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Guidance Counselor-The School at Marygrove

Date Posted: Sep 16, 2020

Job Description

Job Title

 

Position Title: Guidance Counselor- The School at Marygrove

Location: The School at Marygrove

Salary: DFT Salary Schedule

Reports to: Principal  

Bargaining Unit: Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT)

Benefits Eligible: Yes  

 

In accordance with the Agreement between Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, the following vacancy is announced.

 

Position Summary:

The School at Marygrove is a new, one-of-a-kind K-12 institution serving students in the city of Detroit. It is a special collaboration between Detroit Public School Community District and the University of Michigan, housed at the historic Marygrove College Campus. The high school program, entering its second year in 2020-21, is particularly designed to introduce students to the scope, rigor, and discipline of design thinking and engineering, and to explore how these and other academic disciplines can be leveraged to solve authentic, complex social problems and to advance justice in Detroit and beyond.

We are looking for a successful and innovative counselor that are interested in joining the team of this special school. Applicants must be ready to think creatively about counseling, work hard to support students to solve complex problems and to advance social justice, and care deeply about all students, their families and communities, and the city of Detroit.  

 

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 Guidance 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
  • Candidates may be requested to demonstrate writing proficiency

 

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. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 

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.

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.

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 prior employer(s) prior 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 [email protected] or phone 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.

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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