WAYNE-WESTLAND COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
36745 Marquette Street
Westland MI 48185-3289
TITLE: Adult Education Counselor/MRS Counselor – Part-time
Monday & Wednesday - 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Summer Hours are Flexible
REPORTS TO: Building Administrator
LOCATION: William D. Ford Career-Technical Center
DATE: April 19, 2012
CLOSING DATE: Until Filled
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Possess a Michigan Secondary Teaching Certificate with Guidance and Counseling endorsement
- Documented evidence of a minimum of two years teaching and/or counseling experience at the secondary level
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of Adult Education guidelines, policies and programs
- Mastery of techniques of effectively communicating ideas to diverse groups; including project group, parents, students, professional colleagues and administration
- Mastery of techniques of counseling small groups/individuals, providing career/occupational guidance
- Familiarity with correct assessment testing instruments for interest aptitude and academic development
- Knowledge and experience with MRS students
- Knowledge and experience of Participant Sec 107 Funding
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned
- Provide group intake/registration in-service to identify potential students
- Evaluate transcripts of students to determine eligibility
- Individually review records of students to determine status
- Test students and establish levels via reading and math and prescribe remedial help where appropriate
- Assist in the establishment of policies and procedures for operation of the adult vocational program as requested
- Act as liaison with outside agencies including Michigan Rehabilitation Services
- Direct the secretary to complete Michigan Rehabilitation Services monthly evaluation forms
- Complete credit evaluation forms on file
- Direct the secretary in the maintenance of appropriate records
- Telephone prospective enrollees relative to enrollment in specific classes
- Assist students in the completion of school district registration forms
- Work with administration on yearly Adult Education calendar (including Summer and Winter sessions), course offerings, and tuition/fees
- Develop and schedule Adult Education marketing and recruitment including scholarships, phone contacts, letters, classroom and agency presentations, course offering booklets, registration flyers, career fairs, and media coverage
- Schedule MRS meetings, progress report dates, TABE testing, AAA Auto testing, and the Fall and Winter Michigan Auto Certification exams
- Maintain participant priority list to monitor free-tuition FTE’s during registration sessions and the participant free-tuition requirement chart
- Update William D. Ford registration materials for Fall and Winter Adult Ed registration booklet
- Interview and register all new MRS (Michigan Rehabilitation Services) students individually
- Co-ordinate pupil and participant registration with the Tinkham Adult Education counselor
- Assist pupil accounting secretary with Fall and Winter Membership Report preparation
- Complete counseling preparation for MAERS entry and follow-up
- Oversee MRS client authorizations and billing
- Develop Winter registration chart with number of remaining class openings, free-tuition FTE’s and percentage of those allotted to low enrollment classes
- Prepare William D. Ford’s membership participant data for the Adult Education End of Year report
- Other duties as assigned by the principal
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
This person must be able to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time and must be able to move about the building as needed. This person must be able to communicate with students, parents, teachers and administrators and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
The employee is frequently required to interact with students, staff and occasionally with the public. At times the employee may be directly responsible for the safety and well-being of students.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: The work year is determined by the number of days students are in attendance during the regular school calendar and/or specific program needs. The work days for this position are Monday and Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 24 hours weekly.
The hourly rate is based on the WWEA-ACE contract and is $29.50 per hour.
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated by the Building Administrator.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply on line at http://wwcsd.net or come to the Human Resources Department to access the online application system.
The information contained in this job description is not an exhaustive list of duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned. Job descriptions are not intended as a do not create employment contracts. The Wayne-Westland Community Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.