Guidance Advisor (Sy20-21)

Boston Public Schools Boston , MA 02298

Posted 3 weeks ago

Reports to: Assistant Program Director


  • To serve as a Service Team member on two teams, each serving 12 students in a self-contained class.

  • To provide support services including:

  • liaison with agencies, courts, homes

  • home crisis intervention and problem-solving

  • individual and group problem-solving and counseling

  • To manage student behavior utilizing prescribed approaches, including the restraining of violent, assaultive students.

  • To supervise and support attendance of 24 students.

  • To do extensive record keeping and reporting.

  • To staff the Planning Center.

  • To teach physical education and electives.

  • To supervise and train an Instructional Assistant/Trainee.

  • Performs other duties as requested by the Asst. Program Director, Program Director, or Headmaster.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.

  • Current MA Board of Registration Licensure as a Social Worker (LSW, LCSW, or LICSW) or Psychologist.

  • MA DESE licensure School School Social Woker/School Adjustment Counselor License at the appropriate level

  • Experience in crisis intervention with children and/or adolescents with behavioral and emotional problems.

  • Experience in case management, liaison work, outreach.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work with school, students, parents and community based constituencies

  • Commitment to ethnic diversity, heterogeneity of learning groups, and multicultural approach to education

  • Belief that all students can and will learn respect for individual needs

  • Commitment to working with parents and students as essential collaborator


  • Minimum of three (3) years professional experience in urban K-12 education or human services.

  • Experience in support services in a school setting.

  • Experience in psycho-social assessment.

  • Experience in individual and group counseling with high-risk, multiple-problem children and/or adolescents.

  • Experience in physical education.

  • Masters degree in a related field.

  • BPS values linguistic diversity and believes that candidates who speak another language bring added value to the classroom, school, and district culture and diversity. BPS is particularly interested in candidates who are fluent in one of BPS' official languages:Spanish, Creole (Cape Verdean), Creole (Haitian), Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, & Somali.

TERMS: BTU Group I, Regular school day, plus 4.5 hours per week overtime required

Please refer to (under "Employee Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and compensation. Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step.

The start and end times of BPS schools vary, as do the lengths of the school day. Some BPS schools have a longer school day through the "Schedule A" Expanded Learning Time (ELT) agreement. To learn more about ELT at BPS and whether or not this school is a "Schedule A" ELT school, check here: To see the bell schedule for every BPS school, go to: Please note, these times may be subject to change prior to the start of the SY20-21 school year.

The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals' dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

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