Director of Counseling, SEL and Student Services

The Monticello Central School District   Monticello, NY   Full-time     Education
Posted on September 15, 2023
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Posting ID: 23-24(66)
Title: Director of Counseling, SEL and Student Services
Post Date: September 12, 2023
Post End Date: October 11, 2023
Time of Workday: As per MASA Contract
Start Date: October, 2023
Deadline: October 11, 2023
Salary Range: $115,000.00 to $125,000.00


  • Current NYS School District Leadership Certification (SDL) or School Building Leadership Certification or equivalent.
  • Preferred 3 years of experience in school administration.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a teacher, related service provider or counselor.


  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be flexible and highly energized.
  • Candidate must Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrates strong social-emotional intelligence.
  • Exercise strong judgement, patience and a problem-solving approach when addressing issues.
  • Able to handle a fast-paced environment and embrace change with flexibility.
  • Prioritize a humanistic and student-centered approach when working with students.

The successful candidate for this position is an effective leader with a proven record of developing positive relationships among students, families, and school staff. The candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience in providing instructional leadership at the district and building levels in order to develop, implement, and supervise high quality systems and structures for counseling, SEL, MTSS and other student support areas.
  • Knowledge of research-based practices for instructional design, delivery, and assessment to support students at risk;
  • Responsible for the direction and oversight of all aspects of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) model of counseling, successful implementation of MTSS, positive behavior management supports, social and emotional learning standards and other curricula and programs. The director of CSS will work collaboratively with the MTSS coordinator and administrative team, school faculty, students, parents, and members of the wider school community.
  • The director of CSS will promote, inform, and participate in the use of restorative practices including professional development to support staff. They will assist in the coordination of special programs such as My Brother’s Keeper, Tomorrow’s Teachers, Todays Students, and will co-chair the Code of Conduct Committee. 


  1. Supervising and evaluating staff including teachers and other departmental staff;
  2. Coordination of a comprehensive guidance and counseling program;
  3. Communicate and collaborate with Principals and other administrators regarding assignments;
  4. Assist in the screening and interviewing of applicants for position vacancies and make recommendations for appointment;
  5. Researches, recommends, and assists with implementation of methodologies and practices that lead to student engagement and achievement as well as the successful implementation of a Multi-Tiered System;
  6. Work with elementary grade level leaders, coaches and department instructional leads in middle school and high school to ensure a well-articulated curriculum and sound pedagogical practices, k-12 in the areas of social and emotional health, behavior supports and counseling;
  7. Plan, coordinate, and conduct appropriate meetings for area of responsibility. Attend appropriate district-wide meetings;
  8. Assist with preparing and monitoring the annual department budget and related federal and state grants;
  9. Assist with coordinating and developing District policies, regulations and procedures as they relate to counseling, SEL and student services;
  10. Any other duties as assigned by the Superintendent. 

The Monticello Central School District is in Sullivan County, NY, centrally located between New York City, Albany, and the Pocono Mountain region. This provides a rare combination to live in a rural setting and still be close to major metropolitan areas for recreation and work. Monticello is the largest of the eight county school districts with a multicultural enrollment of approximately 2,700 students.

The Monticello Central School District hereby advises students, parents, employees, and the general public that it offers employment and educational opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, or handicap. Present staff members who are interested in applying for the above positions should submit a written statement indicating the position they are applying for outlining past experience in a similar position and summarizing qualifications for the position. If additional records or other materials are needed, these will be requested after receipt of the initial written submission. EOE