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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3162999
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : August 23, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

DC International School is hiring a full time HS Counselor. Please submit your cover letter, resume, and an example of a data-driven program you have implemented or would implement in a diverse school setting to resume@dcinternationalschool.org. You will need to pass a background check. No phone calls please.

Position Overview: This position entails developing and implementing a data-driven comprehensive school counseling program that meets the diverse needs of all students. This position will collaborate with appropriate personnel to ensure positive counseling practices for students and meet the larger educational needs of the high school community.

Qualifications: Retains a current and valid certification as a school counselor. A Master's Degree is required. Bilingual in Spanish (preferred).

Essential Responsibilities:
Provide direct support service to individual students, small groups, and classrooms, through short-term group and individual counseling and classroom support. Collaborate with counseling staff to provide crisis intervention.
Plans and coordinates classroom guidance lessons in the areas of academic achievement and personal and social development.
Supports the annual updates of student data and records (i.e. writing letters of understanding, tracking progress toward graduation, transcript and schedule audits, community service etc.)
Track attendance data and implement interventions for students and families.
Develop and maintain family outreach programs and community partnerships, serving as a school liaison.
Serve as a member of the school support team and collaborate with general and special educators, coordinators, and leadership.
Collaborate with DP, CP and College and Career Coordinators to assist with advising students on academics and post-secondary plans.
Communicate through a variety of mediums with parents and students.
Embrace French, Spanish, and Chinese cultures by leading and participating in cultural activities for faculty and students Other duties as assigned.
High degree of communication through a variety of mediums with parents and students.
Ensure that our 1:1 Chromebooks program is implemented effectively for students by infusing technology into instruction.
Other duties as assigned.

DCI faculty and staff embrace the rigor and commitment necessary to build a shared culture and vision. We want you to join our team dedicated to social justice, environmental stewardship, diversity, internationalism, and interdisciplinary education as reflected in the International Baccalaureate curriculum framework. We expect that all of our students can achieve academically at the very highest levels. Our mission statement reflects our core values: DC International School inspires inquiring, engaged, knowledgeable and caring secondary students who are multilingual, culturally competent, and committed to proactively creating a socially just and sustainable world.

Faculty and Staff Development/Benefits: DCI is committed to the principles of servant leadership and to providing faculty and staff with the resources and training they need to provide an excellent education experience for every student and family.
We have a benefits package that includes health and disability insurance and paid leave.
We offer teachers daily planning time, professional development, and reasonable class sizes.
Teachers and staff have the appropriate technology and support to do their work.

DC International School is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural and multilingual environment.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $ 55,000 to $ 80,000 Per Year
  • Job Categories : Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
    Student Services > Social Worker
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    DC International School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Appropriate training and licensure is required. A Master's Degree is preferred (Bachelor's Degree is required). Bilingual in Spanish (preferred).
    • At least 4 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Melina Jimenez-Flores , Human Resource/Talent Manager
    • 1400 Main Drive NW
    • Washington, District of Columbia 20012

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