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TEACHER COUNSELOR

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Summary 

The primary purpose of this position is to provide social services to the Cambridge Housing Authority’s (“CHA” or “Authority”) youth population. Incumbent will provide comprehensive services to adolescent individuals and their families to increase employability of youth by increasing their self-esteem, understanding of the avenues to economic independence and ability to make sound decisions. The Teacher/Counselor will perform classroom instruction, individual counseling and case management functions. 

 All activities must support the CHA’s strategic goals and objectives and produce results that accomplish the goals of the Resident Services Department.

 Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s Degree with course work in education, school guidance counseling, social work or a related field. Formal training in the areas mentioned above is strong preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Technical Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have strong computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, and MS Outlook). Ability to learn other computer software programs may be required by assigned tasks.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The below statements describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Recruits program participants, including solicitation of referrals from CHA site managers and public school personnel of CHA youth who are chronically truant, dealing with domestic or personal problems, having problems with academic performance or performing adequately but are in need of additional educational support to achieve full academic potential
  • Assesses client needs and develops service plans
  • Maintains regular and frequent in-person contact with parents of participants

  ·  Assists in placement of participants in appropriate program levels and work sites

  • Establishes priorities for service delivery and, as needed, maintains the waiting list
  • Develops lesson plans and teaches life skills and job readiness classes
  • Conducts periodic assessments of participant progress for evaluative purposes
  • Provides case management services to all participants, in close collaboration with the Job Developer

  ·  Maintains close relationships with parents of program participants, assists them in dealing with school-related issues and orienting them to issues involved in post-secondary education

  ·  Maintains working relationships with key administrative and guidance personnel, teachers in Cambridge Public Schools and with admissions personnel at post-secondary educational institutions

  • Maintains a resource file for all local educational and social service support programs, including local public school resources and those available through other agencies

  ·  Obtains permission from parents/guardians (or students, when necessary) to access school records on all Work Force participants, gather information on school attendance and performance information on all Work Force enrollees on a regular basis and shares information on a timely basis with Job Developer

  ·  Promotes access to higher education by maintaining relationships with local and out-of-state colleges, universities and other post-secondary educational institutions, arranging and attending campus tours, planning and directing college fairs and educational seminars and assisting Work Force participants with applications for admissions and financial aid

  ·  Assists in the recruitment, placement and supervision of Homework Center Coordinators and Volunteer Tutors for all three Homework Centers

  • Collaborates and works closely with the Cambridge Office of Workforce Development to help develop and promote vocational / educational opportunities for Cambridge youth
  • Maintains case files on all participant
  • Performs other related duties as assigned 

 Competencies                             

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

 Behavioral Competencies

Commitment: Sets high standards of performance; pursues aggressive goals and works hard/smart to achieve them; strives for results and success; conveys a sense of urgency and brings issues to closure; persists despite obstacles and opposition. 

Work hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

37.5 hours per week

Summary 

The primary purpose of this position is to provide social services to the Cambridge Housing Authority’s (“CHA” or “Authority”) youth population. Incumbent will provide comprehensive services to adolescent individuals and their…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    July 12, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 25, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$62,553 - $65,418$32.08 per hour

Benefits

The Agency offers a competitive benefits program including health insurance through the Group Insurance Commission, FSA’s, Blue Cross Blue Shield dental insurance, the State Retirement System, additional voluntary benefits, and T-Pass Subsidy.

The Agency offers a competitive benefits program including health insurance through the Group Insurance Commission, FSA’s, Blue Cross Blue Shield dental insurance, the State…

Location

On-site
Cambridge, MA, USA

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