School Counselor

Islesboro Central School | Islesboro, ME

Posted Date 7/13/2019

     On behalf of the Islesboro School Committee, the School Counselor Search Committee invites qualified candidates to apply for this exciting opportunity. Islesboro Central School (ICS) seeks a visionary individual to serve as the Middle School and High School counselor. The position is multi-faceted, combining the historic role of a school counselor with a concentration in post secondary preparation and Pathways coordination. Pathways, ICS’ hallmark program, provides 60 students in grades 7-12 with a tailored educational experience. Through individual Pathways programming,  ICS students are deeply involved in a wide array of local and global issues and are encouraged and supported to explore areas of career interests through experiences, job shadowing, and internships.

    ICS has become known as an innovative leader in providing a nurturing and challenging environment for every student in grades K-12, by ensuring all students have access to a rigorous program of academics along with a wide range of programs in the arts, athletics, and extracurricular activities. ICS prides itself in providing a top notch education in tandem with meaningful and rewarding experiences throughout the school year. With unyielding support from the community, this one-of-a-kind island school is poised to establish itself as a model for public education.

    The greatest predictor in educational success is one in which students’ preferences evolve into meaningful choices and then the informed passionate pursuit of individual interests; ICS believes that a student fully engaged in active choices in pursuit of work, the trades, certified programs or higher education is a force to be reckoned with. ICS rests on the premise that well-rounded socially responsible students must actively participate in substantive choices for their course of study, which provides the foundation for happy and successful adults in later life. Pathways provides the necessary framework in which extraordinary outcomes have become a norm.

    The candidate fortunate enough to be chosen as ICS’ next School Counselor will be afforded a great deal of autonomy along with high expectations and high rewards. An outline of the position is as follows:

Post-Secondary Planning

  • Provide post-secondary planning programming to students in grades 9-12
  • Promote AP and Early College opportunities for students
  • Work individually with students and parents to establish post-secondary goals
  • Ensure students complete ICS graduation requirements
  • Promote learning online, in the classroom, at Mid-Coast School of Technology and incorporate Pathways experiences into the student transcript
  • Establishes and maintains respectful partnerships with families, community members, and outside resources in support of students


Pathways Plan Coordinator

  • Research internship and career experiences available for 7-12 students
  • Prep students for individual annual Pathways meetings
  • Prepare and facilitate Pathways meetings with students, faculty and parents/guardians
  • Follow up with all Pathways site placements including site visits and ensure appropriate paperwork is completed annually
  • Create opportunities for students to do cool things
  • Establishes and maintains respectful partnerships with families, community members, and outside resources in support of students



  • Organizes and creates in collaboration with teachers; academic, social, and career exploration plans for each student.
  • Demonstrates and understands counseling theory and child development
  • Advocates for each student’s success and well-being
  • Committed to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • Develops personal and supportive relationships with every student
  • Provides counseling and support to students as needed in alignment with the ASCA model

Application procedures:

To be considered for this position, please submit the following:

  1.    A letter of interest summarizing one’s qualifications
  2.    A professional resume
  3.    A completed application, available from the Superintendent’s Office or ICS website
  4.    A minimum of three, and preferably five, current letters of recommendation
  5.    Post-secondary transcripts
  6.    Maine certification for counselor
  7.    Position open until suitable candidate is found

Salary and benefits based on qualifications and experience.

  •     Paid health insurance
  •     Full time negotiable
  •     Service to begin September, 2019
  •     All materials as hard copoies should be sent to:

     Charles Hamm

     Head of School

     Islesboro Central School

     159 Alumni Drive, PO Box 118

     Islesboro, Maine 04848



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