Buffalo City School District is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Counseling Education and hold a NYS Certificate in Counseling Education. It is required that candidates must attach a PDF or a screen shot of their certifications. Candidates should be knowledgeable in theoretical and evidence based methodologies that focus on Comprehensive School Counselor philosophies. A thorough understanding of college admissions, data analysis and researching scholarship applications for students is necessary. Preference will be given to applicants with current City of Buffalo residency.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS: The School Counselor will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
Assist students in the development of an academic program which meets their interests and ability – with special emphasis upon the high school selections process and post secondary education.
Assist students and parents in understanding test results and records and provide information for students, parents and teachers on required standardized tests.
Collaborate with teachers to provide guidance lessons and information.
Assist students in the preparation of a post secondary planning time table for post-secondary education and/or training.
Review the status of students as it pertains to academic and behavioral progress.
Increase students’ awareness of the career and educational planning process as well as for the individual careers.
Counsel students regarding attendance and tardiness.
Develop resources and information for students on career development and job readiness.
Assist students with personal and social issues which impedes learning.
Provide counseling for students in the areas of self-esteem, communication skills, decision-making and relationship skills.
Develop resources to assist students in learning educational survival skills including study skills and conflict resolution strategies.
Assist with Crisis Intervention Services.
Perform other duties as assigned.
SALARY: Teacher's salary schedule.
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