Student Support Services Coordinator / School Counselor
  • Learning Support

Wellan Montessori School, Newton, MA

Accredited by AISNE and AMS

Wellan Montessori School is seeking experienced applicants for a Student Support Services Coordinator and School Counselor position for the 2021-2022 school year. This is a full time position beginning in late August 2021.

The SSSC/School Counselor coordinates a proactive school-wide counseling program that supports the School’s mission with regard to students’ academic, social-emotional, and character development.  The SSSC/School Counselor collaborates with Classroom Teachers, Division Leaders, and other members of the learning support team to plan and implement targeted student support services, develop and deliver developmentally appropriate lessons to support social-emotional learning, and oversee a variety of student-centered experiences, including: standardized testing, next-school applications, student leadership groups, and mentorship programs. 

Additionally, the SSSC/School Counselor tracks school-wide data on students’ social-emotional learning and oversees the documentation of their progress.  When appropriate, the SSSC/School Counselor works with parents to develop strategies to support individual student needs and makes referrals to outside mental health professionals when necessary.

The successful candidate will meet all of the minimum job requirements listed below; possess strong listening and written/verbal communication skills; be highly organized, thorough, and detail-oriented; have an in-depth understanding of child development for ages 15 months to 14 years; be comfortable communicating with parents regularly; and be able to demonstrate sound judgment, sensitivity, and respect for all persons.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Master’s degree in School Counseling.
  • Initial or Professional Massachusetts School Counselor License.
  • Experience working with children aged 15 months – 14 years.
  • Experience working in a Montessori environment preferred.
  • Letter of interest/cover letter, resume, and at least two references required to be considered for this position.

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Wellan Montessori School believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, pregnancy, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under federal or Massachusetts law. The School will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. The School's equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, job assignment, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the School's non-discrimination policies, including its Title IX policy:

Name: Joseph Jolly

Title: CFO / COO, Director of Development and Legal Affairs

Office Address: Wellan Montessori School, 80 Crescent Avenue, Newton Centre, MA 02459

Telephone Number: 617-969-4488 ext. 3

Email Address:

For assistance related to Title IX or other civil rights laws, please contact OCR at or 800-421-3481, TDD 800-877-8339.


  • student support