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||Danbury, CT United States
|| Education and Library
A support staff member is an integral part of the Pupil Personnel Services team whose major concern is for the quality and delivery of their respective programs which include developmental, preventive, and/or remedial services.
They use assure that all programs, materials, and practices are free from gender and minority bias and discrimination, and that they are in keeping with the letter and spirit of Title IX and Affirmative Action policies adopted by the Board of Education.
The support staff member is jointly responsible to the respective coordinator and to the principal of the building(s) to which he/she is assigned. They are supervised and evaluated by the respective coordinator, in consultation with the principal or the assigned building(s).
Examples of Responsibilities
Plans, conducts and evaluates the school-wide developmental guidance program including appropriate curriculum, orientation activities, mentor programs, and dissemination of student information.
Counsels individuals and/or groups of students through the development and interpretation of individual written education, personal, and/or career plans.
Assists students on making appropriate transitions through his/her education.
Interprets test scores and other student information for staff and parent as appropriate.
Works with students, parents and other family members in situations of concern or emergency/crisis.
Attends Planning and Placement Team meetings.
Qualifications & Requirements
Must possess or be eligible for Connecticut School Counselor certification (068).
Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to deliver content.
Ability to relate successfully with staff, families and students from diverse backgrounds, experiences and skill levels.
Demonstrated ability to implement differentiated instruction and build upon the strengths and challenges of a multi-cultural and multi-racial classroom/district.