School Counselor

Summary Information:
Employer: Detroit Public Schools
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Counselor
School / Org: Detroit Public Schools
Location Detroit, Michigan
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN291606
Posting Date: 7 February 2018
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Details:
Detroit Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

School Counselor - Eligibility Pool

Location: Central Hub

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Salary Range: DFT Salary Schedule

In accordance with the Agreement between Detroit Federation of Teachers and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, the following vacancy is announced.

Benefits Eligibility: Successful candidates will be eligible for medical, dental, vision, life insurance and leave coverage.

Reports to: Principal (or Designee)

Education:
- Candidates must possess and provide evidence of a minimum of a Master’s Degree from an institution accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools or an equivalent agency.
- Candidates must possess and provide evidence of a valid Michigan Teaching Certificate with a Guidance Counselor (NT) Endorsement OR a School Counselor License issued by the State of Michigan Department of Education.
- Applicants must have completed a minimum of 18 semester hours of graduate course work in an Accredited School Counseling Program (documentation must be submitted at time of application)

Experience:
- Completion of a Michigan Department of Education (MDE) mandated clock hour internship with school-aged pupils under the supervision of a person who is a counselor educator in an approved school counseling program. At least half of the mandated clock hours shall be in a school setting
- Examination: Michigan Test for Teacher Certification—Guidance Counselor Section
- Institution Recommendation is required for K-12 Certification
- Candidates may be requested to demonstrate writing proficiency

Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Principal (or Designee), the School Counselor will:

- Administer Pre/Post Needs Assessments to students, parents and staff
- Provide professional guidance and counseling services that assist in creating a learning environment that contributes directly to student mastery;
- Concentrate on the academic achievement, career development, personal-social effectiveness and psychological maturity of students while facilitating professional tasks;
- Participate on Resource Coordinating Teams with support services personnel. (RCT);
- Counsel students individually and in small groups on a regularly scheduled basis;
- Assist students with the understanding of the MI Six Career Pathways and the completion of the Education Development Plan (EDP);
- Provide students with career guidance experiences in school wide orientations, large groups, small groups and classroom settings;
- Coordinate guidance activities with other school staff personnel, business/labor industry, community foundations/organizations and other local resources;
- Consult with teachers, parents, administrators, and others about the School Counseling Program and other educational-related activities, procedures and plans;
- Participate in data aggregation and interpretation with students, parents, staff and counselor colleagues;
- Participate in webinars, site training programs, professional conferences/workshops and other professional growth experiences;
- Serve on the School Improvement Team and participate in other staff development activities;
- Evaluate guidance program progress; and
- Fulfill other school counseling duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Principal (or Designee).


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