11 Oct

School Counseling Specialist Department Education Jobs Vacancy in Indiana Department Education Indianapolis

School Counseling Specialist Department Education
Indiana Department Education
Indianapolis IN
11 Oct, 2018 30+ days ago

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School Counseling Specialist Department Education Jobs Vacancy in Indiana Department Education Indianapolis Jobs Details:

Work for Indiana

Join U.S News & World Report’s #1 state government! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering applicants 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.

Indiana 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, policy makers, business leaders, and community-based organizations to achieve our mission of "Working Together for Student Success."

School Counseling Specialist

The School Counseling Specialist work is relevant and incorporates many of the objectives prescribed under the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) vision and mission. This position serves as a liaison between 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 and an indirect source of positive change for students by providing support to eliminate barriers to student learning, in effort to positively impact student success.

This position is typically filled at a salary of $55,000

A day in the life

  • Provide customer service/technical assistance to school counselors and other student service professionals, in addition to district and building level administrators, parents, students, community agencies, school counselor educators from Indiana colleges and universities, and leaders from professional associations.
  • Provide professional development to school counselors and other student service professionals and educators to enable constituents to stay current in their practice through over 20 targeted, educator professional development workshops, including fall School Counselor regional workshops; ISCA, IACAC, ACT, and IYI annual conferences; annual workshops including the Muncie Career Center, Indiana State Counselor Day, and Indiana University Kokomo Counselor Day; presentations for Indiana 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 Moodle courses.
  • Develop, modify, and disseminate print and web resources including training manuals; monthly counselor e-newsletter; Indiana School Counseling Competencies for Students; Indiana’s Roadmap to Student Success; K-12 Resource Guides for School Counselors, online training modules; School Counseling Webpage; and other numerous resources.
  • Provide consultation with Indiana school counselors as necessary on all matters related to school counseling, including requirements of school counseling in accordance with the Student Services
  • Rule 511 IAC 4-1.5-1; student academic, college and career, and social/emotional development; high school 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 School
  • Intervention and Career Counseling Development Program in accordance with IC 20-20-17, which partially funds elementary school counselor positions.
  • Coordinate collaboration between professionals in the School Counseling field (K-12 school counselors, professional associations, and postsecondary counselor educators.
  • Collaborate with state agencies and organizations by serving on advisory councils, task forces, and committees, including the Indiana Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC) and Indiana School Counselor Association (ISCA) board; Indiana College and Career Collaborative; 21st Century Scholars Advisory Board; ISCA-CHE Advisory Committee; SWIC Career Counseling Taskforce; Child Abuse forum; Indiana Common Electronic Transcript committee; Pathways Events Committee; and the Indiana Suicide Prevention Coalition.
  • Coordinate the contract and award process for schools who wish to receive the Gold Star Award through the development of a comprehensive, developmental, and accountable school counseling program. Gold Star programs are designed to support school improvement plans and PL 221 goals and strategies as well as ASCA National Standards and Model, allowing Gold Star schools to receive the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) award.
  • Oversee and/or serve on committees in response to new legislation. Most recent committee work includes:
  • L. 268-2013 (College & Career Readiness) – Developing and updating guidance for schools; Regional trainings and webinars; technical assistance to schools; creating user sites; regular meetings with the College Board.
  • HEA 1341 (2013 - Standard electronic transcript) – Developing and updating guidance for schools; Trainings and webinars; regular meetings with CHE, Parchment, Postsecondary Institutions, and SIS.
  • Collaborate with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development on the development, training, and distribution of information, updates, etc. for the Indiana Career Explorer.
  • Diploma Seals Project

What we’re looking for

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the organization and administration of comprehensive guidance 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 to further 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.


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:

  • Choose from four medical plans (including RX coverage), vision and dental
  • Wellness program that offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan
  • Health savings account, offered for most medical plans, includes state contributions
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to a private sector’s 401 K plan) with employer match, as well as a choice between two fully funded pension plans
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • The State of Indiana offers other generous leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • New Parent Leave
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free downtown parking

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $55,000.00 /year


  • comprehensive guidance and counseling programs at all grades: 1 year (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)

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