Friday, April 29, 2016

Lifeline Family Center Executive Secretary

Salus Care Job Listing

School Counseling: Guangzhou, China

JOB DESCRIPTION: If you're interested send your resume to Dr. Dick Moore at

Position Description:

The HS Guidance Counselor will support programs in the domains of academic, personal/social, college planning, and career development. The HS Guidance Counselor will teach sections of the Junior and Senior seminar courses in addition to the following specific duties:

• Work with the other members of the Counseling Department to develop counseling practices in accordance with NCPA frameworks.
• Be a scholar of his/her own practice. The HS Guidance Counselor will gather evidence of student learning with the express purpose of improving counseling support.
• Be actively involved with students through classroom instruction (Junior/Senior Seminar courses, Advisory lessons, student activities)
• Provide a proactive, inviting counseling program that actively involves students, parents and teachers.
• Conduct individual and small group student counseling and assist students to maximize individual intellectual, emotional and social abilities.
• Be fluent in the curriculum, instruction and assessment frameworks of NCPA.
• Design and implement the school advisory program in accordance with standards of the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) and the principles articulated by the Curriculum Coordinator. Advisory lesson designed by the counseling office are implemented and delivered to students by all teaching faculty.
• Assist students in making course choices to meet student interests and graduation requirements.
• Assist students in assessing their interests and aptitudes, relating these to college and career goals, and preparing a college application plan.
• Aid teachers and parents in understanding individual students and assist classroom teachers with students who are particularly at risk.
• Develop a collaborative relationship with his/her designated EAL Teacher who co-plans and co-teaches with the HS Guidance Counselor and acts as the HS Guidance Counselor’s linguistics coach and consultant on the Six Principles of Learning.
• Maintain and update transcripts for students in the secondary grades.
• Provide support to aid students in transition from middle school to high school, grade-to-grade, and from high school to college/university.

• Oversea annual school-wide standardized testing related to the college application process i.e. PSAT and SAT.
• Use web-based software to map the guidance and advisory curriculum, record school and course schedules, report cards, transcripts, individual college guidance plans, student academic goals, and other student documents.
• Be proactive in providing professional development for teachers and education forums for parents on various student behavior or development issues or college preparation topics.
• Co-develop with their supervisor, the High School Principal, a profession growth plan.

The HS Guidance Counselor must be qualified as follows:
• He/she must have a Masters degree in Secondary School Counseling or an equivalent program.
• He/she must have a minimum of five years experience as a college counselor in an accredited North American school or, preferably, an International school.
• He/she must have a clear understanding of U.S. and other major world colleges and universities, their admissions procedures, requirements and educational programs.
• Experience in schools with Advance Placement (AP) courses would be desirable.
• He/she must have a clear understanding of U.S. based educational programs, academic credits, academic standards and curriculum.
• He/she should have classroom teaching experience.

NCPA Background:

NCPA is the first American-style high school in China exclusively for Chinese nationals. NCPA’s groundbreaking immersion program is what distinguishes it from any other international-style school in China. NCPA is one of two “catalyst schools” in the ISS-sponsored World Language Initiative (WLI) EAL Pilot Program. With the support of the NCPA EAL Team and the WLI Consultant, each classroom teacher uses research-based, “high-challenge, high-support” EAL programs and curriculum to enable English learners' acquisition of full-academic English proficiency. Our model for immersion follows the Six Principles for ELL Instruction (Stanford University, January 2013).

To better prepare our students for the rigors of university every faculty member, regardless of content area, weaves into their instruction the four intellectual standards or habits of mind called Learner Goals based on Conley’s Standards for Success: 1) read to infer, interpret, and draw conclusions; 2) support arguments with evidence; 3) resolve conflicting views encountered in source documents; and, 4) solve complex problems with no obvious answer. Students should be applying at least one of the Learning Goals in every task they perform.

The NCPA Curriculum is derived from research-based, best practices. The model of instruction at NCPA has at its foundation Vygotsky's (1978) research on the importance of social interaction in learning and understanding. Marzano's Instruction that Works (2001) and The Art and Science of Teaching (2008), Hattie's Visible Learning (2009), and Schmoker's Focus (2012) have all influenced NCPA’s instructional practice. Reading and writing instruction follows the Columbia Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop and its adaptation for high school by Penny Kittle's Write Beside Them (2008) and Kelly Gallagher's Write Like This (2011).

