Secondary School Counselor - Milford High School

Milford, DE 19963, US
Jun 11, 2018
Grade Level
High School
Close Date:

Location: Milford High School

Reports To: Principal

Starting Date: August 22, 2018

  • A valid certificate as a Secondary School Counselor.

Performance Responsibilities:
  • Register students new to the school and orient them to school procedures and the school's varied opportunities for learning.
  • Aid students in course and subject selection.
  • Work to resolve student's educational handicaps.
  • Work to discover and develop special abilities of students.
  • Counsel with students on an individual or group basis in the solution of personal problems related to attendance, home and family relations, health and emotional adjustment.
  • Work with students to achieve academic success by means of individual or group conferences concerning attendance, study skills, progress reports, grades, promotion, appropriate placement and high school graduation credits.
  • Work to prevent students from dropping out of school.
  • Work closely with special programs established by Board policy such as attendance committee, special education staffing, and Individualized Education Program (IEP) conferences.
  • Obtain and disseminate occupational information to students and to classes studying occupations.
  • Help students evaluate career interests and choices and assist students in pre-employment efforts and placement on the job.
  • Confer with parents whenever necessary.
  • Interpret the guidance program to the community.
  • Provide in-service training in guidance for teachers and student teachers.
  • Advise administrators and faculty on matters of student discipline.
  • Maintain student records and protect their confidentiality.
  • Select, administer and interpret standardized tests to assist students in making appropriate career choices.
  • Maintain a file of catalogs, school profiles and scholarship aid information related to schools, colleges and institutions offering post-secondary vocational training and education.
  • Provide student information to colleges and potential employers according to provisions of the Board's policy on student records.
  • Make recommendations to colleges for admissions and scholarships.
  • Meet with representatives of vocational schools, academic colleges and the military services to discuss their programs and requirements and arrange meetings with students.
  • Serve as a liaison and also make referrals to agencies outside the school such as Department of Welfare, the courts, family services, psychiatrists and counselors.
  • Conduct an annual follow-up study on high school graduates.
  • Any other duties so assigned by the principal.

Terms of Employment:

Salary and work year to be according to the current salary schedule and the Professional Agreement. Eleven-month assignment.

Salary and Benefits: Salary range and benefits are commensurate with qualifications and experience in accordance with Board of Education Policy.

Evaluation: Performance will be evaluated annually in accordance with the Board's policy on evaluation of professional personnel.

Application Process:

Internal applicants must submit the following:
  • Letter of interest

External applicants must follow the application process. All qualified and interested persons are invited to complete the online application at . A paper version of the application is available upon request. Only completed packets will be considered. The following items must be included:
  • Resume
  • Copy of unofficial transcripts
  • Three separate letters of recommendation

Application Deadline: June 19, 2018

For more information contact: Jason Peel, Director of Human Resources and School Climate, 906 Lakeview Avenue, Milford, DE 19963 Tel: 302-424-6393 or Email:

Employment with the Milford School District is contingent upon successful:
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Child Protection Registry Check
  • Physician's Health Certification
  • TB Test (within last five years)
  • Verification of Credentials and Past Employment
  • Adherence to School District Policies
  • Milford Board of Education Approval

Milford School District reserves the right to take disciplinary action up to and including termination upon discovering false or misleading statements and/or documents after an offer of employment has been accepted. The Human Resources staff will assist in completion of all required documentation.

Milford School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment or in educational programs, services or activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, citizenship or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or upon any other categories protected by federal, state, or local law.

If any person has a complaint alleging any action which is prohibited by this policy, they should contact the Title IX Coordinator or the District 504 and ADA Coordinator, 906 Lakeview Avenue, Milford, Delaware 19963. Telephone (302) 422-1600.

Reports To: Principal

  • School Guidance Counselor Grades 9-12 (Valid 5-8 in a Middle School)

A person may not be employed by a public school employer in any position requiring licensure and certification if the person does not meet licensure and certification requirements established under Chapter 12 of [Title 14 of the Delaware Code]..., except pursuant to a license extension and/or emergency certificate issued pursuant to Chapter 12. See 14 Del. C.§ 1313.

Direct deposit of paychecks is a condition of employment for all new employees hired after December 31, 1995

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