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26 Apr 2023

School Network Staff School Counselor

Detroit Public Schools Community District
 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States

Job Description

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:

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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

Essential Functions

  1. Administer Pre/Post Needs Assessments to students, parents and staff
  2. Provide professional guidance and counseling services that assist in creating a learning environment that contributes directly to student mastery.
  3. Concentrate on the academic achievement, career development, personal-social effectiveness and psychological maturity of students while facilitating professional tasks.
  4. Participate on Resource Coordinating Teams with support services personnel. (RCT).
  5. Counsel students individually and in small groups on a regularly scheduled basis.
  6. Assist students with the understanding of the MI Six Career Pathways and the completion of the Education Development Plan (EDP).
  7. Provide students with career guidance experiences in school wide orientations, large groups, small groups and classroom settings.
  8. Coordinate guidance activities with other school staff personnel, business/labor industry, community foundations/organizations and other local resources.
  9. Consult with teachers, parents, administrators, and others about the School Counseling Program and other educational-related activities, procedures and plans.
  10. Participate in data aggregation and interpretation with students, parents, staff and counselor colleagues.
  11. Participate in webinars, site training programs, professional conferences/workshops and other professional growth experiences.
  12. Serve on the School Improvement Team and participate in other staff development activities.
  13. Evaluate guidance program progress; and
  14. Fulfill other school counseling duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Principal (or Designee).

Security Clearance:

Internal Applicants

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.

External Applicants

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.

How to Apply

Method of Application: Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered. All DPSCD employees are required to disclose their vaccine status, however COVID-19 vaccines are strongly encouraged but not required. Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested. Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at or phone at (313) 873-6897. DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or

Bureaus: Detroit. Job Categories: Contract. Job Types: School Network Staff. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.