Under the direction of the Educational Administrator and guidance of the Team Leader, the School Counselor supports students with autism spectrum disorders with and without comorbid psychiatric diagnoses in a child-centered, therapeutic school setting. The School Counselor provides ongoing social guidance and coaching in conjunction with social-emotional support to students with complex learning profiles as they navigate the school day. The School Counselor provides instructional support to students both inside and outside the classroom and plans and leads individual and small group activities such as arts and crafts, current events, and group activity. The School Counselor proctors assessments, works collaboratively with academic and clinical team members, attends weekly meetings, and prepares/maintains classrooms to support the development of students' social, emotional, and academic skills.
Bachelor's Degree preferred
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work in a busy school setting with children ages 6-22 with autism spectrum disorders, psychiatric disorders. Supportive environment with ongoing guidance from Team Leader and Educational Administrator.
McLean Hospital and its affiliates, the Arlington School and Pathways Academy (collectively, McLean), do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or disability in admission or access to, treatment or employment at, or any other aspect of the educational programs and activities that McLean operates. McLean is required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (Age Act), and their respective implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Parts 100, 104, 106 and 110, not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, or age in the educational programs and activities that McLean operates. Inquiries concerning the application of each of the aforementioned statutes and their implementing regulations to McLean may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at (617) 289-0111 or 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, or to the applicable McLean coordinator as indicated in school's hiring policies. For more information about Pathways Academy's hiring policies, please click here:
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 This title declares it to be the policy of the United States that discrimination on the ground of race, color, or national origin shall not occur in connection with programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance and authorizes and directs the appropriate federal departments and agencies to take action to carry out this policy.
The Equal Educational Opportunities Act prohibits specific discriminatory conduct, including segregating students on the basis of race, color or national origin, and discrimination
against faculty and staff Furthermore, the EEOA requires school districts to take action to overcome students' language barriers that impede equal participation in educational programs.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities by recipients of federal funds. Title IX has been applied to ensure equal opportunities for female students in athletics and in cases of sexual harassment by school administrators, teachers and students.
All employees must possess basic computer skills to use a variety of electronic or online systems for communication, clinical and administrative purposes.EEO Statement
It is the policy of McLean Hospital to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or a condition related to pregnancy including, but not limited to, lactation or the need to express breast milk for a nursing child, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation.