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THE POSITION BELOW IS VACANT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:

POSITION TITLE:              School Guidance Counselor

LOCATION:                         St. Croix District  

Interested persons should contactDIVISION OF HUMAN RESOURCES

                                                    careers@sttj.k12.vi

Deadline for applying:            Until Filled

 Starting Salary Range:                       $36,240-$48,475     

Union:                                     Support Staff Unit – (AFT)

DESCRIPTION

Under general supervision of the school principal the individual would perform the duties of guidance counseling in a public school setting. An employee in this class works as a member of the school staff and is responsible for providing comprehensive guidance to all students with a focus on acceptance of self, decision making and effective communication for improving human relation skills. Classroom guidance is provided to teachers to assist in areas such as career education, career decision- making, study and test taking skills, building self-esteem and establishing positive teacher and parent involvement.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES (NOT ALL INCLUSIVE)

  • Assists parents, teachers, and administrators in relating positively to students by improving human relation skills;
  • Confers with teachers to develop management strategies to meet the needs of individual students;
  • Counsels with students on an individual and/or small group on the management of personal, social, educational, and career concerns;
  • Remains steadily available to students to provide individual and/or group counseling (with common concerns) that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding and maturity;
  • Assists teachers in identifying potential drop outs and consults with teachers on alternative teaching strategies/techniques to seek alternative programs;
  • Confers with teachers to develop management strategies to meet the needs of individual students;
  • Helps students evaluate career interests and choices;
  • Participates in-service training programs promoted by the district;
  • Maintains a working knowledge of the testing program and interprets test results to students, parents, and school personnel;
  • Encourages parental visits as a means of increasing parental awareness of various programs available to students;
  • Consults with psychologists, special education personnel, and other specialists concerning students with specific learning, emotional, or other problems;
  • Participates in the development of special programs for the school;
  • Provides classroom guidance activities as determined by a needs assessment;
  • Conduct career and educational planning activities;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES

  • Considerable knowledge of federal and local laws as it pertains to school counseling;
  • Considerable knowledge of counseling theories, departmental policy, regulations, and procedures applicable to the school counseling program;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to cooperate and collaborate with other professionals in enhancing the education of students;
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate detailed records;
  • Ability to exercise patience while dealing with students;
  • Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with all those contacted during the course of work and demonstrate sensitivity and empathy;
  • Ability to exercise sound, independent judgment in carrying out functions of the position.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling; and
  • Meet certification requirements as required by the Virgin Islands Board of Education

Interested persons should apply by visiting our website at www.vide.vi and select the appropriate application for submission procedures.

Send your complete application package to careers@sttj.k12.vi for consideration.

Application documents required: (1) Completed Application, (2) Resume, (3) Cover Letter, (4) Official College Transcripts, (5) Certifications, (6) Licensures, (7) Three Letters of Recommendation, (8) Police Background Check and (9) Doctor’s Statement of Good Health.

 ****DUE TO A HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICANTS, THE DEPARTMENT WILL NOTIFY ONLY THOSE WHO ARE SELECTED  FOR THE NEXT STEP IN THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS. ****

Travel, transportation and relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.  Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected candidate.

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