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Florida Atlantic University School Counselor in Boca Raton, Florida

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Position Summary:

Florida Atlantic University is seeking a School Counselor, Boca Raton, FL.

With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, FAU is pushing the boundaries of higher education. Florida Atlantic's faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes.

The School Counselor's responsibilities will include:

  • Design and implement a data driven, comprehensive school counseling program for students, including students with disabilities to address barriers to student learning and to close the achievement/opportunity gap.

  • Provide direct services for students including, but not limited to, school counseling, scheduling and executing core curriculum instruction on social emotional learning, individual counseling, student success planning, large and small group counseling, and proactive, preventative and responsive services.

  • Support school staff in the identification, collection and analysis of student performance data, for improving academics, rigorous goal setting for all sub-groups.

  • Develop and execute effective action plans for improving academic, social/emotional, and transitions from middle school to high school.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) including, Response to Intervention (RtI), Social Emotional Learning (SEL), and School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS).

  • Work collaboratively with ESE team, and monitor and track assigned students on 504 plans.

  • Participate in the process of determining whether a student qualifies for services, and participates in staffing or evaluation team meetings and conferences, as appropriate.

  • Create a school-wide culture of pride, trust and respect, including the development of preventative proactive approaches against all forms of mistreatment and bullying.

  • Work collaboratively with other school counselors, academic and school advisors to achieve established goals of the comprehensive school counseling program aligned to American School Counseling Association (ASCA) and Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).

  • Assist with coordination of Duke TIP program for elementary and middle grades students.

  • Provide counseling for students during times of transition, separation, heightened stress and critical change.

  • Provide indirect services on behalf of students including, but not limited to, referrals for additional assistance and consultation/collaboration with parents, teachers, administrators, and other key stakeholders to create learning environments that promote educational equity, access and success for every student.

  • Analyze and report outcomes of the school counseling program.

  • Support the continuum of mental health services, including prevention and intervention strategies, and identify best practices for collaborating with school-based and community mental health providers to enhance student success.

  • Arrange and participate in student, parent and teacher conferences and data chats with administrators as needed.

  • Maintain records of conferences and send reports, within the limits of confidentiality, to the grade level administrator.

  • Provide educational counseling to students prior to the scheduling of classes.

  • Facilitate the process and analysis of documentation for student referrals and provide guidance to faculty and staff on the process.

  • Communicate with school leaders, teachers and parents regarding the individual needs of identified students.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization by time of application required.Certification: Eligibility for Florida Educator’s Certification in Guidance and Counseling and/or School Counseling required.Prior Guidance, Counseling and/or School Counseling experience required.Preferred Qualifications:Middle school counseling experience preferred.Demonstrated ability to deliver school counseling program supports and interventions that promote student achievement, social emotional development, and college/career readiness.Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, evaluate, and document outcomes of a comprehensive school counseling program.


Commensurate with Experience

College or Department:

A.D. Henderson


Boca Raton

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice. All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents. Our application site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of certification, copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format. Transcripts for faculty positions must be an official copy scanned into an electronic format and attached to the application. Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to the application.An unofficial transcript may be used during the hiring process to assure that the prospective faculty member may be credentialed for the courses they are expected to teach. An official transcript sent directly from the institution is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of class.The candidate selected for the position will be required to have fingerprinting done at the FAU Police Department and a background check done by the school. This position is subject to funding.Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

Florida Atlantic University is where your future begins.

Florida Atlantic's faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art and technology in all disciplines. Student success, excellence and community engagement are some of our highest values as a university. These values are prominent throughout FAU's community and are essential to the employee experience. FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service, and reflects this commitment as a key Platform in its 2015 - 2025 Strategic Plan. All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about the vision and mission of FAU, please visit: www.fau.edu

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Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. For communication assistance, call 7-1-1.

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