DIRECTOR OF SCHOOL COUNSELING - MIDDLE SCHOOL-223 DAY

Location
Manassas, VA, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 29, 2018
Ref
00029548
Grade Level
Middle School
JOB STATUS: OPEN

EFFECTIVE: 2019-20

POSTING DATE: 11/28/2018

CLOSING DATE: 10/01/2019 04:30 PM

POSTING NUMBER: 00029548

LOCATION: To Be Determined

POSITION TITLE: DIRECTOR OF SCHOOL COUNSELING - MIDDLE SCHOOL-223 DAY

REPORTS TO:
School Principal
Supervisor, Secondary Counseling and Student Support Services
Director, Office of Student Services
Associate Superintendent, Student Learning and Accountability

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Possess an earned master's degree in school counseling from an approved school counselor education program. Must uphold the ethical and professional standards of professional school counseling practices and support and maintain the development of a school counseling program that is based on the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model. Three years of successful full time experience as a school counselor preferred. Knowledgeable of counseling theory and practice, public relations, school law, personnel management, administration, supervision, curriculum and education processes. Must possess leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary to work effectively with students, teachers, and parents.

STATE REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

Meets Virginia requirements for certification with an endorsement as a school counselor to include a minimum of 100 clock hours of practicum experience in one setting (PreK-6 or 7-12) and an internship of 100 hours minimum in a different setting (PreK-6 or 7-12).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

BASIC FUNCTION/NATURE OF WORK:

The Director of School Counseling serves as a member of the administrative team and provides leadership and organization for the members of the school counseling department as school counselors assist students in developing a realistic understanding of themselves, help students develop positive relationships with others, facilitate their academic growth, aid students in becoming self-directive, and assist students in planning and preparing for academic, career, and personal/social experiences.

DIMENSIONS:

Budget responsibilities: Provide the principal with information needed to make staffing and budget decisions and manage the school counseling department budget.

Employees supervised: Assist principal by providing input regarding the evaluation of the school counseling and support services staff.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES/ILLUSTRATIVE EX OF WORK:

•Work collaboratively with all stakeholders in providing a World-Class Education.
•Collaborate with school counselors and other stakeholders to develop, implement and evaluate a comprehensive school counseling program based upon the Standards for School Counseling Programs in Prince William County Public Schools, the Standards for School Counseling Programs in Virginia Public Schools, and the American School Counselor Association Standards, as well as school data.
•Work within the beliefs, philosophy, and mission statements that have been developed by each school counseling department to align with the school and School Division's mission statements.
•Advocate for the elimination of barriers to access and assure a rigorous curriculum for all students.
•Plan, organize and deliver a comprehensive school counseling program based upon the developmental and individual needs of students, as well as on school data.
•Ensure that student academic program planning is provided to assist each student in selecting appropriate and challenging courses based upon their educational and career goals.
•Apply legal and ethical standards of the professional school counselor.
•Provide school counseling services to students as designated by agreement with school administration. Ensure that school counselors spend a minimum of 60% of their time counseling students.
•Manage the delivery of school counseling services to address the academic, personal/social, and career domains of students as developmentally appropriate.
•Develop and monitor the master schedule.
•Manage student records.
•Serve as the SASIxp Administrator, as applicable per school.
•Assist with the grade reporting process.
•Compile, generate, and interpret data related to student achievement.
•Interpret test scores.
•Coordinate and plan school counseling informational programs for students and parents.
•Supervise the student enrollment and registration process.
•Prepare school counseling handbook of all program activities, to include school counselor responsibilities.
•Supervise the application and selection of students for special programs.
•Participate in and attend meetings related to school counseling services.
•Provide information regarding professional development opportunities available for school counselors.
•Assist in the screening and selection of new school counselors and support staff.
•Provide leadership in the evaluative process for school counselors.
•Coordinate referrals to outside agencies.
•Provide ongoing evaluation of the middle school counseling program.
•Complete other duties as assigned by the school principal as aligned with American School Counselor Association (ASCA) recommendations.

DAYS: 223

FULL TIME/PART TIME: Full Time