Background on Brooke
Founded in 2002, Brooke Charter Schools is a network of college preparatory public schools with five campuses in Boston. Brooke currently serves 1,730 students in grades K-10 and will grow to serve 2,200 students in grades K-12 by 2022.
Named after the late Senator Edward W. Brooke, the first African-American popularly elected to the U.S. Senate, our strategy is to focus relentlessly on developing excellent teaching. Reflecting the diversity of the communities we serve in Boston and Chelsea, 56% of Brooke students self-identify as Black, 34% as Latino, 6% Caucasian, 2% Asian, and 2% Native American or multiracial. About three-quarters of Brooke students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Over the last several years, Brooke students have set a new bar for what is possible in urban public education, consistently outperforming their peers in Boston Public Schools, and producing academic achievement results among the highest in the state.
- Conducts comprehensive evaluations including cognitive, academic, attention, social/emotional and functional behavior assessments
- Provides counseling services as needed, both individually and in small groups
- Participates actively in IEP and Child Study Team meetings in order to produce comprehensive and appropriate educational plans for students
- Serves as a liaison between the school, student, parent and external agencies
- Makes referrals to external agencies and appropriate programs for students in need of support services
- Provide crisis intervention for students, which may include risk assessments, safety contracts and social service interventions
- Collaborate with parents and teachers, engaging them as partners in the student’s therapeutic intervention
- Conducts classroom screening to assist teachers in planning effective educational strategies for all students
- Performs other related duties as requested by the Director of Student Support
- Bachelor’s degree
- Licensed as a School Psychologist by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
- Shared dedication to the Brooke Charter School philosophy and mission
- Commitment to ensuring academic success for all students
- Demonstration of competency in the theory, administration, and interpretation of standardized instruments
- Ability to efficiently write comprehensive and informative reports that contain appropriate educational goals
- Excellent skills in the areas of teamwork, oral and written communication, and organization
The community and students we serve are diverse, and we are committed to reflecting that diversity in our staff. We strive to have the most diverse applicant pool possible; to that end, we encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply for any position at Brooke Charter Schools. By fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, we provide the best educational experience to prepare our students for a future reflective of the world we live in.
Minimum Education Required