Washoe Country School District

August 23, 2014

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School Counseling Information

Washoe County School District is currently accepting applications for counselors on an ongoing basis. Interested individuals should review the Job Announcement for Certified Employees. WCSD maintains a pool of candidates for all counselor positions within the district. As vacancies occur, candidates to fill those vacancies will be selected from the pool of eligible teachers.

Our recruiting process has changed. Instead of applying for individual school openings, applicants now apply to general job postings (i.e. Elementary, Middle School, High School). Human Resources will conduct initial interviews in order to build pools of qualified candidates.
Minimum Qualifications.
* Current Nevada Counselor License
* 4 Confidential References
* Master’s Degree in Counseling/Guidance
Please note: Most communication from Human Resources is done via email. It is very important to check your email regularly.
Step 1 - Application
Access WCSD’s Online Application System and fill out an online Certified application.  Attach a copy of your most recent evaluation to your application on the Attachments page.
Once your application is complete:
* Select the Jobs tab
* Select View/Apply next to the teaching position you would like to apply to
* After reviewing the job specifications, click on Apply for the Job
 Step 2 – References
In order for applications to be complete, they must have at least four (4) professional confidential references returned. One reference must come from the most recent past supervisor. References from current and former counseling supervisors (i.e., Principals, Lead Teachers or Counselors) are generally stronger than references from colleagues or friends. References must have been submitted within the past eighteen (18) months in order to be considered. Once four references have been returned, applicants must email teach@washoeschools.net to request an application review. 
Step 3 - Application Review
The Office of Human Resources reviews applications to make sure candidates meet both minimum qualifications and the specific requirements of each position.  Applicants who meet those criteria are invited to participate in an Assessment Interview. 
Step 4 – Assessment Interview
Candidates who meet the requirements are invited to participate in an Assessment Interview consisting of a group problem-solving activity, a 10-minute lesson presentation and a one-on-one interview.  
Step 5 – Hiring Pool
Candidates who successfully complete the Assessment Interview will be placed into a pool of eligible hires for any open positions.  As positions become available, Principals will pull applicants from the pool for site-level interviews.
Step 6 – Site Level Interview
Principals decide which applicants to interview from the hiring pool. Applicants may interview at as many sites as they wish until they accept an offer from one of our schools. 
Job announcement (select Counselor- Continuous Posting)