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School Counselor Candidate Pool

Summary Information:
Employer: Minneapolis Public School District
Position Type: Administrative/Support
Categories: Counselor
School / Org: Minneapolis Public Schools
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
FTE: Varies
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN
Posting Date: Sunday, 23 June 2019
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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Minneapolis Public Schools invites applications for the following position(s)

2017-18 School Counselor Candidate Pool

Site: Locations may vary on a routine basis.

Union: Teachers(04)

This position is a candidate pool and not a specific position at a school or department. This position may require an initial screening interview before being placed into the Candidate Pool. There may not be an available position(s) at the time of application but positions can become available at any time. The candidate pool is used to refer qualified applicants to the site/department with the open position. Human Resources will process your application, and once approved, your name will be sent to the Site(s) and or Department(s) with available positions.


Apply now to be considered for 2017-18 positions! Now accepting applications for all content areas.

First, submit your application; if you meet minimum qualifications, you will receive an invitation to participate in a screening interview. Candidates who pass screening will have an opportunity to apply for open positions at specific MPS schools as they become available this spring and summer. To learn more about the hiring process for teaching positions, visit http://bit.ly/TeachMPS or call the Office of Human Capital at 612-668-0500.


We are a diverse and dedicated team, proud to be tasked with educating more than 35,000 Minneapolis kids every year. We believe in the achievement of every student in every classroom. We are building a workforce that is equipped to provide our students with the education and resources they need to succeed by consistently investing in the growth of our employees and doing what it takes to keep and grow our talented staff.


At MPS, we work collaboratively to find innovative ways to connect with every single one of our students — no matter which languages they speak, or which corner of the city or the world they come from. We celebrate the diversity of our students and staff and the unique perspective each person brings to our learning community by supporting the individual needs of each student – and by caring for and supporting one another as we take on new challenges every day.


When you teach at MPS, leading effective lessons in class is just the beginning. You’ll collaborate with other passionate educators, customize your instruction to engage students of all different abilities, find ways to both challenge and encourage young minds, and create an environment where children feel safe and respected.


To provide a structured program of services to all students and the school community that integrates comprehensive school counselor program principles into the total school curriculum. The school counselor promotes and enhances the student learning process while addressing student needs in the academic, career and social/emotional domains.

It is the expectation that Minneapolis Public Schools’ School Counselors will provide services to students in the domains of Social/Emotional, Academic, and Career Development.


1. A valid Minnesota School Counselor License.

2. Evidence of knowledge of Comprehensive School Counseling Practices.

3. Evidence of continuous professional growth in counseling and guidance.

Essential Functions:

School counselors address the academic and developmental needs of all students, not just those in need, by collaborating with students, parents and/or guardians, school staff and the community. School counselors utilize the American School Counselor (ASCA) framework to provide comprehensive school counseling programming. MPS counselor essential functions also include:

Academic Counseling:

Assist students in planning an educational program that will fit their educational abilities and aptitudes.
Provide support for students as needed on time management and organizational issues.
Provide transition support to students, staff, and families. Meet with students regarding developmental transitions (elementary to middle school, middle school to high school, and/or high school to postsecondary options.)
Educate newly enrolled students and families about academic program and expectations of our schools.
Help students and families with academic planning based on student goals.
Work with families and students regarding academic progress and refer students to academic support within the building or community as needed.
Engage family partnerships to provide equitable counseling services.
Conduct informational meetings for parents focusing on comprehensive school counseling programming.
Coordination and implement academic activities into school counselor curriculum
Consult with staff and administration about course options and school wide curriculum
Coordinate, administer and interpret guidance assessment instruments that enhance the academic and career planning of each student

Career Counseling:

Coordinate and implement developmentally appropriate career counseling activities into school curriculum.
Coordinate delivery of the My Life Plan, postsecondary planning curriculum through Naviance.
Provide students with learning, personality, and interest inventories to assist with future planning and personal awareness
Advise and assist students in developing a postsecondary educational plan and creating career goals
Consult with staff regarding summer enrichment, employment and internship opportunities related to student interests and educational goals

Social/Emotional Counseling:

Teach classroom lessons on social/emotional topics that may include conflict management, bully prevention, cultural awareness, teamwork, LGBTQ inclusion, abuse prevention, and stress management.
Facilitate small groups or individual sessions with students regarding personal issues, social interactions, and emotional concerns.
Refer students to outside mental health specialists when he or she is experiencing mental health issues.
Coordinate and implement activities that facilitate transition between levels and grades.
Provide individual counseling to students in need of immediate personal crisis management.
Consult with teams and families about student personal/social strengths and needs.
Communicate and consult with other student support services e.g. social workers regarding student related personal concerns.
Meet with newly enrolled students and families about transitioning into our schools.
Work with administrators and support staff on building crisis intervention plan.

Other Responsibilities:

Attend monthly district counselor/staff development meetings.
Perform other related function commensurate with the demographic, professional, technical, legal and resource environment of both the school and district.

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