NCPA is committed to standards-based instruction, assessment, and reporting following the work of Thomas Guskey (2001/2003), Doug Reeves (2003), Ken O'Connor (1999), Robert Marzano (1996/2000), and Susan Brookhart (1991/1993).

NCPA offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses to upper level students. The purpose of NCPA’s AP courses is to simulate the academic rigor and language of the American university classroom. At NCPA the AP exam results will complement a student’s achievement of the four Learning Goals.

Please see the video below to learn more about us.

Mekisha Hugh
High School Counselor
Nansha College Preparatory Academy
Guangzhou, China

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

School Counselor; 5th - 6th Elementary

Date Posted:
  5th - 6th Grade Elementary School
Date Available:
Williston Public School District #1, Williston, North Dakota, is currently accepting applications for the following position for the 2016-2017 school year: 

School Counselor; Full Time
5th - 6th Grade Elementary School 

Qualifications:  Valid North Dakota teaching certificate with Guidance/Counseling endorsement. 

Coaching positions are available.  

For more information about this position, please contact:

Chery Pierzina
Human Resources Director
Williston Public School District #1
PO Box 1407
1201 9th Avenue NW
Williston, ND  58802
Ph:  (701) 572-1580 ext 3004
Fax:  (701) 572-3547

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Part-time Counselor Position Available at Hodges University

Applicants should submit their resume and letter of interest to
Hodges University is seeking a part-time Counselor in the Student Development Office for our Naples campus.  Reporting to the Director of Counseling, the Counselor is responsible for addressing student needs in career, academic, social and/or personal areas through individual counseling, group workshops and seminars, and in certain cases, offering referral resources available in the community through private and public service agencies.
Candidates must have a Master’s Degree in counseling or counseling-related field, and be licensed in the State of Florida.  The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the nature of student development, be computer literate, have excellent communication skills (bilingual preferred), and have high ethical standards, professionalism, and people skills.
Hodges University is a private, nonprofit, SACS accredited university located in southwest Florida that primarily serves adult students. Applicants should submit their resume and letter of interest to
Hodges University is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or any other protected characteristics under the law in its hiring practices. All offers of employment are conditioned on the successful completion of a background check and in some cases, a drug test.
Hodges Annual Security Report (Clery Act Information and Policy) and Crime Stats can be found at:  The security report describes Hodges Annual Security Plan and the Crime Stats report lists the number and types of crimes committed on or near campus each year

Thursday, April 21, 2016

EMDR Basic Training (parts 1 and 2) - EMDRIA approved

EMDR Basic Training (parts 1 and 2) - EMDRIA approved

Learn EMDR in order to accelerate the treatment of a wide range of clinical issues for your clients.

This course is offered in a 5-day format and includes 10 hours of group consultation (not all courses include consultation!).   It is designed for licensed mental health practitioners who treat adults and children in a clinical setting. This course will develop clinical competence in using EMDR through didactic presentations, demonstrations, and supervised practicum. The goal of this workshop is to help clinicians feel competent in using of EMDR, both in their case conceptualization and in their treatment implementation.   There will be an additional emphasis on the use of EMDR with children.  This is the complete course, which consists of 20 hours of didactic and 20 of supervised practicum.

Presenter: Roxanne Grobbel, JD, LCSW
Sponsored by: Thrive Therapy, 2734 Oak Ridge Court, Unit 404, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Date: November 3-7, 2016

Program Objectives:
·        Understand the EMDRIA definition of EMDR.
·        Identify the research findings which support the efficacy of EMDR
·        Differentiate which clients and issues benefit from EMDR
·        Create a trauma-informed case conceptualization and treatment plan
·        Employ skills in using all 8 phases of the EMDR protocol.
·        Prepare clients for EMDR Therapy utilizing Resource Development
·        Identify and assess client readiness
·        Recognize and identify target events to be processed with EMDR 
·        Summarize the AIP model
·        Understand it’s use with Special Situations and Populations including children, addictions, anxiety, grief, and more.

For more information or to register go to:


SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR Lutheran Services is seeking an in-home substance abuse counselor to work in the Family Centered Services Program. Provide substance abuse and other services to families facing multiple issues, including child abuse and/or neglect. Complete psycho/social and suicide assessments in office and community settings. Masters degree in counseling or related field required; up to three years experience in adolescent and family counseling required. Complete assessments and treatment plans; write detailed case notes. 

