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Guidance Director

Summary Information:
Employer: Chesapeake Public Schools
Position Type: Administrative/Support
Categories: Guidance Counselor
Director
School / Org: Chesapeake Public Schools
Location: Chesapeake, Virginia
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN2894
Posting Date: Thursday, 17 May 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 25 May 2018

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Details:
Chesapeake Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Guidance Director

Employment Location: Chesapeake Public Schools

Calendar Days: 10 + 1.5 Calendar Months

Educational Requirements:
Education:
Essential:
* Master's Degree
* Bachelor's Degree

Education equivalent experience:
Essential:
* Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university supplemented by a Master's Degree in guidance and counseling and considerable counseling and guidance or teaching experience.
* Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university supplemented by a Masters degree in guidance and counseling and considerable counseling and guidance or teaching experience.

Description:
Counseling students, providing guidance concerning attendance, enrollment, academics, scheduling, college and career opportunities; maintaining records and files;

Provides the leadership for the development and delivery of the guidance program;

Provides a confidential counseling environment;

Counsels with students individually and in small groups for specifically identified needs as endorsed by recognized guidance curriculum;

Consults with parents, school staff, other pupil personnel specialists and community agency personnel to help students experiencing problems;

Meets with students to provide information on curricular and extra-curricular alternatives and the career goals to which they may lead;

Provides orientation for new students;

Assists in identification, referral and appropriate placement of students with special needs;

Assists parents in monitoring academic progress of students. Provides appropriate feedback to teachers regarding needs of students;

Provides counseling for departing students: transfers and dropouts;

Supervises the coordination and interpretation of standardized testing;

Participates in curriculum development and serves on faculty committees;

Attends staff meetings, PSTA meetings, and department sponsored workshops;

Prepares and presents sessions regarding personal growth, school adjustment, career development, self-concept, attendance and related matters;

Provides scheduled and spontaneous discussions with teachers, administrators, parents and outside agency personnel;

Counsels students and provides career information;

Organizes counseling staff and delegates assignments;

Manages the guidance departmentís budget;

Coordinates summer school registration;

Consults with the principal regularly concerning the overall operation and implementation of the guidance program;

Conducts regularly scheduled departmental meetings with staff;

Is responsible for maintenance of studentsí records;

Supervises the evaluation of the guidance program;

Performs related tasks as required.

Other Information:
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of school guidance counseling; general knowledge of community agencies available to serve and assist students; general knowledge of casework methods and procedures; ability to conduct interviews and guidance sessions effectively and to analyze attitudes and problems objectively; ability to counsel students and parents on sensitive problems and to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff and administration.

Possession of or ability to acquire appropriate license(s), certificate(s), and/or endorsement(s) for position as required by the Commonwealth of Virginia and School Board.

Working Conditions:
Essential:
* Exertion of up to 20 pounds of force.
* Exertion of up to 10 pounds of force.
* Work requires climbing.
* Work requires stooping.
* Work requires reaching.
* Work requires standing.
* Work requires walking.
* Work requires using fingers.
* Work requires repetitive motions.
* Vocal communication required to convey instructions.
* Hearing required to perceive information at normal levels.
* Visual acuity is required for determining accuracy of work.

Nonessential:
* Visual acuity is required for observing surroundings.
* Not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

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