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School Counseling Specialist - Department of Education

Company: State of Indiana
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

School Counseling Specialist - Department of Education Date Posted: Apr 29, 2022 Requisition ID: 314143 Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204 Work for Indiana Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana's communities every day.At the State of Indiana, we don't just talk about diversity and inclusion - Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. About the Department of Education: We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of innovative support to Indiana's schools, teachers, students, and parents. We are proactively working with educators, policymakers, business leaders, and community-based organizations to achieve our mission of "Working Together for Student Success. Salary: The starting salary for this position will be commensurate with education and experience.About the Job: The School Counseling Specialist work is relevant and incorporates many of the objectives prescribedunder the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) vision and mission. This position serves as a liaisonbetween the Department and other agencies, organizations, and constituencies on academic, career,social/emotional/behavioral health initiatives for Indiana students. This position acts as an advocate andan indirect source of positive change for students by providing support to eliminate barriers to studentlearning, in effort to positively impact student success.A Day in the Life: Provide customer service/technical assistance to school counselors and other student servicesprofessionals, in addition to district and building level administrators, parents, students, communityagencies, school counselor educators from Indiana colleges and universities, and leaders fromprofessional associations.? Provide professional development to school counselors and other student service professionals andeducators to enable constituents to stay current in their practice through over 20 targeted, educatorprofessional development workshops, including fall School Counselor regional workshops; ISCA,INACAC, ACT, and IYI annual conferences; annual workshops including the Muncie Career Center,Indiana State Counselor Day, and Indiana University Kokomo Counselor Day; presentations forIndiana School Counselor graduate programs; and other presentations as requested.? Update and provide a list of annual professional development opportunities for counselors.? Oversee the School Counselor videos in Moodle and provide certificates of completion for Moodlecourses.? Provide consultation with Indiana school counselors as necessary on all matters related to schoolcounseling, including requirements of school counseling in accordance with the Student ServicesRule 511 IAC 4-1.5-1; student academic, college and career, and social/emotional development; highschool and graduation course and credit requirements; legal and ethical guidelines; licensure;graduate programs, etc.? Oversee the allocation of funds, annual data report, and the selection committee for the SchoolIntervention and Career Counseling Development Program in accordance with IC 20-20-17, whichpartially funds elementary school counselor positions.? Coordinate collaboration between professionals in the School Counseling field (K-12 schoolcounselors, professional associations, and postsecondary counselor educators.? Collaborate with state agencies and organizations by serving on advisory councils, task forces, andcommittees, including the Indiana Association for College Admission Counseling (INACAC) andIndiana School Counselor Association (ISCA) board; Indiana College and Career Collaborative; 21stCentury Scholars Advisory Board; ISCA-CHE Advisory Committee; SWIC Career CounselingWhat You'll Need for Success: Master's Degree in School CounselingFive years of experience as a school counselor.Thorough knowledge and understanding of the organization and administration of comprehensiveguidance and counseling programs at all grade levels.Knowledge of federal, state, and IDOE rules and regulations pertinent to education.Knowledge of how school counselors coordinate with Career and Technical, Vocational and Adult Education, Tech Prep, College and Career Pathways, and other related programs.Ability to establish and maintain effective professional working relationships with IDOE staff; school district personnel; higher education institutions; state organizations, associations, and agencies tofurther enhance educational opportunities for all students.Ability to develop and experience coordination of professional development activities including conferences, workshops, and on-line delivery.Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills and strong decision making ability and attention to detail.Exceptional organizational and office management skills, including project management.Ability to make independent decisions within the scope of the IDOE vision and to perform without the need for direct supervision.Broad understanding of the functions of the IDOE and its various responsibilities.Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports: Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana: The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: + Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages + Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) + Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) + Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match + Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options + Group life insurance + Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits + Paid vacation, personal and sick time off + Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs + 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years + Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program + New Parent Leave + Free Parking + Free LinkedIn Learning Equal Employment Opportunity: The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role. Current Employee? Click here (\_company=indianaoff) to apply.

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