Must be able to pass Level 2 background clearance; have a valid driver license and reliable vehicle. EOE/DFWP Apply at or by using this job link:

Friday, April 15, 2016

Lee County School Counselor of the Year from FGCU

Congratulations to one of our alums!

Lee County School Counselors and FGCU Students Recognized

The School District of Lee County is very fortunate to have outstanding educators in all subject areas throughout the system.  It is a pleasure to recognize the Outstanding Subject Area Teachers for the 2015-2016 school year.  Each elementary teacher will be formally recognized during the Regular School Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Each secondary teacher will be formally recognized at the Regular School Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

Current Student

English Language Arts
Heather Wibbels, Caloosa Middle


School Counseling

Sheri St. John, Gateway Elementary

Rosa Skinner, Oak Hammock Middle

Summer 2015 FGCU Commencement for Counseling Students

Has it been almost a year already?!

A Movement to End Poverty and Violence Within Lee County

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL MS position for August 2016

Mont’Kiara International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia seeks a full time experienced secondary school counselor beginning August 2016. The ideal candidate should have international school experience and understanding of the International Baccalaureate programmes, will provide a comprehensive counseling program for students in grades 6-9, consult with teachers, parents, and staff to enhance their effectiveness in helping students, and provide support to other middle-high school educational programs including responsive student support and career and college development.
Interested candidates should submit at the earliest, a resume and cover letter with references to Secondary School Principal, and cc: Head of School,

Helpful videos for enhancing student productivity from Dr. Sabella

In random order:

Managing Internship Data and Communications

PDF Tricks

Using Excel's Recommended Charts function (Pre to Post)

Chrome Browser: Quickly Access Your Most Popular Sites

Google Forms Custom Themes & More

Excel F11 Key for Creating a Bar Chart

Creating a thermometer chart from bar chart - YouTube

Creating a pre to post chart in Microsoft Excel

Using Microsoft Word Styles

How to export your Chrome bookmarks. - YouTube

Also check out:
Data Boot Camp 2.0. This tutorial is designed to provide you with step-by-step instructions for learning tips, tricks, and shortcuts when dealing with data in your work as a school counselor, administrator, or other educator. Particular attention is given to using a popular spreadsheet program, Microsoft Excel™, which is designed to analyze, share, and manage information so that you can make more informed decisions in your work. As a result of learning more about data, you will also be better able to monitor student progress and communicate to other stake holders about how your school counseling program is making a positive difference in the lives of students.

Full-time position with the Family Alliance team

We are seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time position with the Family Alliance team as a licensed or licensed eligible therapist for child-centered outpatient treatment program specializing in abuse issues.

Two years’ experience working with children, a Master’s degree in social work, mental health counseling or psychology is required. Bilingual person a plus. Position requires two evenings a week. Flexibility a plus.

The Children's Advocacy Center of SWFL, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Resumes can be sent to me at

Val Gill, LMHC
Clinical/Prevention Director
Children's Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida, Inc.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Solution Focused Brief Counseling Training

See below for registration:

 May 7 & June 4; 8:30am-12:00pm
Location: 1010 Fifth Avenue South

 May 14 & June 11; 8:30am-12:00pm
Location: Atrium Executive Center
8695 College Pkwy, Suite 1181

 May 28 & June 25; 8:30am-12:00pm
Location: Herald Court Centre
117 Herald Court

FMHCA Conference in Orlando Florida

The Florida Mental Health Counselor’s Association is currently accepting workshop proposals for the 2017 Annual Conference in Orlando Florida, February 2nd-4th, 2017 at the Orlando Marriott- Lake Mary Hotel. All proposals must be submitted online by August 31, 2016 in order to be considered. The online form allows you to upload all documents required for submission, as well as, complete the application. First round acceptance e-mails will be sent in the beginning of September. 

