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K-12 Instructor - School Counselor

Position overview

Position title: School Counselor
Salary range: $56,834 - $115,068

Application Window

Open date: June 29th, 2021

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Jun 27, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Position: The Preuss School K-12 Instructor - School Counselor
AY 2021-2022 Opening: 1 position.

Annual Salary Range (based on education and credentialed experience): $56,834 - $115,068.00.
Representation: Unit IX – Non-Senate Instructional American Federation of Teachers

The Preuss School at UC San Diego ( is a charter middle and high school dedicated to providing a rigorous college-prep education for low-income scholars who will become the first in their families to graduate from college. As a department within UC San Diego Academic Affairs, The Preuss School also serves as a model school to study and develop best practices in the preparation of low-income, urban scholars for college admission.

Under the supervision of the Vice Principal, The Preuss School counselors are focused on the attainment of the California Standards for the School Counseling Profession:
a. Engage, advocate for and support all students in learning;
b. Plan, implement and evaluate programs to promote academic, career, personal, and social development of all students;
c. Utilize multiple sources of information to monitor and improve student behavior and achievement;
d. Collaborate and coordinate with school and community resources;
e. Promote and maintain a safe learning environment for all students;
f. Develop as a professional School Counselor.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Required - Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in the appropriate field.
Required - Current California Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential with an emphasis in school counseling.
Required - Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) compliance.
Required - Applicants must pass Live Scan background check and Tuberculosis (TB) screening.

Preferred qualifications

Preferred - Experience in school counseling
Preferred - Bilingual in Spanish

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Copy of Degree/Transcript - Please include a copy of your transcript to determine level of education for salary column placement.

  • Copy of California Pupil Personnel Services Credential - Valid California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) with an emphasis in school counseling.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please describe any counseling strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA