Elementary School Counselor probationary position available beginning September 1, 2019. Assignment to include working across four elementary schools, grades K-5. Unique opportunity to develop this program in accordance with New York State Education Department's updated regulations, which focus on a supportive, collaborative school climate with an ability to work with school colleagues, family and community, to cultivate an inclusive, nurturing, and physically safe learning environment. This program shall be designed to prepare students to participate effectively in their current and future educational programs, to help students who exhibit any attendance, academic, behavioral or adjustment problems, and to educate students using appropriate social/emotional developmental standards. Exhibited leadership in a collaborative work environment key.
Responsibilities to include student counseling within age appropriate social-emotional growth parameters, collaboration with teachers, social workers and psychologists to improve educational progress, analyze student learning through classroom observation and participation in building and departmental level support teams. Experience working with elementary age students in a counseling environment key.
A Farmingdale Teacher demonstrates a commitment to students as intelligent consumers of content by fostering learning opportunities that support students as self-reflective regulators of their learning, providing meaningful and purposeful feedback, and addressing social emotional learning. Candidates must be committed to their own continuous growth in professional knowledge and pedagogy and possess a willingness to collaborate with parents, teachers, students and administrators to maximize learning for all.
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate:
- An understanding of his/her responsibility to challenge and support all learners
- Success in helping diverse groups of students to achieve at high levels
- Philosophical and practical understanding of teaching to students who reflect the cultural and linguistic diversity of our community
- Commitment to engaging students in relevant and contextualized study that reflects both the traditional canon and new learning standards
- Desire to work collaboratively with experienced staff
- Effective use of instructional technology to engage students and to intensify learning
- Understanding of range of pedagogies and instructional techniques to engage all students
- Experience with project-based learning and a commitment to real-world application of skills