Click here for additional Details and Application:

Subject matters include, but not limited to:

1. Brain function and neuroscience
2. CPT-9 to CPT-10
3. Expressive and creative therapies
4. Multicultural counseling
5. Innovative treatments and skill building practice
6. Mindfulness
7. Music therapy techniques
8. Medicaid and Medicare documentation and accountability
9. Internet addictions and DSM
10. Using Gestalt in group therapy
11. DSM updates
12. Improve your insurance reimbursements/ASAM justification
13. Changes in managed care and toxicology
14. EMDR and trauma work
15. LMHC exam prep tips
16. Medical errors
17. Laws and rules update
18. Ethics update
19. Domestic violence (3 hour)
20. Human Immunodeficiency  Virus (HIV)
21. New Age healing techniques
22. Electronic management updates
23. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
24. Legislative update

Benefits of Presenting:
  • Presenters will receive a $50 discount on conference registration.
  • Promotion of your name and credentials on our website, in our conference app, and in all electronic and print marketing materials, where appropriate.
  • Recognition of your expertise by FMHCA and by other industry professionals
  • Networking opportunities. 

Save the Dates February 2nd-4th, 2017 

FMHCA is the only organization working exclusively for LMHCs in Florida
       Additional ways to connect with FMHCA
•          Visit our website -
•          Like us on Facebook and join our members only Facebook group
•          Join our members-only LinkedIn group
•          Follow us on Twitter
•          Subscribe to the FMHCA YouTube Channel

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Job Title: Summer Camp Counselor

General Statement Of Duties
Under the supervision of the Program Director, the position is responsible for the direct care, supervision and well being of all children enrolled in the Summer Camp, for children ages 5-12.
Currently Reports To
Childcare Program Director /Site Director/ Senior Program Director/Sports Director
Status Part-Time / Non-Exempt
Typical Physical Demands
Requires individual to perform a broad range of activities. Requires full range of motion, including manual and finger dexterity and hand and eye coordination. Requires corrected vision, speech, and hearing to normal range, or special accommodations made of sufficient nature for completion of assigned tasks. Ability to lift 30 pounds. Extended standing, bending stooping and walking
Read more: Summer Camp Counselor-Fort Myers Job in Fort Myers, FL |

Friday, April 1, 2016

FGCU Department of Counseling in the Spotlight

In the Spotlight: Florida Gulf Coast UniversityFlorida Gulf Coast University has been developed as a dynamic higher...
Posted by CACREP on Friday, April 1, 2016



        Degree in public health, social services or closely related field;
        Prefer experience with the public health outcomes based planning model, SAMHSA strategic prevention framework;
        Prefer Certified Addictions Prevention Professional Certification and/or experience as prevention specialist;
        Excellent facilitation skills, coaching, supporting and developing collaborative partnerships;
        Experience managing in a collaborative environment, respect for diverse cultures, and experience in public speaking and presentations;
        Flexible schedule for evening and weekend work/events, as needed;
        Must be cleared through NCIC/FCIC background check and drug screen, and must pass motor vehicle report clearance;
        Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and preferred knowledge of e-newsletter software (i.e. Constant Contact) and desktop publishing software (i.e. Microsoft Publisher and Adobe programs);
        Must have reliable transportation and a valid Florida Driver’s License;    Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Reports To:  Executive Director of Drug Free Collier.   

Duties and Responsibilities:  The Prevention Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the overall coordination and development of Drug Free Collier’s initiatives, including media and marketing efforts and youth engagement.  Duties include to:

        Represent Coalition through participation on related taskforces, coalitions, boards and community meetings;
        Create and give presentations to various groups and organizations in Collier County in order to educate about the coalition and implementation of environmental strategies to change community climate around substance abuse; 
        Input data in online data management systems for State and Federal contracts;
        Maintain accurate and current statistics regarding substance abuse in Collier County; 
        Establish and maintain positive working relationships with participating agencies, referral sources and other community groups to assess, plan, and implement prevention initiatives within the paradigm of environmental strategies; 
        Research and implement science-based substance abuse prevention programs; 
        Recruit community members to serve as Coalition members and volunteers; 
        Develop and maintain consistent branding for Coalition to promote a unified message of its mission;
        Develop reports, print material, online material such as e-newsletter and other promotional items to help raise awareness of substance abuse prevention and assist in marketing/resource development efforts;
        Work with youth to develop school clubs tasked with promoting substance abuse education and positive peer influence;
        Coordinate community events, such as membership meetings, town hall meetings, youth events, trainings and youth development activities;
        Assist the Executive Director in exploring grant outlets, grant writing and report preparation; 
        Performs basic duties of the Executive Director in his or her absence or as directed by the Board of Directors;
        Other duties as assigned.

Interested parties can email or call 302-6717.

Financing Graduate Studies

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