

Posting date: 2017-09-13

Expiration date: 2017-10-31

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