Careers at Gateways

Currently-open positions are listed below.  For more information, email jobs@jgateways.org.

Mental Health Specialist

Background:

Over the last few years, educators from across the Jewish day schools have expressed their desire to better support students who present with mental health and/or social-emotional challenges. The number and severity of these cases seem to be growing. In a recent survey Gateways conducted of the 14 day schools in the Boston area, the schools collectively identified that, for example, almost 12 percent of students require mental health support outside of school. And day school staff feel increasingly pressed to be more proactive.

Over the last year, Gateways has begun to work with 10 Jewish day schools in Boston to introduce the concept of Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) and to activate each school to elevate its capacity to implement MTSS effectively and comprehensively. A robust MTSS is able to orient school communities towards resiliency and healthy living (Tier 1), to provide additional support to those students who face acute or chronic challenges (Tier 2) and, finally, to effectively manage more significant mental health issues (Tier 3).

Position Summary:

Gateways: Access to Jewish Education is seeking a Mental Health specialist to work with Boston-area Jewish day schools toward implementing a robust system of mental health supports through coaching, consultation and professional development.The position is for one year with the possibility of additional years, projected 16-20 hours a week, beginning in September 2019, and reports to the Director of Day School Programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct needs assessments at schools through meetings and observations, map school programs to a set of best practices and report recommendations
  • Coordinate the delivery of professional development to schools; provide professional development and consultation as appropriate
  • Organize programs on mental health challenges for parents in the community
  • Consult directly with schools to support their creating new (or enhancing existing) components of a Multi Tiered System of Support
  • Establish protocols and policies related to a cross-school structure to support students in crisis or returning to schools after prolonged absences
  • Provide access to a referral service for outside clinicians

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years of related experience especially in building systems in schools
  • Experience in coaching or consulting to teachers
  • Thoughtful communication skills; professionalism and sensitivity in interacting with parents, teachers, and administrators
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Minimum Master’s degree in psychology or Social Work
  • Commitment to Gateways’ mission

About the Organization

Gateways provides high quality special education services, expertise, and support to enable students with diverse learning needs to succeed in Jewish educational settings and participate meaningfully in Jewish life. For more information visit www.jgateways.org.

Cover letters and resumes will be accepted only through our online system at http://tinyurl.com/gatewaysjobs. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled.


B'nei Mitzvah Tutor

Position Summary:

B’nei Mitzvah Tutors are part of a team of educators who support students with special needs who are preparing for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Tutors work one-on-one with an assigned student as well as with groups of tutors and students in classroom activities. The B’nei Mitzvah program meets on Wednesdays from 4:30pm-6pm during the school year excluding Jewish holidays and public school vacations. Tutors report to the Jewish Education Program Director. Gateways offers a competitive salary in a fun and engaging work environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead assigned student through individual and group tutoring activities following the Gateways B’nei Mitzvah curriculum
  • Collaborate with classroom teacher, other tutors, Hebrew reading specialist and Program Director as needed
  • Communicate progress with parents, classroom teacher and Hebrew reading specialist each week
  • Attend one mandatory afternoon training at start of school year
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Program Director

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Jewish traditions and prayers related to B’nei Mitzvah; Hebrew reading ability
    preferred but not required in all cases
  • Experience working with students with special needs preferred
  • Must enjoy working with children

About the Organization:

Gateways provides high quality special education services, expertise, and support to enable students with diverse learning needs to succeed in Jewish educational settings and participate meaningfully in Jewish life.

Cover letters and resumes will be accepted only through our online system at http://tinyurl.com/gatewaysjobs. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled.