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WV Department of Education.
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Title of Vacancy
Coordinator, School Counseling, Office of Leadership & Continuous Improvement, Charleston, WV

Administrative Unit
Division of Support and Accountability, Office of Leadership & Continuous Improvement

Expectations
1. The staff member works effectively as a member of an educational team. 
2. The staff member demonstrates self-control and exhibits an attitude of mutual respect and tolerance. 
3. The staff member is ethical and demonstrates good work habits. 
4. The staff member is skilled at providing technical assistance and staff development at the school, county, and state level. 
5. The staff has excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
6. The staff member demonstrates an ability to work effectively with representatives from federal, state, and local agencies. 
7. The staff member demonstrates the ability to effectively use technology in completing work-related tasks, providing professional learning opportunities, and in communicating with stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Collaborate with local education agency staff to plan, implement, and evaluate statewide improvement of school counseling and mental health service programs. 
2. Collaborate with other West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE), Division of Teaching and Learning, and offices to support high quality implementation of comprehensive school counseling programs (CSCPs), and expanded school mental health to ensure alignment with best practices that enhance the success of all students.  
3. Provide ongoing training and technical assistance to support the Office of Middle and Secondary Learning in implementing Evidence- and Standards- Based Advisory Systems as required by Policy 2510. 
4. Use appropriate technology tools to maintain regular, relevant communication and to share program resources with school counselors and relevant school and community stakeholders. 
5. Work with the West Virginia School Counselor Association, local education agencies, and other relevant stakeholders in revising policies and developing and updating resources that support implementation of high quality CSCPs. 
6. Collaborate with the Office of Leadership and Continuous Improvement, local education agencies, and other partners to conduct school diagnostics, make recommendations to improve student support services, provide technical assistance to schools and county offices, and evaluate program outcomes. 
7. Coordinate and conduct professional learning opportunities for school counselors and relevant school and community stakeholders on topics that promote alignment with the WV Comprehensive School Counseling Model, the WV Expanded School Mental Health (ESMH) Framework, relevant WVDE policies, and other student support initiatives.  
8. Support school staff and community partners in identifying and implementing best practices, programs, and services that promote positive school climate and culture that enhance school safety and student learning. 
9. Work with the Office of Facilities and School Transportation to regularly update the School Crisis Prevention and Response Plan and aligned resources, and assist with training and technical support for schools. 
10. Attend state and national trainings and meetings to maintain current information to improve leadership in supporting alignment with best practices for implementing CSCPs and mental health services within multi-tiered systems of support and school system improvement frameworks. 
11. Work with the WV Board of Examiners in Counseling to remain active as a state provider for Licensed Professional Counseling CEUs, and collaborate with state and county entities to provide CEUs at relevant professional learning events. 
12. Serve on and lead committees, taskforces, and advisory groups that promote collaboration between stakeholders to enhance CSCPs, ESMH, and Systems of Student Support.  
13. Serve as the WVDE lead with the Common Ground Compact military and community partners to support use of best practice protocols and military resources that advance student success. 
14. Assist schools, school systems, and community partners in identifying and utilizing data systems to analyze CSCP and ESMH program outcomes related to attendance, climate and culture, behavior, achievement, drop-out and retention rates, graduation rates, and others. 
15. Collaborate with the Higher Education Policy Commission, Workforce WV, the Office of Career and Technical Education and other appropriate WVDE Offices to ensure a systemic PK-20 approach to career exploration and planning and ensuring all students are college and career ready. 
16. Collaborate with the Higher Education Policy Commission and districts to improve training programs to ensure that counselors, principals, teachers, and other child serving professionals are prepared for their role in modern day comprehensive school counseling programs and other student support structures. 
17. Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant State Superintendent in the Office of Support and Accountability and the Executive Director of the Office Leadership and Continuous Improvement. 
 
EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP: 
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 implementing the policies of the board and other necessary tasks as determined by the State Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee. Each employee is ďat-willĒ and subject to termination by the State Superintendent of Schools at any time, with or without notice, cause or compensation. 
 
The employment relationship between the State Superintendent of Schools and the employee may be terminated by either party. Reasons for termination by the State Superintendent of Schools 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 no contest 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.

Qualifications
1. Masterís Degree in Counseling. 
2. West Virginia Board of Education certification in school counseling or school psychology. 
3. Five of more years of employment in the public schools as a school counselor with county level administrative experience preferred. 
4. Experience in designing and implementing systemic improvement efforts. 
5. Experience in designing/delivering professional development related the WV Comprehensive School Counseling Model and Expanded School Mental Health. 
 

Desired Qualifications
1. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the ASCA National Model, the West Virginia School Counseling Model, the WV School Counselor Evaluation, the WV School Counselor Performance Standards, Evidence-and Standards-Based Advisory Systems, Policies 2315, 2520.19, 2510, and other policies that affect comprehensive school counseling programs and student support services. 
2. A broad range of professional experiences related to coordination of comprehensive school counseling programs, including school-based mental health service delivery. 
3. Experience in working with collaborative groups, completing tasks, and achieving goals. 
4. State and national leadership in educational programming and professional development. 
5. Experience in the use of technology and distance learning tools. 
6. Experience in writing grants and proposals for funding. 
7. Experience in budget and grant management for state and/or federal program funds. 
8. Expertise with group facilitation and group process techniques. 
9. Qualified to provide continuing education units to licensed counselors, psychologists, and other mental health clinicians. 
 
Note: Selected applicants will be required to demonstrate oral and written communication proficiency through designed activities conducted during the interview session. 
 
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 be downloaded at http://wvde.state.wv.us/hr/jobOpportunities.php.

Salary
$72,872.00-$79,872.00 (Commensurate with educational level.)

Closing Date (by 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time)
November 20, 2017

Apply to
Liz Bryant, Executive Secretary or Samantha Harvey, 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: wvde.hr@k12.wv.us 

 


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