Guidance Counselor

  • Posted Date: Apr 17, 2019 Deadline: Dec 31, 2019
  • 69-01 34 Avenue, Queens, New York United States
    P.S. 398 Q

Job Details

How to Apply

Send Cover Letter and Resume to 30q398@gmail.com.

Position

Guidance Counselor

Description

We are seeking creative, compassionate, dedicated founding educators whom are committed to the new school initiative in the diverse community of Jackson Heights, Queens.

Mission Statement

The mission of P.S. 398 Queens is to partner with parents and the members in our community to prepare our diverse population of students to become lifelong learners in a nurturing, and safe environment with high expectations developing independent, responsible, confident, and compassionate citizens in today’s global society.

Vision

At P.S. 398, Queens our students learn in a nurturing environment to develop their own academic and artistic abilities. Our students respect diversity and understand that they each have strengths that empower them to strive in the real world and achieve life goals. Students take intellectual risks through a project-based approach to learning that encourages students to take leadership in their learning, think critically, develop creativity and collaborate daily. Students make connections between every day classroom experiences that prepare them to be successful in the ever-changing world of the twenty-first century.

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.

Additionally, the school will offer opportunities for Guidance Counselors to participate in:

  • 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

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 in Spanish and/or Bengali preferred, 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:

  • 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
  • Documenting counseling services using case note template provided by school
  • Collaborating to develop and implement 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
  • Providing transitional linkage counseling support and outreach to students with IEP’s
  • Maintaining regular and open communication with parents
  • Identifying and making appropriate referrals to meet and support students’ academic, social, and/or mental health needs
  • Seeking out resources and services outside our school to improve the emotional, social and academic well-being of our students and their families
  • Providing orientations, workshops (PTA/at risk students, etc.) and other public speaking events

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
  • 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

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 and 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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