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26 May 2023

School Network Staff SCHOOL COUNSELOR, HIGH (JOB ID: 62095)

Denver East High School

Job Description





Traditional 186 work days per year 

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range:


Essential Functions and Objectives:


The High School Counselor promotes and enhances the learning process for students through an integration of academic, personal/social, and post-secondary development. Contributes to and/or manages the School Counseling Program using the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model. Counsels students regarding educational issues such as course and program selection, class scheduling, school adjustment, truancy, study habits, and college/career planning. Counsels individuals to help them understand and overcome personal, social, or behavioral problems affecting their educational or vocational situations. Delivers counseling services through classroom guidance lessons, small groups, and individual counseling. Analyzes data and uses results to inform stakeholders and continuously improve programs.


Knowledge, Experience, & Other Qualifications:


– Must possess a valid Colorado Department of Education Special Service Provider License – School Counselor.

– Previous High School counseling experience preferred.

– This applicant must have a minimum of three years’ experience of successful high school counseling or college advising.

– This applicant must have knowledge of the Early College model at the state level, including the model in Denver Public Schools.

– This applicant must be well-versed in what it means to be a college advisor.

– Must be able to demonstrate that they have contributed to and have implemented highly-functional systems and structures aligned to the ASCA model.

– Bi-lingual in Spanish is highly preferred.


Skill Requirements:

– Counselor – Master’s Degree
– Counselor – Endorsement

Credential Requirements:

– Special Service Initial License
– Special Service Professional License


Education Requirements:


– Master’s degree in school counseling, psychology or related field.


Additional Information:

 Work Year Calendars (including accrued time off):

– Benefits (including DPS contributions):

– Compensation Structures:

– Employee must live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working for Denver Public Schools.


About Denver Public Schools:


Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.  


DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at 

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

How to Apply

Please apply on the DPS website. 

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: School Network Staff. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.