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Instructor - High School Counselor (57333)

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
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  • Provide direct services to 125-250 high school students through preventive and responsive counseling to address need for academic, social/emotional, and mental health supports.
  • Monitor students’ academic progress, behavior, attendance, and well-being to facilitate/provide appropriate intervention as needed.
  • Collaborate with families and educators to assist students with educational, career, and life planning.
  • Support students’ academic, social, behavioral, and emotional success in a school organized to provide multi-tiered system of supports.
  • Maintain regular parent communication (electronically, face-to-face, by phone).
  • Engage in annual cycles of professional learning.
  • Participate in practitioner inquiry (research) to support professional learning and inform continuous program improvement.
  • Analyze impact of strategies, practices, and curriculum on student success.

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School (DRS) is a public school established in 1934 with the mission to design, test, and disseminate innovations in K-12 education through serving a student population representative of Florida’s economic, racial, gender, and academic diversity. P.K. Yonge seeks to attract faculty that reflect the diversity of our student population. Affiliated with the College of Education at the University of Florida, P.K. Yonge faculty may partner with members of the college to develop, and test solutions grounded in our shared values of inclusivity, accessibility, equity, and student agency while educating the approximately 1150 students on campus.

P.K. Yonge boasts a small community-like atmosphere that fosters deep and impactful relationships with students and families over many years. Faculty work closely in a collaborative environment that cultivates open discussion about contemporary and enduring issues faced by schools today. As practitioner-researchers, P.K. Yonge faculty are constantly working to bridge theory and practice. To ensure the success of P.K. Yonge's mission, we seek and support faculty who find research and investigation inspiring, who value the opportunity to reach outside the campus boundary, and who are open to sharing outcomes on a broader scale.

P.K. Yonge faculty enjoy generous professional autonomy. There are numerous opportunities for growth and professional development. Faculty are fully supported to explore and learn within their areas; encouraged to present and attend professional conferences; and inspired to refine and improve their current practices.

As an employee of the University of Florida, faculty have the opportunity and support for participating in the university promotion process resulting in higher rank and increased salary. Additionally, P.K. Yonge faculty are afforded all UF benefits including the UF tuition assistance program to pursue advanced degrees at the University of Florida at little cost.

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If you are interested in being a part of this dedicated team of professionals, we invite you to submit your curriculum vitae or resume and application.

Minimum Requirements

  • Graduate Degree in Counseling, Counselor Education, Psychology, Social Work or other related field
  • Specialization in Mental Health OPTIONAL PREFERRED
  • Florida counseling certification and/or Mental health licensure
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and effective strategies for motivating and teaching students with differing abilities from a variety of backgrounds

Preferred Qualification s

• 3+ years of K-12 COUNSELING experience
• Experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
• Multicultural competency preferred
• Experience working with children and adolescents preferred

The anticipated start date is July 30, 2021. This position is a 10-month appointment. Review of applications will begin immediately after job posting and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should complete a candidate profile at and submit.

  1. A cover letter or letter of application
  2. A complete resume or curriculum vitae
  3. Three letters of recommendation providing evidence of effective teaching experience and ongoing collaboration with teaching colleagues

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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