Guidance Counselor

Posted on: June 23, 2022

Position Title:
School Counselor- East St. Louis Charter High School (13825)
665585 – School of Education, Health and Human Behavior
Job Posting Description:

The East St. Louis Charter High School is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time, School Counselor vacancy. The SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School serves a total of 120 students from grades 9-12. Students access the latest technology, equipment and curricula in their STEM classroom and other STEM initiatives.

As a member of the school’s support staff team, the Counselor will provide a comprehensive guidance program for students as appropriate to their grade level. The Counselor provides direction, resources, and assistance to Charter High School students and consults with teachers, staff, and parents to enhance their effectiveness in helping students succeed and be college/career ready. This position will help students understand and overcome social or behavioral problems through classroom guidance lessons in addition to providing individual or small group counseling services on the basis of student and school needs. The Counselor will also advise students academically, helping them set realistic short/long term goals and complete graduation requirements as set forth by ISBE. The selected candidate will establish and expedite programs and activities to assist students with being college and/or career ready upon graduation, including college field trips, dual enrollment options, and other area programs. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned based on the needs of the school.

The mission of the SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School is to prepare students, who are career- and college- ready upon graduation. To achieve this mission, the school and its staff will positively impact the educational and economic lives of East St. Louis, Illinois youth through:
-Individualized instruction in core academic subjects;
-Exploration of career interests and aptitudes;
-Assistance in realizing students’ talents;
-High academic goals and expectations that graduates will become competitive employees for the 21st century.

This position is a current 10-month (August – May), full-time Administrative / Professional vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. SIUE offers an exceptional array of benefits to all full-time and part-time employees (50% or more receive benefits accrued at percentage of appointment) including:
*Medical, dental and vision insurance;
*Life insurance;
*University tuition waivers;
*SURS retirement plan;
*Supplemental retirement savings plans;
*Paid vacation and sick leave accrual;
*Generous holiday schedule/paid holidays;
*WorkLife programs;
*Employee Assistance Program (mental health and wellness);
*Employee discounts (local and national retailers).
For more about our benefits and employee services, visit:

To Apply for this Vacancy:
This position closes to applicants at 11:59 p.m. CST on the posting end date. When applying through the HireTouch system, please be sure to complete all of the updated 2022 forms that are attached to the job located under your Applicant Profile box (refresh browser if needed).

Candidates must upload and attach the following documentation to their application package in SIUE’s HireTouch system:
-Cover Letter
-Unofficial academic transcripts, including those for SIUE. All candidates must provide transcripts for educational qualification verification and/or course work assessment.
-Any certifications/credentials for qualification purposes.
-List of at least three professional references with current contact information.

When uploading your required documents, please ensure you attach them to the correct position using the drop-down box to label. Failure to follow this step may keep Hiring Managers from reviewing your materials. Incomplete application packages will result in a delay of review and/or non-review. Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. NOTE: Some positions may be represented by a union and may incur union dues.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. SIUE is committed to education that explores the historic significance of diversity in order to understand the present and to better enable our community to engage the future. Integral to this commitment, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville strives for a student body and a workforce that is both diverse and inclusive. We strongly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups, including women, members of racially minoritized groups, and individuals with disabilities, to apply. For more on our Statement of Diversity, visit:
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

-Candidates must hold an Illinois Type 73 School Counselor Certificate.
-Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills are required.
Preferred Qualifications:

-Master’s degree in school counseling is preferred.
-A minimum of 2 years of high school teaching experience.
-Experience with Master Scheduling and working with Electronic Student data bases.
-Successful experience working with college and career placement.
FLSA Exemption Status:
Posting Salary:
Commensurate with education and experience; excellent benefits package.
East Saint Louis Campus
Posting Start Date:
Posting End Date:
Required Documents:
Certifications, Cover Letter, References, Resume

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