- 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
- 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
- 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
- Analyze impact of strategies, practices, and curriculum on
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.
For more details about UF benefits, please visit
To learn more about P.K. Yonge, please visit
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.
- 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
- 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
• 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 http://jobs.ufl.edu
- A cover letter or letter of application
- A complete resume or curriculum vitae
- Three letters of recommendation providing evidence of effective
teaching experience and ongoing collaboration with teaching
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
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
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,
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