GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

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Start Date
08/26/2020

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2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
Bridgeport Public Schools
Human Resources Department
45 Lyon Terrace, Room 310
Bridgeport, CT  06604
hrdept@bridgeportedu.net

GUIDANCE COUNSELOR
FAIRCHILD WHEELER INTER-DISTRICT MAGNET CAMPUS 

 

Our Mission: To create a culture for passionate investigators to develop solutions for the global community.
 
Located in Fairchild Wheeler Park, a campus has been developed consisting of three small, but highly focused, learning communities, each of which will provide students with a STEM-based curriculum rich with relevance and correlation to existing and emerging careers. The academic character of this multi-magnet campus will reflect the region’s socioeconomic strengths and incorporate challenging and innovative science, mathematics and technology projects to serve as vehicles for teaching and learning advanced academic and social skills.
 
The three learning communities include:
Information Technology and Software Engineering High School
Students who select this theme will be engaged in the application of a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the design, development, operation and maintenance of software for careers in such fields as science modeling, gaming, animation, simulation and theater arts. 
 
Zoological Science, Research and Biotechnology High School
Science for research in partnership with Beardsley Zoo and local universities on the study of amphibians, for example, will be a focus.  Curriculum will be designed to heighten an awareness of the environment and to stimulate a passion to develop solutions for environmental preservation.  Use of the school’s natural settings will enhance laboratory and classroom instruction.
 
Physical Sciences, Engineering and Aerospace/Hydrospace Science High School
In this STEM-based program, students will learn the practical application of science and math to solve problems.  Learning to use software, interacting with regional industry and collaborating with state and local universities, students will research, design and develop creative solutions for exploration and discovery. 
 

Instructors at the Fairchild Wheeler Inter-district Magnet Campus must be committed to fostering innovative, project-based learning centered on student participation and problem-solving.  Instructors will seek new partnerships and opportunities to involve Universities and industry within their curriculum.  Instructors will model excellence in personal responsibility and a commitment to lifelong learning.


SUMMARY:  The School Guidance Counselor provides individualized direct services to students in the areas of academic, career, college access, and personal/social competencies. The school counselor advocates for every child's school success.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Program Planning
  • Assists in registering, screening and programming of students.
  • Works with students in Grade 8 and above to select courses in accordance with state graduation requirements and the promotion of academic rigor.
  • Assists students and parents in the areas of academic, college and career planning and in social/emotional development.
  • Assists in all aspects of post high school transition (e.g., college planning, military, work forces).
  • Uses data to assist with program planning.
  • Maintains a student caseload.
  • Develops and maintains a system for keeping student records up-to-date and filed in a systematic order (e.g., student portfolios which include grades, test results, Student Success Plan).
  • Monitors and advises students, parents and administration of each student's graduation requirements/progress.
  • Refers students to appropriate agencies when needed.
  • Prepares reports with accuracy and timeliness.
  • Effectively utilizes the District's student information system and other software or computer-based programs.
Counseling/Consulting
  • Uses appropriate assessment and diagnostic procedures for determining and structuring individual and group counseling services.
  • Provides direct services to meet the development, preventive and remedial needs of students.
  • Conducts classroom guidance activities.
  • Schedules follow up contacts with students.
  • Confers with parents and administration when appropriate/needed.
  • Holds parent/teacher and student /teacher conferences.
  • Helps students, parents and teachers understand student standardized test performance/results.
  • Identifies students at-risk and provides appropriate interventions such as referrals to truancy.
  • Coordinates efforts with Student Space and the Attendance Support Center.
  • Coordinates the Scientific Research Based Intervention Team(SRBI)/Student Assistance Team (SAT).
  • Coordinates Student Success Plan Implementation.
  • Coordinates Section 504 Student Accommodation Plans.
  • Educates parents and students on the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Assists in school-wide testing events e.g., CAPT, CMT.
  • Advocates on behalf of students.
  • Is responsible in ensuring student is on track to meet graduation requirements.
  • Other duties as directed by the Executive Director of Student Support Services and School Principal.
Professional Practice
  • Adheres to the ethical standards of the counseling profession and abides by the laws, policies and procedures that govern the school district.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of national, state and local standards.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Required certification: School Counselor (068).
  • Three years' successful experience in an urban setting preferred.
  • Has the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Effective skills in organization, planning and communication.
  • Proficient in the District's student information system and other software or computer-based programs.
Salary will be in accordance with the BEA contract salary schedule.  Qualified candidates who wish to apply should access the Bridgeport Public Schools Website:


It is the policy of the Bridgeport Board of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, present or past mental disorder, mental retardation, or learning ability, in any of its education programs, activities, or employment practices.

"The Bridgeport Board of Education is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity."
 

07.27.2020

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Bridgeport Public Schools

45 Lyon Terrace, Bridgeport, CT 06604
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$18,153

State Average: $20,481

% ELL Students

14%

State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio

14.97

State Average: 12.29

% IEP Students

17%

State Average: 14%

FTE

3,166

State Average: 479