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School Counselor  

Date Posted: Jan 12, 2021

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: School Counselor  

Location: Communication Media and Arts High School

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 Guidance Counselor provides professional guidance and counseling services that align with the mission, vision and values of the Detroit Public Schools Community District The Guidance Counselor works directly with students to enhance academic achievement, career development, personal-social effectiveness and psychological maturity.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters degree from an accredited institution.  

  • Valid Michigan Teaching Certificate with a Guidance Counselor (NT) Endorsement OR a School Counselor License issued by the State of Michigan Department of Education. 

  • Minimum of 18 semester hours of graduate course work in an Accredited School Counseling Program. 

Essential Functions

  1. Administer Pre/Post Needs Assessments to students, parents and staff. 

  1. Provide professional guidance and counseling services that assist in creating a learning environment that contributes directly to student mastery. 

  1. Concentrate on the academic achievement, career development, personal-social effectiveness and psychological maturity of students while facilitating professional tasks. 

  1. Participate on Resource Coordinating Teams with support services personnel. (RCT). 

  1. Counsel students individually and in small groups on a regularly scheduled basis. 

  1. Assist students with the understanding of the MI Six Career Pathways and the completion of the Education Development Plan (EDP). 

  1. Provide students with career guidance experiences in school wide orientations, large groups, small groups and classroom settings. 

  1. Coordinate guidance activities with other school staff personnel, business/labor industry, community foundations/organizations and other local resources. 

  1. Consult with teachers, parents, administrators, and others about the School Counseling Program and other educational-related activities, procedures and plans. 

  1. Participate in data aggregation and interpretation with students, parents, staff and counselor colleagues. 

  1. Participate in webinars, site training programs, professional conferences/workshops and other professional growth experiences. 

  1. Serve on the School Improvement Team and participate in other staff development activities. 

  1. Evaluate guidance program progress. 

  1. 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, 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 detroitk12.org/compliance.

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