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School Counselor

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All applicants will fill out a

1. General Application for Employment and

2. Halau Ku Mana Application 

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School Counselor 


Hālau Kū Māna’s School Counselor is responsible for providing academic, personal and social guidance and support to all students of the hālau. As a member of the school’s resource team, the School Counselor utilizes research-based, best and promising practices that are consistent with the school’s vision and mission to provide guidance and support that is solution- focused and problem solving in nature. When necessary, the School Counselor facilitates appropriate referrals to external organizations (community mental health agencies, support services, HIDOE counseling supports, etc.). The School Counselor will also be expected to actively collaborate with colleagues on various school-wide committees. 

Essential Position Responsibilities (EPRs) 


Guidance and Support 

  • Guidance Instruction: Develop and deliver an appropriate and relevant guidance curriculum to students utilizing effective instructional strategies to meet the needs of all students.

  • Academic Support: Assists student transition and persistence towards graduation.

  • Advises on post-secondary plan; provides information on career options; disseminates and assists with post-secondary schools applications, scholarships and financial aid information. 

  • Personal & Social Support: Provides responsive services through the effective use of individual and small-group counseling, consultation and referral skills.

  • Data Collection: Collect and record relevant data, action plans, and student results to inform decision-making. 

  • Ensure student services systems are in place which include compliance with IDEA/504.

  • Utilize methods that are consistent with the School’s Vision and Mission.



  • Maintain open communication with the entire learning ʻohana (students, teachers, administrators, parents, families).

  • Clearly articulate student expectations.

  • Create and maintain good rapport with students.



  • Fulfill administrative requirements as required by school administrators and school policy, including maintaining and submitting required student records, completing and submitting administrative forms, attending and participating in staff/faculty meetings.

  • On occasion and when necessary, provide supervisory duties for non-instruction related activities.


Professional Development

  • Create and complete professional development plans with both long and short-term goals that relate to teaching responsibilities. 


Position Specifics and Requirements 


  • This position reports directly to the Poʻo Kumu. 


Position Requirements 

  • Master’s Degree in School Counseling or closely related field 

  • 5 years of related work experience [PREFERRED] 

  • Hawaiʻi Teacher Standards Board Certified (HTSB)

  • Familiarity with the American School Counselors Association (ASCA) standards of practice


Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and application of instructional methods that are grounded in Hawaiian cultural perspectives/worldview.

  • Thorough knowledge of the subject area and the ability to develop appropriate curriculum.

  • Familiarity with Project-Based Learning Strategies.

  • Ability to differentiate instruction.

  • Ability to manage classroom environments (small and large groups).

  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, counselor and school administrators.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams to develop and deliver interdisciplinary curriculum.

Pay Range 

  • School Counselor salary and benefits are determined by the most recent collective bargaining agreement between the Department of Education and the Hawaii State Teachers Association.


* HKM utilizes 14-passenger school buses to transport students to/from campus to various learning sites.  These learning sites are critical components in implementing the school’s Aloha ʻĀina Education (AAE) program. All teachers assigned to a project will need to seek Hawaiʻi School Bus Driver Certification; other Hālau Kū Māna faculty and staff Hawaiʻi School Bus Driver Certification is  preferred.

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