Wednesday, July 26, 2017

School Counselor: Desoto County

Conditions of Employment
  1. Are you a U.S. citizen or otherwise legally authorized to work in the U.S.?
  2. Federal immigration laws (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986) require employers to verify and attest to the employment eligibility of new employees to work in the United States. This requirement applies to all applicants. Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
  3. Do you understand that if you require District sponsorship you must have the proper Visa (e.g.H-1B)?
  4. Can you perform all the essential job function(s) of the position(s) for which you are applying, with or without reasonable accomodation?
  5. All employees of the Schol District of DeSoto County must be 18 years of age. Have you met this requirement?
  6. Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited educational institute as determined by the Florida Department of Education?
  7. The School District of DeSoto County requires all employees to be fingerprinted and meet Level II screening requirements as described in 1022.32 F.S. The fingerprint fee of $50.00 is charged to the employee and is payable by Credit Card, Debit Card or Money Order. Are you willing to submit to Level II screening requirements?
  8. Pre-employment drug screening is required for all job applicants selected to fill vacancies or new positions. Refusing to take the pre-employment drug screen, a positive result, altering the screen, or inconclusive test results will disqualify any candidate from employment and any offer will be withdrawn. Are you willing to submit to pre-employment drug screening?
  9. Do you understand that any false or misleading information in this application (or any omissions of information) shall be full and sufficient grounds to refuse to employ or having been employed shall be immediate cause for dismissal?
General Questions
  1. What motivated you to become a teacher?
  2. What special attributes do you bring to teaching?
  3. What is the teacher's most important role in the classroom?
  4. How would you use student assessment data to plan your lessons?
  5. Give an example of how you would integrate technology into your teaching.
  6. Describe how you would plan a lesson for a diverse group of learners.
  7. How would you involve parents in their children's school experiences?
  8. Describe your plan for continued professional growth as a teacher.
  9. What is your opinion of having a state-wide curriculum and administering state-wide student assessments?
  10. To what degree should the performance of your students be used to evaluate your effectiveness as a teacher?
  11. Are you certified in CPR?
  12. Have you been trained to administer First Aid?
  13. Have you ever worked with children or adults with special needs?
  14. Can you translate or interpret in any language other than English?
  15. Do you hold a valid Florida driver license?
  16. Are you a veteran as defined by s.295.07, Florida Statues?
  17. Are you claiming Veteran's Preference? *Note: In order to receive Veterans Preference, it is required that proof such as DD-214 (Military discharge papers) or its equivalent from the VA showing military status, dates of service and discharge type or other type of proof from the DOD or VA MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THIS APPLICATION. Spouses, widows, or widowers qualifying for Veterans' employment preference MUST SUBMIT with this application, the required documents in order to receive such Veterans' Employment preference.
  18. When are you available to start work?
  19. Are you currently under contract? If yes, which district? If yes, when does it expire? When may your present employer be contacted?
  20. Have you ever been employed in this district? If yes, when? Where?
  21. Do you currently have relatives employed by the School District of DeSoto County? If yes, please list names.
  22. List any professional activities, including professional or honorary organizations, research studies, publications and/or presentations.
  23. Have you ever been denied continuing employment? If yes, explain:
  24. Have you ever failed to be rehired, been asked to resign a position, resigned to avoid termination, or terminated from employment? If yes, explain:
  25. Have you ever been investigated for misconduct related to your employment? If yes, explain:
  26. Are you under investigation, or have you been charged with any violation of the Florida Code of Ethics in Education or any similar professional inquiry in any other state? If yes, explain:
  27. Have you ever had a teaching certificate or teaching license revoked or suspended? If yes, explain:
  28. Have you ever been convicted, pled guilty, or pled nolo contendere to a criminal offense, other than a minor traffic violation (this includes, but is not limited to a felony, gross misdemeanor, misdemeanor, DUI, etc.)? If yes, explain, giving dates:
  29. Have you ever been incarcerated, received probation, deferred judgement, pre-trial intervention, or adjudication withheld? If yes, explain, giving dates:
  30. Are you currently serving probation? If yes, explain, giving dates:
  31. Are you currently under investigation, or been named in an indictment, accusattion, or special presentment of any offense, other than a minor traffic violation? If yes, explain, giving dates:
  32. Have you ever had any arrest record sealed or expunged in which you were convicted, found guilty, had adjudication withheld, entered a pre-trial diversion program, or pled guilty or nolo contender (no contest) to a criminal offense other than a minor traffic violation (DUI is not a minor traffic violation)? If yes, explain, gicing dates:
  33. Have you ever been named by a state agency responsible for child welfare as a perpretrator in an indicated report of child abuse or neglect? If yes, explain, giving dates:
  34. Have you ever had a report of child abuse or sexual activities involving a K-12 student or minor filed against you with a school district, a state or federal agency, a police agency, or in court? If yes, explain, giving dates:
  35. Does your name appear on any Sex Offender Database in any state or country?
Equal Opportunity Statement

The School District of DeSoto County is an Equal Opportunity and Veteran's Preference Employer.  The School District of DeSoto County ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, gender, creed, color, national origin, religion, marital status, age or disability.
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