District Director of School Counseling
Fulltime 260 Days/Yr. - 8 hrs./Day - Mon - Fri
Full Benefits Package
NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT #1
CONTOOCOOK VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
POSITION TITLE: Director of School Counseling (K-12)
SUPERVISOR: Director of Student Services
- Master’s Degree in Counseling or related field
- Certified or certifiable by the New Hampshire State Department of Education, Ed 507.06, as a school counseling Director
- Have completed at least 5 years of successful experience in the field of school counseling, and at least 3-5 years’ experience as an administrator, or supervisor, or such alternatives to these qualifications as the Superintendent may find acceptable and appropriate
- Must be knowledgeable of counseling theory and practice, public relations, school law, personnel management, administration, supervision, curriculum and education processes
- Must possess leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary to work effectively with students, teachers, parents and school leadership teams.
- Must have day to day understanding of the needs of students to properly address the issues of school counseling grades K-12
- Demonstrated evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills
The mission of the school counseling department is to provide all students with a comprehensive school counseling program that encourages the highest level of student achievement through growth in academic, career, and personal/social domains. The ConVal School District school counseling program partners with teachers, administrators, parents, and the community to help all students be lifelong learners and problem solvers.
The development and implementation of comprehensive school counseling programs requires a collaborative effort among well-trained, highly competent professional school counselors. The Director of School Counseling ensures that highly qualified school counselors are hired; receive professional development, consultation and supervision; and are evaluated in relationship to the professional competencies as outlined by the ASCA National Model.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
District - The Director of School Counseling (K-12) will
- Serve as a member of the high school and district administrative teams.
- In partnership with the Director of Student Services, oversee the delivery of K-12 school counseling services.
- In partnership with the Director of Student Services, provide leadership and organization for the K-12 school counselors and student assistance counselors to include regular meetings and supervision.
- In partnership with the Director of Student Services, and District School Administrators, develop and implement school counseling policies and procedures.
- Ensure regularly scheduled professional development for school counselors and for the continuous improvement of the school counseling program.
- In partnership with school principal’s evaluation of school counseling staff K-12.
- Assist in the planning of annual professional development opportunities for school counselors.
- Collaborate or serve as liaison with school and community officials regarding crisis response efforts.
- Coordinate the integration of school counseling programs with the total educational curriculum of the school district.
- Provide individual and group supervision to school counselors K-12.
- Implement a process that establishes, maintains, and enhances the total school counseling program to align with the American School Counselor Association program model.
- Coordinate the comprehensive school counseling program to encourage student achievement in academic, career, and personal/social domains K-12.
- Advocate for the needs of students based on school and district data.
- Serve as the LEA for CVHS 504 Plans as well as district as needed.
- Meet regularly with the Director of Student Services.
- Assist the Director of Student Services in ensuring that all staff are Youth Mental Health First Aid trained.
- Facilitate Substance Misuse Coalition unless changed by the committee
High School - The Director of School Counseling (K-12) will
- Manage the student enrollment and registration process in conjunction with the registrar at CVHS.
- Coordinate in the supervision of school counseling interns.
- Develop and maintain the master schedule at CVHS in conjunction with the principal.
- Plan, manage, and supervise the grade reporting process in conjunction with the registrar at CVHS.
- Supervise student records and protect their confidentiality in conjunction with the registrar at CVHS.
- Assist students with alternative learning plans and credit recovery.
- Assist students, parents, and staff in interpreting standardized test scores.
- Prepare the school counseling budget for CVHS.
- Serves as the Coordinator for:
- Advanced Placement (AP) testing
- Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and other post high school testing (such as ASVAB, ACT)
Performs other position related tasks or services as may be assigned by the School Principal or Director of Student Services or other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
Evaluation & Professional Growth
The individual in this position is expected to participate in the professional growth and evaluation process in accordance with the District procedures.
ADA MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRES:
The physical activity of this position
- Occasionally, Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.
- Occasionally, Kneeling. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
- Occasionally, Crouching. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
- Seldom, Crawling. Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
- Occasionally, Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
- Frequently, Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time.
- Occasionally, Walking. Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
- Occasionally, Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
- Occasionally, Pulling. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
- Seldom, Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
- Occasionally, Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
- Occasionally, Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
- Constantly, Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
- Constantly, Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
- Occasionally, Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
- Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
- The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
- The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).