BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
CLASS TITLE: SubstituteSchool Counselor
REPORTS TO: School Principal and Temporary Services Supervisor
DEFINITION: Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, school counselors promote student success, provide preventive services, and respond to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses academic, career, and personal/social development for all students. Provides advice and guidance to students, school administrators, staff, parents and community members. Performs other duties as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Meets with and instructs assigned classes at designated locations and times.
- Implements the comprehensive school counseling program with the school administrator and other stakeholders.
- Implements developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented group activities to meet student needs and school goals.
- Assists all students, individually or in small groups, with developing academic, career and personal/social skills, goals and plans to ensure they are college, career and life ready.
- Provides individual and group counseling to students with identified concerns and needs. Consults and collaborates effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators and other educational/community resources regarding students.
- Implements services through the School Counseling Core Curriculum, Individual Student Planning (6 Year Plan) and preventive and responsive services while maintaining program management, system support and accountability.
- Implements and maintains the comprehensive school counseling program based on the ASCA National Model, COMAR and current individual school data (School Progress Plan) with the school administrator and other stakeholders.
- Accurately and appropriately uses assessment procedures for determining and structuring individual and group counseling services.
- Monitors student academic performance, behavior and attendance and assists with appropriate interventions.
- Collaborates with parents/guardians and educators to assist students with educational and career planning.
- Accurately and appropriately interprets and utilizes student data. Assists teachers, parents/guardians and other stakeholders in interpreting and understanding student data. Prepares and presents reports.
- Implements an effective referral and follow-up process.
- Adheres to laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the school counseling profession.
Education, Training, and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in School Counseling.
Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of, or eligibility for, a Maryland Certificate with an endorsement in Counseling is required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of school counseling.
- Knowledge of curriculum.
- Knowledge of effective instructional techniques.
- Knowledge of instructional materials and equipment.
- Knowledge of the ASCA National Model.
- Knowledge of and skill in data analysis.
- Demonstration of outstanding written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstration of strong leadership and human relations skills.
The work of this class is generally performed in a school environment. Work may require the ability to move within the school and classroom setting.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Employment in this position is contingent upon successfully passing a background, DSS, and criminal history check. Employees must have submitted an application for employment to the Office of Temporary Services.
$15.39 per hour, $21.43 per hour (long term assignment)
This class specification defines the types of duties and level of difficulty of work required of positions in this title. It shall not be held to exclude duties not mentioned nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.
Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
- Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
- Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools. Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
- Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
- Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.
- All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $100.00. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
- Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
- If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
- Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
- Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
- All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefitssession.
- Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.
The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9610 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 219, Baltimore, Maryland 21220 (443-809-4360).
Office of Staffing
6901 Charles Street, E Building
Towson, Maryland 21204