School Network Staff School Counselor
Position Title: School Counselor (To establish an eligibility pool)
Location: Various Locations
Salary: $51,071 – $82,120
Reports to: Principal or Designee
Bargaining Unit: Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT)
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Telecommuting Eligibility: Not eligible for telecommuting.
In accordance with the Agreement between the Detroit Federation of Teachers and the Detroit Public Schools Community District, the following vacancy is announced:
- Candidates must possess and provide evidence of a minimum of a master’s degree from an institution accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools or an equivalent agency.
- Candidates must possess and provide evidence of a valid Michigan Teaching Certificate with a School Counselor (NT) Endorsement OR a School Counselor License issued by the State of Michigan Department of Education.
- Applicants must have completed a minimum of 18 semester hours of graduate course work in an Accredited School Counseling Program (documentation must be submitted at time of application).
- Completion of a Michigan Department of Education (MDE) mandated 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 half of the mandated clock hours shall be in a school setting
- Administer Pre/Post Needs Assessments to students, parents and staff
- Provide professional guidance and counseling services that assist in creating a learning environment that contributes directly to student mastery.
- Concentrate on the academic achievement, career development, personal-social effectiveness and psychological maturity of students while facilitating professional tasks.
- Participate on Resource Coordinating Teams with support services personnel. (RCT).
- Counsel students individually and in small groups on a regularly scheduled basis.
- Assist students with the understanding of the MI Six Career Pathways and the completion of the Education Development Plan (EDP).
- Provide students with career guidance experiences in school wide orientations, large groups, small groups and classroom settings.
- Coordinate guidance activities with other school staff personnel, business/labor industry, community foundations/organizations and other local resources.
- Consult with teachers, parents, administrators, and others about the School Counseling Program and other educational-related activities, procedures and plans.
- Participate in data aggregation and interpretation with students, parents, staff and counselor colleagues.
- Participate in webinars, site training programs, professional conferences/workshops and other professional growth experiences.
- Serve on the School Improvement Team and participate in other staff development activities.
- Evaluate guidance program progress; and
- Fulfill other school counseling duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Principal (or Designee).
If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check.
In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.