We are seeking candidates for Elementary School Counselor to begin in the next academic year on August 1, 2018.
If you are interested in applying, please submit a current resume together with a letter of interest and describe the qualities, experience, and training that qualify you for the position. Deadline: Wednesday, June 28, 2018.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to James McCartney, Elementary Principal or Lourdes Solares, Director of Human Resources.
The first priority of the counselor is to ensure that students perform their best in school. Counselors in elementary education are tasked with helping our youngest students navigate the various educational, social and behavioral obstacles related to attending school. This may include issues such as academic difficulties, peer disagreements, or emotional distress. They may also look at the elementary school holistically seeking to identify systemic problems that may negatively impact the academic and social development of our students.
A school counselor plays the role of academic guidance for our elementary school students. If students are not meeting with academic success or are having disciplinary problems, school counselors may intervene to remedy the situation. In addition, elementary school counselors will proactively support both at-risk students and our overall student population through small group counseling and classroom lessons. The counselor should be familiar with the school’s curriculum scope and sequence, as well as the assessment and evaluation system, including reasonable accommodations.
Preparatory, professional coursework should have covered areas such as: Psychology of learning; Understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of learning and behavior disorders; Violence/bullying in adolescent students; Philosophy, principles, and practices in school guidance counseling; Federal, local, and school laws and regulations; Resources for psychological and medical referrals; Knowledge of statistics, research design and research in counseling; Group counseling and group leadership; Development of skills for consultation with parents, teachers, and administrators.
Qualifications and Requirements
Five years of teaching experience
Master’s Degree (preferred) in Guidance & Counseling with School Counseling Endorsement (preferred) from an approved program
Responsive Classroom experience a plus
Educational Requirements: (Option 1) School Counselor Endorsement - A teaching certificate with at least 30 credits of graduate work in school counseling or (Option 2) School Counselor License - a Master’s Degree from an approved program in school counseling OR Emergency Certificate: Available to a candidate who has completed 30 semester hours of coursework in an approved school guidance counseling program.
Counseling Experience Requirements: Completion of not less than a 450 clock hour internship with school-aged pupils under the supervision of a person who is a counselor educator in an approved school counseling program. At least 300 of the 450 clock hours should be in a school setting.
TASIS Dorado is an equal opportunity employer.
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