School Guidance Counselor

Ulster County BOCES
New Paltz, NY, US

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Position Type:
Teachers & Pupil Personnel/SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

Date Posted:

Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning

Closing Date:

The Ulster BOCES Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning (CITL) Student-Based Programs is seeking a School Guidance Counselor for a temporary leave replacement position in Port Ewen, through June 30, 2023. Experience with high school population preferred. Appropriate NYS certification and fingerprinting required.

The successful candidate will perform casework service with individual students to correct those personal, social, or emotional maladjustments related to their educational and social progress. This person will also perform casework service with parents as an integral part of the task of helping students, to increase the parents' understanding, their constructive participation in resolving their child's problems, and their knowledge and use of appropriate resources available. This position is expected to consult and collaborate with other school personnel in gathering and giving information on a case, and in establishing and planning for respective roles in the modification of the student's behavior. This position also supervises the referral of students to, and serves as liaison with, such outside agencies as the Welfare Department, Child Placement Bureau, Juvenile Court, and the like, as appropriate. The successful candidate will makes home visits for the purpose of gathering helpful information on a student's background. Other duties will be performed as required.

Ulster BOCES offers regionally competitive salary and benefits (see the Ulster BOCES Teachers' Organization contract at for details).

To be legally employed as a School Guidance Counselor, you must possess a valid certificate. (For more information visit:

NYS Certification Details:
Area of Interest: Administration and Pupil Personnel Services
Subject Area: School Counseling
Grade Level: Pre K-12 - All Grades
Title: School Counselor
Type of Certificate: Provisional or Permanent

Only candidates who currently possess appropriate NYS certification, or qualify for the initial certificate, will be considered for this position.

To work with, motivate and provide educational counseling, create students' schedules, be an effective communicator and involve him/herself in the general school community for the betterment of the student body.

Leave replacement, December 2022 through June 2023
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

  1. Aids students in course and subject selection, maintains student records and protects their confidentiality.
  2. Obtains and disseminates occupational information to students and to classes studying occupations and helps students evaluate career interests and choices.
  3. Assists students in evaluating their aptitudes and abilities through the interpretation of individual standardized test scores and other pertinent data, and works with students in developing educational and occupational plans in terms of such evaluation.
  4. Works to discover and develop special abilities of students and guides students in their participation in school and community activities.
  5. Works to resolve students' educational difficulties.
  6. Registers students who are new to the school and orients them to school procedures and the school's varied opportunities for learning.
  7. Remains readily available to students to provide counseling that will lead each student to increase personal growth, self-understanding and maturity. Works with students on an individual basis for the solution of personal problems related to home and family relations, health and emotional adjustment.
  8. Plans guidance field trips for interested students to trade schools, colleges and industry.
  9. Supervises the preparation and processing of college, scholarship and employment applications and makes recommendations to colleges for admissions and scholarships.
  10. Provides student information to colleges and potential employers as required provisions for admission or employment.
  11. Confers with parents whenever necessary.
  12. Communicates with school district personnel as needed.
  13. Motivates students to strive for higher standards.
  14. Manages the state assessment system.
  15. Aggregates and analyzes data in a manner that can improve student performance.
  16. Assumes other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

New York State Certification as a School Guidance Counselor
Successful experience with at-risk population preferred


Our Mission:
At Ulster BOCES, our mission is to provide high quality shared educational, administrative, and technical services that will enable component school districts to develop the capacity of their students and adults to achieve higher standards of performance. With an emphasis on economic efficiencies, Ulster BOCES is committed to offering educational programs that enable all students to prepare for employment and/or post-secondary education.

The Ulster County Board of Cooperative Educational Services is an educational agency serving eight component school districts. They are: Ellenville Central School District • Highland Central School District • Kingston City Schools Consolidated • New Paltz Central School District • Onteora Central School District • Rondout Valley Central School District • Saugerties Central School District • Wallkill Central School District

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ulster County Board of Cooperative Educational Services Non-Discrimination Statement

The Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Sole Supervisory District of Ulster County ("BOCES"), does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, religious practice, national origin, ethnic group, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), gender identity, sexual orientation ("sexual orientation" means heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or asexuality), political affiliation, age, marital status, military status, veteran status, disability, weight, domestic violence victim status, arrest or conviction record, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected status in regard to employment opportunities or educational/vocational programs or activities which it operates. All inquiries regarding BOCES Non-Discrimination policies and/or complaints regarding violation(s) of these policies should be directed to the BOCES Compliance Officer, Dr. Jonah Schenker, Deputy Superintendent in one of the following manners:

By E-Mail:
By Mail: 175 Route 32 North, New Paltz, New York, 12561
By Telephone: (845) 255-1400

Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulation and/or complaints regarding violation(s) of these provisions can be referred to the Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005-2500, Telephone: (646) 428-3900, FAX: (646) 428-3843; TDD: (800) 877-8339; E-Mail:



Our mission is to provide high quality shared educational, administrative, and technical services that enable component districts to develop the capacity in their students and adults to achieve higher standards of performance. With an emphasis on economic efficiencies, Ulster BOCES is committed to offering educational programs that enable all students to prepare for employment and/or post-secondary education.


BOCES, or Boards of Cooperative Educational Services, were created in 1948 by the New York State legislature. They operate as extensions of local school districts to help them meet their educational and financial goals by offering shared educational programs and services.

The Board of Regents and Commissioner of Education have also charged the 37 BOCES in New York State with providing leadership and developing the capacity of local schools to enhance and improve student achievement. The chief executive officer of a BOCES also serves as the District Superintendent and works closely with local school districts as both a liaison to and agent of the New York State Commissioner of Education.


Ulster BOCES serves the eight public school districts in Ulster County. Our programs and services benefit almost every student, teacher, administrator, business, and taxpayer in Ulster County. Partnerships between all of the public schools is fostered by school leadership and provides extensive benefits to our communities, students, and taxpayers.


BOCES opens doors to innovative and exciting programs in a manner that is effective, efficient, and fosters equity for all students. A BOCES program or service is created when two or more school districts have similar needs that can be met through sharing. This is an economical way for districts to provide opportunities they otherwise might not be able to afford or that would be more expensive to provide independently. BOCES programs and services eliminate duplication of such things as staff time, space, and equipment. BOCES staff members also have particular skills and expertise related to each of the programs and services offered, making participation an effective option for districts.

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175 Route 32 N
New Paltz
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