Guidance Counselor – Hastings

Composed of 5 Divisions and more than 4700 employees, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is dedicated to our mission of Helping People Live Better Lives. One of the many groups we serve are high-acuity youth; their needs are often significant, complex, and vary from each youth. DHHS is dedicated to a therapeutic, rehabilitative, and holistic approach to their care and is in need of a Guidance Counselor at our Hastings Regional Center to assist in driving those efforts forward. DHHS and the State of Nebraska value employees as well as a supportive environment. We strive to promote diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or genetics. 

The State of Nebraska also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement, and vacation benefits.

Examples of Work

 • Develop and implement both group and individual lesson plans for daily learning experiences 

• Maintains accurate and complete records as required by laws, policies, and regulations. 

• Instructs students utilizing a variety of classroom methods, adapting methodology and instructional materials to meet student needs, abilities, and IEPs. 

• Assigns and grades class work and homework; prepares, administers, and grades tests. 

• Establishes and implements behavioral protocols; observes and evaluates student behavior, performance, social development, and physical health. 

• Maintain professional communication with administration and facility administrators and leaders 

• Oversee classes for high acuity youth ages 14-18. Additional duties may include, but not limited to, escorting students, community projects, and collaborative projects with other faculty / staff members.

Zone 4

Grades

7–12

Additional Information

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: A current Nebraska Teaching Certificate with at least a 7-12 endorsement. 

PREFERRED: 
• School counseling endorsement; Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school
• Previous classroom teaching experience in the field preferred 
• Knowledge of NE State Standards 
• Teaching experience with at risk youth is beneficial, but not a requirement. Classroom 
• Management will be essential for the optimal learning opportunity.

Contact Information

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
4200 W 2nd S
Hastings, Nebraska 68901
https://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Brittany Urias
(p) (402) 580-5101

How to Apply

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nebraska/jobs/3036462/guidance-counselor-hastings?keywords=guidance&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs