Guidance Counselor

  • Posted Date: Jun 4, 2020 Deadline: Oct 31, 2020
  • 56-10 214th Street , Queens, New York United States

Job Details

School Name: P.S. 390Q

District: 26

School Site: 56-10 214th Street Bayside, New York 11364

Send Cover Letter and Resume to: PS390Q@gmail.com

POSITIONS

Guidance Counselor

DESCRIPTION

School Vision

Our vision is to create a shared community that instills passion for learning and develops kindhearted, 21st century transformational CIVIC leaders in a safe, encouraging and collaborative environment. Our students will be prepared to successfully engage in the evolving technological, global community in which we live.

School Mission

P.S. 390Q will create an environment that celebrates diversity, fosters intellectual safety, encourages curiosity and promotes well-being for all children. Students will collaborate, explore, inquire, and innovate. By engaging in authentic real-world learning experiences, students will be empowered to embrace their CIVIC responsibility, engage their voice and contribute to the greater community. Through student centered teaching and learning, students will think critically about the world around them, engage in debate, and become problem solvers who promote positive change.

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A five-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 counselor’s to participate in activities like:

  • After school and/or Saturday tutoring, enrichment, sports, arts, and family programs
  • In-house school committees and/or special programs
  • Daytime professional development such as inquiry work, intervisitations, team common planning, and collaborative conversation
  • School, district, and city community evening and/or weekend events

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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Licensed certified Guidance Counselor in New York City schools, bilingual +mandarin with satisfactory ratings and attendance.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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:

  • Collaborate on developing and implementing behavior intervention plans to support the academic, social and emotional development of students
  • Collaborate with teachers and provide expertise on socio-emotional aspects of learning to develop a guidance-based Advisory curriculum (student leadership teams)
  • Organize and conduct pupil personnel committee meetings
  • Maintaining regular and open communication with parents orally, in writing, and on a digital platform
  • Serve on the Safety and BRT team
  • Identifying and making appropriate referrals to meet and support students’ academic, social, and/or mental health needs
  • 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
  • Seeking out resources and services outside our school to improve the emotional, social and academic well-being of our students and their families
  • Provide orientations,workshops (PTA/at risk students, etc) and other public speaking events
  • Working with attendance team to help improve student attendance

SELECTION CRITERIA

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
  • Success in working collaboratively with colleagues, parents/caregivers and partners
  • Ability to use data to inform counseling practices
  • Ability to retrieve, organize, and report student data using all NYCDOE data systems (e.g. ARIS, HSST, AIS, SESIS)
  • Evidence of success in forming successful partnerships with community-based organizations and other organizations that offer social and emotional supports to students
  • Knowledge of or ability to make referrals for students in need of additional services or alternative placements
  • Ability and/or willingness to use or learn to use Google Apps

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.

WORK SCHEDULE & SALARY

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.

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