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Department of Public Instruction
School Counseling Consultant 
Job Announcement Code(s): 20-02613

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    Education Consultant

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
The salary will be between $27.91-$40.67 per hour ($58,052 - $84,593 per year), plus excellent benefits. This position is in pay schedule 13, range 02. A one-year probationary period will be required.
Liz Barbarick, HR Specialist-Sr, 608-267-9200,
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Deadline to Apply:
The deadline to apply for this announcement is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2020.
Assessment Information:
See "How to Apply" below.

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The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is committed to ensuring every child graduates ready for further education and the workforce. We must align our efforts so students are learning the skills and knowledge necessary to become contributing members of our communities. To build on our long-standing commitment to public education, we strive to recruit and retain quality employees who are willing to talk openly and commit to helping us increase our diversity of our organization. Our employees are vital to the success of our students, schools and communities. For more information about DPI, please go to

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The Student Services/Prevention and Wellness team in the Division for Learning Support is seeking applicants for an Education Consultant position specializing in school counseling.  This position will lead the discipline of school counseling and activities within the department and provide consultation and technical assistance to schools and districts throughout Wisconsin. Team members enjoy working with smart, talented, passionate people who are committed to closing opportunity gaps and ensuring a high quality education for all students.  If this sounds like work you would like to do, then please apply for our
 Education Consultant position located in our Madison office (125 S. Webster St.).

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Position Summary:   This position will  provide expert leadership, consultation and technical assistance to schools and districts, state, regional, and local agencies, parents and interest groups regarding comprehensive school counseling programs, collaborative pupil services, Equitable Multi-Level Systems of Support (EMLSS), suicide prevention programs and alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) prevention programs.  Responsibilities also include being the department's liaison to other units within the department relative to career and technical education. This position will also assume responsibility for special assignments in concert with the mission and goals of the agency, division and team.

Special Notes:   

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of hire.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., without DPI sponsorship).  The Department of Public Instruction does not sponsor visas, either at time of hire or at any later time.


Please address the following in your resume and/or cover letter.

A minimally qualified applicant must have experience:

 Providing consultation and technical assistance to Pk-12 schools/districts on comprehensive school counseling programs (i.e., personal, social and emotional, academic and career development, etc.);

 Developing or  conducting workshops/conferences;

 Assisting in the development or implementation of rules/standards/policies for credentialing of school counseling personnel; and 

 Assisting Pk-12 schools/districts in implementing federal/state/local school policy related to comprehensive school counseling services.

Well qualified candidates will also have experience: implementing or evaluating a school-based suicide prevention program; and/or, implementing an EMLSS; and/or, implementing or evaluating a school-based AODA prevention program.

How To Apply:   

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To be considered for this position, applicants must complete the online process.  Applications that do not include all of the requested materials will NOT be considered.  Your submission will be evaluated by one or more job experts. Candidates who are deemed eligible will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process where vacancies exist.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration as a transfer or voluntary demotion or former permanent classified employees should complete the online application process to apply.  If you are registered as a veteran with a 30% or more service-connected disability through the State of Wisconsin non-competitive job announcement, please submit your resume to the HR Specialist listed above.

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