Westhill High School Long-Term Substitute School Counselor

Employer
Stamford Public Schools-1
Location
Stamford, CT, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Nov 14, 2021

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Job Category
Teaching, Substitute Teacher, Support Staff, School Guidance Counselor
Grade Level
High School
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  • Position Type:
    Substitute/ Long-Term Substitute School Counselor

  • Date Posted:
    8/25/2021

  • Location:
    Stamford, CT

  • Date Available:
    10/05/2021

  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

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    The filling of this position is based upon continued funding in the Board of Education budget.

    Note: Teachers dually certified in TESOL, Bilingual Education or ESL, with experience in Sheltered Instruction or fluency in a language other than English, will be given preference for all Stamford Public School positions.

    Job Description – School Counselor

    General Statement:
    The School Counselor is responsible for assisting students in attaining their maximum personal and educational development by offering a variety of support services including individual and group counseling, development and monitoring of students' academic programs, consultation and collaboration with students, parents, community, faculty, administration, and the development of student and family informational programs. School Counselors implement a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and supports college and career readiness for all students.

    Major Responsibilities:
    • Provides comprehensive counseling services to a diverse body of students to support post-secondary college and career success.
    • Implements comprehensive school counseling program in accordance with current state and national school counseling standards.
    • Provides individual and group sessions to students in the areas of academic planning and success, career awareness, and socio-emotional development.
    • Consults and collaborates with teachers, staff, families, and community members in understanding and meeting the needs of students in the school setting and enhancing their education.
    • Uses technology to implement comprehensive school counseling program to support college and career readiness and post-secondary success planning.
    • Serves as a member of the interdisciplinary team, and participates on the Planning and Placement Team, Student Support Team, and other teams and committees that support student progress.
    • Uses data to document the results of strategies and interventions that are used to improve student performance and to evaluate student and program needs.
    • Identifies at-risk students and collaborates with teachers and other professional staff to create appropriate interventions and recommendations.
    • Reviews and interprets modifications, accommodations, and intervention plans for all students.
    • Plans, coordinates, and conducts department and school wide activities that contribute to the social emotional, career, and academic goals of the school community, such as college fairs, college and career days, and other extensions of the school counseling curriculum.
    • Participate in activities that will support professional growth of knowledge and skills
    • Meets professional responsibilities.

    Knowledge and Skills:
    • Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to school counseling.
    • Adheres to preferred practices prescribed by state and national school counselor associations.
    • Demonstrate ability and willingness to work with a wide range of student personalities, backgrounds, and abilities.
    • Knowledge of various models and best practices of counseling.
    • Ability to apply known research and evaluation data to improve student learning.
    • Ability to utilize technology to interact with and engage students.
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, advocacy, leadership, and collaboration skills with students, staff, families, and the community.
    • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
    • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
    • Knowledge of and/or demonstrate the ability to learn and implement Operating Systems (i.e. Windows); Office suites (i.e. Microsoft Office, Google Docs); Presentation Software (i.e. PowerPoint, Keynote); Spreadsheets (i.e. Excel, Google Spreadsheets); Communication and Collaboration tools (i.e. Skype); Accounting Software (i.e. QuickBooks); Student Information Systems (i.e. Naviance, Power School); or any other technology deemed relevant for this position.

    Qualifications:
    • Connecticut State Department of Education Certification endorsed for School Counselor (068)
    CSDE Certification:
    This assignment is expected to continue for more than 40 days, and therefore we are seeking a certified candidate. If you are not currently certified in CT, but hold a Bachelor's degree and 12 credits in the content area to be taught, we will apply to the CSDE for Long-Term Substitute Authorization.

    Compensation:
    $105 per day for the first 30 days; $155 from the 31st day through the duration of the assignment

    Application Procedures:
    Online application is required.

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