INSTRUCTOR/PKY SCHOOL COUNSELOR

Location
Gainesville, Alachua County
Posted
Apr 11, 2014

Requisition Number: 0905403

Department: 18180100-ED-ADMINISTRATION

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description: Instructor/PKY School Counselor PK Yonge Developmental Research School
P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, a publicly-funded K-12 laboratory school affiliated with the College of Education at the University of Florida, seeks nominations and applications for the position of School Counselor. This is a full-time, 10-month, school counselor that reports to the Assistant Principal of Academic Advisement and School Counseling of P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School.
P.K. Yonge's counseling program is integral to student achievement and preparation for post high school success. P.K. Yonge has been designing, revising, and implementing a K-12 multi-tiered system of support since 2006. As such, the role of school counselors is integral to our systems of support for our students.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Specific responsibilities and expectations for a School Counselor at P.K. Yonge are as follows: *Provide direct services to individual students through preventive and responsive services *Monitor students' academic progress, behavior, and attendance and facilitate/provide appropriate intervention *Collaborate with parents/guardians and educators to assist students with educational, career, and life planning *Leverage technology to support students and their families *Respond to parent contacts (electronically, face-to-face, and conferences) *Participate in inquiry to support continuous program improvement *Engage in ongoing professional learning
Required Qualifications (Education and Experience): (1) a degree in school counseling (graduate degree preferred); (2) Florida certification (school counselor); (3) 3+ years of counseling experience (preferred); (4) excellent oral and written communication skills; and (5) demonstrated commitment to diversity and effective strategies for motivating and engaging students with differing abilities from a variety of backgrounds.
Starting Date and Salary: The starting date is August 7, 2014. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with rank and experience. This position is a 10-month appointment.
Closing Date: The position is open until filled. Applicants should complete a candidate profile at http://jobs.ufl.edu and submit a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae with contact information for professional references, and three letters of recommendation providing evidence of effective counseling experience and ongoing collaboration with teaching colleagues.
About P.K. Yonge: Established in 1934, PK Yonge Developmental Research School is a public school district affiliated with the University of Florida and located on its campus. The school serves approximately 1,150 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The school is designated as a special school district under Florida Department of Education funding and is given the responsibility to develop innovative solutions to educational concerns in the state and to disseminate successful instructional programs to other school districts. As a developmental research school, PK Yonge works closely with members of the College of Education on a variety of projects aimed at enhancing student accomplishments at all grade levels and in all subject areas. For more information about the PK Yonge Developmental Research School, visit our website at: http://www.pkyonge.ufl.edu
About the College: The UF College of Education, founded in 1906, ranks among the top 25 public education colleges in the elite Association of American Universities. The college's 105 distinguished faculty members engage in innovative research and public scholarship that enhance school improvement, student achievement, school readiness and leadership development in the numerous education disciplines. Current research projects have generated more than $29 million in external funding. Nearly 1,900 students are enrolled in 20 bachelor's and advanced degree programs, offered within the academic areas of Teaching and Learning, Special Education and Early Childhood Studies, Counselor Education, School Psychology, Educational Administration and Higher Education, and Research and Evaluation Methodology. Online course enrollment tops 2,900. The college's educator preparation programs have been continuously accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954. For more information about the College, visit our website at: http://www.coe.ufl.edu/.
The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida's "Governance in the Sunshine" and Public Records laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and all applications, resumes, and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection.

Minimum Requirements: Required Qualifications (Education and Experience): (1) a degree in school counseling; (2) Florida certification (school counselor); (3) Excellent oral and written communication skills; (4) demonstrated commitment to diversity and effective strategies for motivating and engaging students with differing abilities from a variety of backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications: Required Qualifications (Education and Experience): (1) A degree in school counseling; (2) Florida certification (school counselor); (3) Excellent oral and written communication skills; (4) Demonstrated commitment to diversity and effective strategies for motivating and engaging students with differing abilities from a variety of backgrounds.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must submit the following documents; Curriculum Vitae/Resume, Cover Letter, Florida Professional Educator's Certificate or Eligibility Letter and three (3) letters of recommendation. Starting Date and Salary: The starting date is August 7, 2014. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with rank and experience. This position is a 10-month appointment.