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Title of Vacancy
School Counselor, J. M. “Chick”Buckbee Juvenile Detention Center, Augusta, WV

Administrative Unit
Division of Technical and Adult Education, Office of Institutional Education Programs

1. The staff member works effectively as member of an education team. 
2. The staff member demonstrates professional behavior and appearance. 
3. The staff member exhibits an attitude of mutual respect and tolerance. 
4. The staff member is ethical. 
5. The staff member demonstrates good work habits. 
6. The staff member demonstrates effective writing and oral presentation skills. 
7. The staff member demonstrates expertise in areas of responsibility. 
8. The staff member demonstrates adequate computer skills. 

Duties and Responsibilities
The West Virginia Department of Education, Office of Institutional Education Programs, has responsibility for the education of youth placed at J. M. “Chick” Buckbee Juvenile Detention Center in Augusta, WV. This is a short-term secure facility for juveniles awaiting disposition by the courts.  
The West Virginia Department of Education is seeking a dynamic school counselor to address students’ roadblocks to achievement and to guide them in educational, occupational and life decisions that will impact their development into productive and responsible individuals, duties and responsibilities include the following: 
1. Assists in the process of student intake and orientation. 
2. Assumes responsibility for educational records including the transfer of records, evaluating students’ credits, developing and maintaining grade reports and transcripts, protecting confidentiality of records, and documenting the results of conferences with students. 
3. Prepares and sends to the home school of record documentation of any grades and /or credits earned. 
4. Prepares and sends to the home school of record an appropriate “Memorandum of Understanding” for junior and senior students as they prepare for graduation. 
5. Administers and interprets assessments to aid in finding student strengths, weaknesses, aptitudes and interests. 
6. Works effectively with the building administrator to coordinate state required assessments. 
7. Gathers, analyzes and interprets student data for IPTP, IPP, SAT and MDT meetings. 
8. Assists in the coordination of the special education process. 
9. Facilitates the implementation of the social skills and transition curriculum. 
10. Implements strategies through direct and indirect services to support the delivery of a comprehensive developmental guidance curriculum to students, as set forth in Policy 2315, in the areas of academic, career and personal development. 
11. Maintains appropriate balance in the delivery of the guidance program for the guidance curriculum, individual student planning, responsive services and system support. 
12. Assists host agency staff, when appropriate, concerning crisis intervention needs. 
13. Works cooperatively with other educational staff to develop a meaningful and realistic educational/vocational (IPTP/IPP) plan for each student. 
14. Facilitates exit planning to assist in transitional services, thus providing linkages to help students re-enter school, work, home and community life. 
15. Communicates with other school personnel, family members and other key adults to assist with transition support. 
16. Maintains a positive working relationship with education, treatment and the host agency staff. 
17. Assumes responsibility for maintenance of continuing education and knowledge of current trends in the profession of school counseling. 
18. Complies with the host agency’s policies and procedures. 
19. Completes and submits all reports required by the Office of Institutional Education Programs in a timely manner. 
20. Performs other duties as required by the assigned school principal or administrator. 
Department of Education staff are employed upon recommendation of the State Superintendent of Schools and are state employees. No representative or employee of the state is authorized to enter into any employment contract or other agreement. Department staff work under the direction of the State Superintendent of Schools for the general supervision of the free schools in the state and the implementation of the policies of the Board and other necessary tasks as determined by the State Superintendent or his/her designee. Each employee is "at-will" and subject to termination by the State Superintendent at any time, with or without notice, cause, or compensation.  
The employment relationship between the State Superintendent and the employee may be terminated by either party. Reasons for termination by the State Superintendent include, but are not limited to, immorality, incompetency, cruelty, insubordination, intemperance, willful neglect of duty, unsatisfactory performance, the conviction of a felony or a guilty plea or a plea of nolo contendere to a felony charge, misuse of funds or property, violations of law or policies of the State Board, lack of need, or a lack or loss of funding.  

1. Holds or qualifies for a West Virginia certificate as a school counselor for middle school and adolescent students as defined by West Virginia State Board Policy 5202. 
2. Possesses the knowledge skills and ability to successfully; (a) perform job requirements; (b) work within the special setting of a secure institution; and (c) work as part of a transition team in concert with others. 
Candidates for employment must complete an official application form that may be obtained by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (304) 558-2702. The application may also be downloaded online at http://wvde.state.wv.us/hr/ 

Desired Qualifications
1. Experience in the counseling of troubled youth. 
2. A minimum of three (3) years of school counseling experience. 

$38,010.00 - $71,036.40 Hampshire County Salary Schedule commensurate with educational level and years of experience.

Closing Date (by 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time)
July 01, 2013

Apply to
Liz Bryant, Secretary 
Office of Human Resources 
Building 6, Room 264 
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East 
Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0330 
Phone: 304-558-2702  
Fax: 304-558-0216 
Email: lbryant@access.k12.wv.us 

Responsible to the assigned principal or administrator.

Term of position
240 days

Per State Board Policy 5310


WVDE Employment Application

Application and Instructions.

The West Virginia Board of Education and the West Virginia Department of Education do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, disability, age and national origin in employment and in administration of any of their education programs and activities. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (304) 558-2702 or to the Section 504 Coordinator at (304) 558-2696, West Virginia Department of Education, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305; or to the Office of Civil Rights at (215) 656 8541 [TDD (877) 521-2172], U.S. Department of Education, 100 Penn Square East, Suite 515, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107-3323.