School Counselor - Anticipated Leave Replacement (K-2 level; PT .5)

Glen Ridge Public Schools | Glen Ridge, NJ

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CountyEssex
Posted Date 10/11/2019
Expiration Date11/10/2019
Description
TITLE:  GUIDANCE COUNSELOR
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
1.  VALID NEW JERSEY EDUCATIONAL SERVICES CERTIFICATE AND STUDENT PERSONNEL SERVICES ENDORSEMENT OR ELIGIBILITY
2.  MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AS DETERMINED BY THE BOARD; KNOWLEDGE OF COMPUTERIZED MASTER SCHEDULE DEVELOPMENT DESIRABLE
3.  BROAD KNOWLEDGE OF TESTING AND EVALUATION; THEORIES OF INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP GUIDANCE TECHNIQUES, ELEMENTARY/SECONDARY SCHOOL GUIDANCE PROGRAM DESIGN AND CAREER/EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION AND PLACEMENT
4.  DEMONSTRATED ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE AND WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH STUDENTS, PARENTS, STAFF AND COMMUNITY GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS
5.  REQUIRED CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK AND PROOF OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP OR LEGAL RESIDENT ALIEN STATUS
 
REPORTS TO: PRINCIPAL/STUDENT PERSONNEL SERVICES DIRECTOR
 
JOB GOAL:   TO HELP STUDENTS ACHIEVE PERSONAL FULFILLMENT BY PROVIDING THEM WITH GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING SERVICES TO MAKE SUCCESSFUL PERSONAL, EDUCATIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL LIFE PLANS.
 
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
1.  ASSISTS STUDENTS IN EVALUATING THEIR APTITUDES AND ABILITIES THROUGH THE USE OF TEACHER DATA. WORKS WITH STUDENTS IN EVOLVING EDUCATIONAL AND CAREER PLANS IN TERMS OF SUCH EVALUATION.
 
2.  MAINTAINS STUDENT RECORDS AND ENSURES THEIR CONFIDENTIALITY.
 
3.  PROVIDES INFORMATION AND PREPARES RECOMMENDATIONS TO COLLEGES FOR ADMISSIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS, AS WELL AS TO POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS AND OTHER AGENCIES.
 
4.  WORKS CLOSELY WITH TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBERS, PROVIDING INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE WHERE NEEDED FOR THE ULTIMATE BENEFIT OF STUDENTS.
                                                                       
5.  MAINTAINS A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CHILD STUDY TEAM FOLLOWING DIRECTIVES AMD RECOMMENDATIONS AS NEEDED.
 
6.  WORKS CLOSELY WITH, AND INVOLVES PARENTS IN PLANNING STUDENTS’ CAREER PLANS, AND ASSISTS IN THE RESOLUTION OF SCHOOL-RELATED PROBLEMS.
 
7.  ASSISTS IN THE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF STANDARDIZED TEST PROGRAMS.
 
8.  REGISTERS STUDENTS NEW TO THE SCHOOL, PROVIDES ORIENTATION AND INFORMATION RELATIVE TO SCHOOL PROCEDURES, CURRICULUM AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES.
 
9.  PARTICIPATES IN FOLLOW-UP STUDIES OF FORMER STUDENTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPROVING SERVICES AND EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM BEING OFFERED BY THE SCHOOL.
 
10.  WORKS TO PREVENT STUDENTS FROM DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL, AND ASSISTS THOSE THAT DO IN FINDING ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND/OR EMPLOYMENT.
 
11.  ARRANGES FOR SUMMER WORK AND/OR ENROLLMENT IN SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMS TO MAKE UP NOTED DEFICIENCIES.
 
12.  MAINTAINS A PROFESSIONAL OFFICE ENVIRONMENT.
 
13.  ASSISTS IN THE EVALUATION OF CURRENT CURRICULUM OFFERINGS AND IN THE PLANNING, SELECTION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW COURSE OFFERINGS.
 
14.  MAKES EFFECTIVE USE OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES IN DEVELOPING AND EXPANDING GUIDANCE SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES.
 
15.  PROVIDES FOR A SMOOTH TRANSITION FROM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL, WHICH MAY INCLUDE ORIENTATION PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS.
 
16.  MAINTAINS PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT THROUGH INSERVICE EDUCATION AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL GROWTH ACTIVITIES.
 
17.  PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF HIS/HER EMPLOYMENT AND CERTIFICATION AS MAY BE ASSIGNED.
 
 
  
Qualifications Profile 
 
Certification/License: 
 
-  State Certification as a School Counselor. 
 
-  Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation. 
 
Education: 
 
-  Masters Degree. 
 
Experience: 
 
-  Successful prior experience as School Counselor or related position preferred. 
  
  
 
County
Essex

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