Guidance Counselor for 30Q417

  • Posted Date: Apr 20, 2022

Job Details

  • School Name: 30Q417
  • District: 30
  • School Site: 28-01 41st Avenue, Queens, NY 11101
  • Send Cover Letter and Resume to: Email


Guidance Counselor


30Q417 is an open, welcoming, and culturally affirming community using robotics and challenge-based learning to empower students with the mindsets and skills to solve problems that matter. Our graduates will engage in joyful and meaningful learning, think deeply and critically, and grow emotionally and socially.

30Q417 is founded in collaboration with NYC FIRST. Supported by NYC FIRST’s extensive experience, the school’s core components will include robotics, advisory, Capstone projects, and new curricula within Humanities and STEM that integrate design thinking and challenge-based learning. Students will be engaged in all aspects of the school including the evaluation of courses, the design of new offerings, and the outfitting of the space. Students and staff will collaborate with the NYC FIRST team and travel weekly to the NYC FIRST STEM Center at Cornell Tech, on Roosevelt Island.

Our core values are Joy, Integrity, Courage, Empathy, Meaning-Making, Connectedness, and Kindness.

Our students are:

  1. Curious people who are knowledgeable about the world.
  2. Engaged participants who are key to creating a more just and functional democracy.
  3. Sense makers who deal with conflicting knowledge.
  4. Generative thinkers reframe, imagine, and see problems from different perspectives.
  5. Essential co-creators because of what they bring and how they show up.
  6. Inventors of their own learning paths, careers, and lives.

Instructional Philosophy:

We believe that children learn best when teaching and learning is:

  1. Student-focused and personal
  2. Future-Oriented
  3. Problem-based
  4. Rooted in Design
  5. Purposeful

A seven day summer planning institute will offer an essential opportunity for staff to be involved in developing the school’s culture and instructional program.

Because we believe that all staff members play an important role in the education of our students, the school will offer opportunities for Guidance Counselors to assist with or participate in activities like:

  • After-school and/or Saturday tutoring, enrichment, sports, arts, and family programs
  • In-house school committees and/or special programs.
  • Inquiry work with teachers and other staff members and collaborative conversation among all staff members.
  • Using the American School Counselor Associations (ASCA) standards.

Advance notice of dates will be supplied, and those who participate will be compensated according to the terms of the UFT contract. Staff participation in these activities is voluntary, although strongly encouraged, as they are very important to the development of the school.


Licensed certified Guidance Counselor in New York City schools, [Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese] with satisfactory ratings and attendance.


Because roles in small schools are varied and complex, serious consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate in their resume and cover letter experience and/or willingness to commit to the school’s mission and core beliefs and to become involved in these essential aspects:

  • Practicing counseling to facilitate professional growth and collaboration that supports overall learning environment for students
  • Counseling students, individually and in groups, regarding academic readiness, discipline-related guidance issues, social and emotional development, substance abuse (if trained), conflict mediation, and graduation requirements, and making appropriate referrals
  • Collaborate with teachers and provide expertise on socio-emotional aspects of learning to develop a guidance-based Advisory curriculum
  • Providing support to teacher-advisors as they develop the advisory program and their skills as advisors
  • Participating in regular faculty development and being involved in collaborating on the school’s guidance program
  • Maintaining current student academic records and regularly communicating with students and families about students’ academic progress towards meeting graduation requirements
  • Guiding students in preparing their college and career readiness plans by assisting with registration for PSAT and SAT, registration, and preparation for filing the FAFSA, and preparation and mailing of college applications
  • Organizing and conducting pupil personnel committee meetings
  • Developing and maintaining partnerships with participating educational institutions, industry partners, and community-based organizations to support school initiatives including job shadowing, internships, and other academic opportunities
  • Facilitating active student recruitment and conducting new student intake


The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Willingness to carry out the above duties and responsibilities
  • Evidence of successful counseling strategies with regard to academic readiness, discipline-related guidance issues, social and emotional development, substance abuse (if trained), and conflict mediation
  • Ability to offer leadership to staff and teachers around the social and emotional development of students
  • Knowledge of and experience with contemporary issues that affect youth living in high poverty communities and provide strategies to staff in promoting social and emotional competence throughout the building
  • Familiarity with professional literature and best practice in social and emotional intelligences, and adolescent development
  • Commitment to developing professional goals and objectives in collaboration with the administration that will monitor progress and assess effectiveness in enhancing student development and achievement
  • Ability to use data to inform counseling practices
  • Ability to retrieve, organize, and report student data using all NYCDOE data systems (e.g. ARIS, STARS, AIS, SESIS)
  • Knowledge of both ELL/ESL standards and Special Education compliance requirements
  • Evidence of success in collaborating on AIS (Academic Intervention Services) team
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

In addition to the cover letter, resume, and interview, applicants must present three references including, if possible, one from a current supervisor. Other references might include a colleague with whom the applicant has collaborated, and/or a professional organization or staff development representative.


As per Collective Bargaining Agreement

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D

It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender(sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction(except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above - noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. For more information, please refer to the DOE Non - Discrimination Policy.