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Guidance Counselor (Gr 6-8) - 994204

Apply Now Job Number: 499764
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Department: USD Middle Gr 6-8
Categories: Teaching - JK - 12

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Job Title: Guidance Counselor (Gr 6-8) - 994204
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Job Category: Exempt
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience.
Pay Basis: Annually  
Subject to Grant Funding?: No  
Essential Job Functions: This position is contingent on the availability and continuation of external-funding and/or contract. As such, any offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment ended in the event the external funding and/or contract ceases or is reduced.

1. Coordinate the guidance services of the school with the director and associate directors.

2. Provide, on a limited basis, personal/social counseling to students with identified needs.

3. Provide academic counseling to students based on parent/student/teacher request; a review of student performance on mid-term reports and report cards; a listing of students who have been placed on academic probation; or by review of standardized testing.

4. Maintain regular contact with teachers and administrators regarding the academic, social, and emotional needs of students.

5. Refer students for academic/psychological testing and/or personal and family counseling to the post doctoral psychologist assigned to University School or other approved professional sources in the community, if needed.

6. Respond to faculty requests for assistance in dealing with the special needs or concerns that develop with individual students.

7. Set-up, conduct, and follow-up on parent conferences including monitoring the commitments made by teachers and other school staff at conferences and providing summaries of all parent teacher conferences to the director and associate directors.

8. Maintain guidance files for all students in grades 6-8.

9. Participate in the scheduling of students by: understanding and interpreting the master schedule; completing, with student and parent input, the course requests for the next school year, for each student; assisting in the resolution of conflicts in student schedules; initiating appropriate schedule changes and securing administrative approval for all changes.

10. Develop and coordinate an orientation program for all new students including scheduling, introduction to appropriate school staff, establishing a student "buddy" system and then monitor the adjustment and integration of all new students.

11. Coordinate the standardized testing program for grades 6-8.

12. Oversee and coordinate within the guidance department, the monitoring and mailing of all reports of students progress; general progress reports, weekly or bi-weekly progress reports; homework reports; mid-term reports; and quarterly report cards.

13. Assist in facilitating the advisory program for the middle school.

14. Assist the associate directors in planning and coordination of orientation programs for all students new to University School.

15. Assist in the planning and implementation of transition programs between all grade levels in grades 6-8.
Marginal Job Functions: 1. Assist the administrative staff in gathering and compiling information for special reports and curriculum revisions.

2. Sponsor at least one extra-curricular activity for students, including special interest groups, clubs, organizations, class sponsorship, etc., as assigned by the director.
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Successful completion of the FDLE Background Screening.
Job Requirements:  
Required Certifications/Licensures:  
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Major (if required):  
Required Experience: Minimum three (3) years' experience in guidance, counseling or related field.
Preferred Qualifications: 1. Master's degree in guidance, counseling or related field.

2. Valid State Certification in Guidance or equivalent.

3. Experience in college placement.
Is this a safety sensitive position? No  
Background Screening Required? Yes  
Pre-Employment Conditions:  
Sensitivity Disclaimer: Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

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