School Counselor - New Haven Public Schools
Position: School Counselor
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: School Counselor K-12
Job Location: New Haven Public Schools
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: New Haven Public Schools
New Haven, CT 06519
Telephone: 475-220-1540
Job Description:
New Haven Public Schools
School counselors design and deliver comprehensive school counseling programs that promote student achievement.  These programs are comprehensive in scope, preventive in design and developmental in nature.  “The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs” outlines the components of a comprehensive school counseling program.  Counselors adhere to professional and ethical standards and develop a personal plan for continuous professional development (per ASCA and Connecticut Code for Professional Responsibility).
Reports and evaluated by the Building Administrator
Major Responsibilities (as applicable depending on the school setting):
  • Lead and oversee the development and implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program that supports all students through a school counseling curriculum, individual student planning, responsive services, community partnership and referrals.
  • Facilitate student academic, social/emotional and career development through a comprehensive school counseling program that is supported by the school administration through individual counseling, small group sessions, crisis interventions and referrals.
  • Uses current district technology and tools to drive the tracking of student success and outcomes.
  • Participate as a member of the school’s Student Support Services Team (SSST), Planning and Placement Team, Crisis Team, School Attendance and other school committees or teams as needed.
  • Promote parent engagement through conferences and group presentations including academic and social emotional engagement.
  • Collaborate with teachers, administration, district resources, parents, community agencies and specialists to support the needs of students and parents.
  • Facilitate the plans for students with 504 Accommodations and support students with IEPs.
  • Schedule all courses using district scheduling tool and advocate for appropriate student placement.
  • Follow district protocol for maintaining accurate student records and communication with parents.
  • Participate in the development of student’s behavior intervention plans and functional behavior assessments.

  • Connecticut School Counselor Certification (068) 
  • Must hold at least a Master’s degree in School Counseling
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the components of a comprehensive school counseling program
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of child and adolescent growth and development
  • Ability to understand and interpret learning assessments and diagnosis
  • Adheres to the ASCA National Model ethical standards
  • Ability to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents, and the community.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form.
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