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Director - Guidance and Counseling K-8

Date Posted: Jun 1, 2020

Job Description

Job Title

Job Title: Director - Guidance and Counseling  (Reposted 6/1/2020)

Salary Details: $77,084.00 - $93,112.00 

Job Type: Administrative 

Reports to: Deputy Superintendent of Schools  

Location: Academic Programs 

In accordance with the agreement between the Organization of School Administrators (O.S.A.S.) and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, Article 6.4, Promotion Procedure, the following vacancy is announced:

Position Summary 

The Director of Guidance and Counseling – is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the elementary and middle school guidance programs. Providing leadership in the application and interpretation of student graduation requirements, oversee the responsibilities for student’s on-time graduation and any early scholars program. Provide support to schools in the management of records for students currently enrolled and management of the district’s inactive school student records.. General policies of the program are reviewed and approved by the Deputy Superintendent of Schools and/or Superintendent. The Director of Guidance and Counseling assures that guidance counselors are responsible for the performance of their guidance functions and to the building principals for general school functions. The Director of Guidance and Counseling may carry a partial counseling load (if required). 

Qualifications

Education 

  • Must possess and provide evidence of a minimum of a Master’s Degree from an accredited institution and Secondary Schools or an equivalent agency.¿ 

  • A copy of transcript(s) with degree conferred must accompany letter of interest. 

  • Candidates must possess a valid Michigan Teaching Certificate with guidance counselor (NT) endorsement. 

  • Graduate work beyond the Master’s Degree is preferred. 

  • Preparation should include systematic graduate study and competence in the following areas: 

  • Specialization in Educational Guidance and Counseling. 

  • Systematic study in at least five of the following areas: 

  • Human development and behavior (behavioral sciences) 

  • Curriculum and Supervision 

  • Research techniques and procedures 

  • Group dynamics and procedures 

  • School-community relations 

  • Organization and administration of guidance services. 

  • School Administration 

 

Experience 

Must present evidence of a minimum of three (3) years of successful experience as a school guidance counselor and/or minimum of three (3) years as an administrator and/or equivalent. 

Successful experience in the areas below: 

  • Diversified occupational background 

  • Participation in guidance seminars, workshops and guidance institutes 

  • Leadership in professional organizations and activities 

  • Participation in community affairs related to guidance activities 

  • Preparation and dissemination of Guidance and Counseling information 

  • Interpreting school guidance program to professional or lay groups. 

 

Position Job Responsibilities: 

Under the direction of the Deputy Superintendent of Schools, the Director, Office of Guidance and Counseling shall perform the following:  

Essential Functions 

  1. Providing leadership in planning, organizing, conducting, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive guidance program based on the Michigan Comprehensive Guidance Program. 

  1. Articulating and publicizing guidance programs efforts to school district and community. 

  1. Articulating the goals, objectives, activities, and expected outcomes of guidance and counseling services. 

  1. Developing and implementing funded guidance program components. 

  1. Managing the operation of the Office of Guidance and Counseling. 

  1. Evaluating staff performance according to district policies and procedures. 

  1. Coordinating and collaborating guidance initiatives with other units in the school district. 

  1. Seek and implement new and more effective procedures for upgrading the skills of guidance and counseling personnel and other professional development efforts districtwide. 

  1. Represent the District’s Guidance and Counseling Office in professional organizations, business and industry, higher education, community, and other agencies. 

  1. Prepare and maintain budgets within pre-determined limits 

  1. Perform other related responsibilities as assigned by the Deputy Superintendent of Schools. 

 

Security Clearance: 

Internal Applicants

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools employee, presently employed with the district, you do not have to submit a fee related to obtaining the Detroit Public Schools Community District security clearance.

 

External Applicants

If you are hired to fill a vacant position, you will be required to submit a Detroit Public Schools Community District security clearance.

At point of offer to hire, please be advised that you will be responsible for a non-refundable payment of $64.50 via Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover Card, cashier's check, or money order, payable to the DPSCD Police Department. No personal checks or cash is accepted. DO NOT SUBMIT PAYMENT WITH APPLICATION.

 

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. All applicants are to attach a copy of their transcripts, most recent resume and cover letter. A copy of your valid teacher certification must be attached if certification is required for the position you are applying.

Applicants will receive an automated confirmation once they have successfully applied for a position.

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's employer(s) prior to hire.

It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested. All documentation must be submitted along with the letter of interest. Documentation will not be accepted subsequent to the closing date of the announcement. Incomplete information will not be considered. Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Division of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or office at (313) 873-6897.

 

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender 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 detroitk12.org/compliance.

 

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