PreK-12 School Counselor

PreK-12 School Counselor

Position Opening


The Fishers Island Union Free School District’s Board of Education is seeking a full time school counselor to provide individual and groups of PreK-grade 12 students with developmental and targeted counseling to meet academic, social and emotional needs.  The counselor will also support grade 7-12 students with developing post-secondary education and career goals and plans.

Major Position Qualifications: 

  1. Have at least three years of successful experience in a related field and evidence of ability to form positive, respectful, and productive relationships with preschool through high school level students and their teachers and families.
  2. Possess strong knowledge of best practices for individual and group counseling, implementing a developmental guidance curriculum, and career/college planning.
  3. Possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree in school counseling, and New York certification as a school counselor (or eligibility for such certification.)

Terms of Employment:

  • Salary and benefits commensurate with candidate’s level of education and experience, in accordance with Agreement between the Fishers Island Board of Education and the Fishers Island Teachers’ Association
  • Position begins on August 28, 2017.
  • The Fishers Island School serves a total of 70 students from Fishers Island and Connecticut (approximately 50% from each state).


For a detailed list of qualifications, roles and responsibilities, please see the attached list or visit our website at Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, job application, three professional letters of reference, and transcripts to by May 26, 2017. Only complete applications will be accepted.




Job Description


POSITION:                PreK-12 School Counselor


SUPERVISOR:          Principal


TERM:                       Minimum 184 days annually, beginning August 28, 2017

JOB SUMMARY:     The School Counselor shall work with individual pupils and groups of pupils in providing developmental, proactive, and                                targeted guidance and counseling programs to          meet academic, social, emotional and physical needs.  The school counselor also may provide consultant services for parents, teachers and administrators and may use outside referral services, as approved by administration.                                                                                            



Development/Management/Delivery of School Comprehensive Counseling Program

  • Provide individual and group counseling to students with identified concerns and needs
  • Counsel identified students to successfully access their educational program as defined by their IEP
  • Work to prevent students from dropping out of school
  • Remain readily available to students so as to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, self-confidence, and maturity
  • Consult and collaborate effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, and administrators regarding students with identified concerns and needs
  • Must be eligible for NY State certification as a school counselor

Delivery of a Comprehensive K-12 Developmental Guidance Curriculum

  • Develop and implement a standards-based preK-12 comprehensive developmental guidance curriculum, including the instruction of one 30 minute class session weekly
  • Provide support for substance abuse prevention and character education lessons

Individual Student Planning

  • Work to discover and develop special abilities of students and help to resolve students’ educational barriers/challenges
  • Act as a liaison between teachers and parents when appropriate
  • Assist all 7-12 students individually and/or in groups, with developing academic, career and personal/social skills, goals, and plans
  • Serve as a member of Child Study Team (CST) and Committee on Special Education (CSE)
  • Advise the administration and faculty on matters of student programming and/or discipline

System Support

  • Assist the principal with the development of the master schedule
  • Assist with student records and protect confidentiality of all student records
  • Take an active role in the interpretation of the school’s mission and core values to students, parents, and the community
  • Maintain a directory of referral services to utilize in crisis situations affecting students
  • Coordinate with the principal to implement the crisis intervention plan; contact and/or assist other school counseling resources as needed
  • Assist in recruiting, selection, and orientation of future students to the school
  • Assume other counseling-related duties as assigned by the Principal or Superintendent as required by State regulations
  • Assist with staff development designed to help teachers better understand and participate in the school counseling program
  • Promote and assist with the collection, recording, and use of broad student data through such devices as cumulative records, graduate follow-up, program completer follow-up, and the student career/educational plan

Professional Development

  • Develop professionally through membership in professional organizations, attendance at conferences, and personal reflection




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