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Guidance Counselor

Company: Bridgeport Public Schools
Location: Bridgeport
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Human Resources Department

45 Lyon Terrace, Room 310

Bridgeport, CT 06604

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

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:

http://applitrack.com/bridgeport/onlineapp

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."

Keywords: Bridgeport Public Schools, Bridgeport , Guidance Counselor, Other , Bridgeport, Connecticut

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