School Counselor K-12 (Spanish speaking)
Baltimore, MD 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

Job Description
CLASS TITLE: School Counselor ESOL (Spanish speaking)

WORKING TITLE: School Counselor, ESOL

REPORTS TO: Principal

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 BCPS English Language Learners (ELLs). Develops unique goals and provides the full range of direct and indirect counseling services to meet the needs of ESOL students, ELLs and their families. Provides advice and guidance to students, school administrators, staff, parents and community members. Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Assists ESOL students and ELLs, 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 ESOL students and ELLs with identified needs or prevention-oriented activities. Consults and collaborates effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators and other educational/community resources regarding students.
  • Provides 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.
  • Develops, manages, and communicates 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.
  • Works collaboratively with the Office of ESOL and staff at Welcome Centers to meet the needs of English language learners, ensuring that they have equitable access to all aspects of BCPS' educational and extracurricular programming.
  • Evaluates foreign transcripts for secondary students.
  • Identifies and accesses appropriate community resources for ELLs, and their families.
  • 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.
  • Maintains current and appropriate resources for education stakeholders.
  • Conducts a yearly program audit to review extent of program implementation and analyzes data to guide program direction and emphasis.
  • Measures results of the school counseling program activities including the Closing the Gap Action Plans and shares results as appropriate.
  • 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 required. Experience with ESOL and/or ELL populations preferred. Fluency with Spanish, both written and oral, strongly preferred.

Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of, or eligibility for, a Maryland Certificate with an endorsement in Counseling is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Skill with oral and written communication in Spanish.
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 around the school and classroom.

Requires attendance at after-school and evening meetings and events.
Persons in this position classification that hold a clinical license will be required to apply for a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number with the National Plan & Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) and enroll as a Maryland Medicaid Provider through the Maryland Department of Health's Provider Revalidation and Enrollment Portal (ePREP).

FLSA: Exempt

Revised: 11/2010, 3/2014, 2/2017, 4/2019, 6/2019

This document describes the duties and responsibilities of a position. It shall not be held to exclude duties not referenced nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.

Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Application Instructions
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.

Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • 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.

Non-Discrimination Statement

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, 9600 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 118, Baltimore, Maryland 21220 (443-809-4360).

Contact Information

Staffing Team
6901 Charles Street, E Building
Towson, Maryland 21204


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
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