• Posted Date: Mar 8, 2019 Deadline: Apr 4, 2019
  • 44-36 VERNON BOULEVARD, LONG ISLAND CITY, New York United States

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Office of Home Schooling - Guidance Counselors (Up to Two) Currently In Excess Only


44-36 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City Queens. Will work at 44-36 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, but will be expected to attend occasional meetings at various locations throughout the five boroughs.


New York State licensed Guidance Counselor currently in excess. Must possess valid  state certification as a Guidance Counselor and, you must also have been rated Satisfactory (S) for the past 3 years with a satisfactory record of attendance and punctuality.

Note: Position only open to internal NYC Department of Education employees in excess only.


The Office of Homeschooling (OHS) services more than 6,000 families per year. Under the direction of the Deputy Executive Director and/or Director of Special Projects in the Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Learning, Home School Guidance Counselors will work with the Director of Homeschooling to interact with parents and families of homeschooled students. Guidance counselors will respond to inquiries and requests for information from parents, schools, and other relevant organizations, conduct compliance, outreach, and attendance functions, and work with other OHS staff to manage all facets of homeschooling cases.


  • Communicate with parents and provide them with information regarding the Homeschool process.
  • Conduct compliance, outreach, and attendance functions, which may include coordination and communication with parents, schools, and other City agencies
  • Coordinate efforts with OHS staff to manage full caseload of students who are homeschooled.
  • Collaborate with Director of Homeschooling and Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Learning staff to complete assigned tasks.
  • Stay up to date of new DOE policies and procedures as related to the position and attend professional development sessions as needed


  • Extensive knowledge and familiarity with NYCDOE policy and procedures relating to pupil personnel services, including ATS on either a high school, or middle, or elementary school level
  • Extensive experience working with parents and guardians
  • Willingness to travel for occasional meetings and professional development including 333 Seventh Avenue in Manhattan or other locations
  • Willingness to accommodate scheduling needs of parents for in-person meetings at DOE locations including 333 Seventh Avenue in Manhattan
  • Willingness and ability to use NYCDOE systems including email and ATS.
  • Demonstrated success in working collaboratively with other professional staff
  • Demonstrated success initiating and maintaining open communications with students and families
  • Eagerness to learn new skills and commitment to attend professional development activities
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent record of attendance and punctuality.


As per collective bargaining agreement


As per collective bargaining agreement / 37 ½ hours per week (exclusive of 30-minute lunch) that is 7 ½ hours per day (exclusive of 30 minute lunch). 


Please send cover letter describing related experience and current resume no later than

 APRIL 4, 2019,to: Attention: Christopher Sandor.  

(Please include Vacancy Circular Number and Home Schooling Guidance Counselor in subject line. Pease include your DOE email address and/or file number in your application).

Please be sure application includes resume, cover letter and your NYCDOE file number.  Resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.


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