SCHOOL COUNSELOR

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Start Date
08/23/2021
Position Areas
Pupil Services

Description

BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Human Resources Department
45 Lyon Terrace, Room 310
Bridgeport, CT 06604


2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR


SCHOOL COUNSELOR


SUMMARY:  The School 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:
http://applitrack.com/bridgeport/onlineapp




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

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Bridgeport Public Schools

45 Lyon Terrace , Bridgeport, CT 06604
 

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BPS

45 Lyon Terrace , Bridgeport, CT 06604