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School Counselor


School Counselor

Position Status:  Full Time
Program: Exceptional Learners Division (Instructional/Non-Instructional)
Southern Adirondack Education Center, Hudson Falls, NY
Months per Year: School Calendar
Salary: Per SABEA Faculty Contract - based on experience
Job Posting Date: May 13, 2022
Application Deadline: Until filled
FUNCTION (General Statement of Duties and Distinguishing Features of Class)

To coordinate with BOCES and home school personnel on matters relative to the placement and performance of students involved with alternative and special education programs and to coordinate guidance-related activities associated with the alternative and special education programs.


  1. Coordinate the enrollment of students referred to the alternative and/or special education programs to which the staff member is assigned; 

  2. Work with home school counselors to secure signed credit agreements and a state exam history for each student enrolled;

  3. Develop projected course enrollment prior to scheduling; 

  4. Work with the program supervisor to develop master schedules for each program; 

  5. Produce and distribute individual student schedules; 

  6. Coordinate the inclusion of occupational education pull-out students in AHS/BEST academic courses; 

  7. Produce and distribute class lists and case manager lists for each teacher; 

  8. Oversee the quarterly production of report cards and the updating of students transcripts after each semester; 

  9. Oversee the scheduling, distribution, scoring, and reporting of grades for state exams in accordance with SED requirements; 

  10. Create procedures to verify accuracy of class lists, grade reports, and transcripts;

  11. Oversee creation and maintenance of databases related to: pupil personnel, academic information, case manager lists, student schedules, and transcripts;

  12. Work with case managers to ensure delivery of services as ordered;

  13. Consult with the GED instructor regarding the referral of students to sit for the GED exam and record keeping requirements for the GED program;

  14. Work with students to develop individual guidance plans including projected coursework, flexible career pathways, and projected graduation date;

  15. Collaborate regularly with the staff members at AHS and/or in the special education programs to which the staff member is assigned;

  16. Participate in Level III meetings and respond to guidance related concerns as needed;

  17. Respond in a timely manner to faculty requests for guidance related information and/or reports that are required for meetings with home schools and/or parents;

  18. Provide on-going communication with student, parent, and home school regarding academic and attendance issues;

  19. Ensure the timeliness and accuracy of all reports generated from the guidance office;

  20. Facilitate end-of-the-year meetings with Alternative Education students and home schools to review progress and establish recommendations for the next school year;

  21. Coordinate transition planning activities for the special education students beginning at age 12. This shall include, but not be limited to: insuring that Level 1 vocational assessments have been completed; 

  22. Overseeing the maintenance of individual transition planning folders;

  23. Coordinating transition planning meetings;

  24. Assisting students and parents with post high school educational planning and paperwork such as college applications and financial aid forms;

  25. Other tasks as deemed necessary by individual student transition planning areas;

  26. Conduct exit interviews with students prior to graduation or leaving the program;

  27. Oversee post-graduate follow up in order to assess transition efficaciousness;

  28. Complete PD-5A data sheets to record the status of special education students leaving the program;

  29. Any other such duties as may be delegated by the program administrators and may be necessary to perform the functions of the position.

Work Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 2:45 pm


NYS School Counselor Certification

The BOCES is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. The BOCES strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, gender (including gender identity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, military status, including past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic or other protected class recognized by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, disciplinary action, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment. The BOCES also prohibits any form of disciplinary action, reprisal, intimidation, or retaliation for the good faith reporting of incidents of discrimination, pursuing any discrimination claim, or cooperating in any investigation related to a report or claim of discrimination. Any employee, regardless of position or title, who subjects an individual to illegal discrimination or retaliation in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including the termination of employment. 

The Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES does not discriminate in its programs and activities, including employment and admission as applicable, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, economic status, marital status, veterans’; status, political affiliation, domestic victim status, use of a guide dog, hearing dog or service dog, disability, or other classifications protected under federal or state law, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The designated district compliance officer(s) will coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, and the New York State Human Rights Law. The BOCES Civil Rights Compliance Officer is: Katelynn Attanasio and Michael Varney, Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES, 267 Ballard Road, Suite 5, Wilton, NY 12831. phone: (518) 581-3372, email: [email protected] or [email protected] Complaints may also be filed with the Office for Civil Rights, New York Office, U.S. Department of Education, 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005- 2500, phone (646) 428-3800, fax (646) 428-3843, email: [email protected]