Supervising Counselor, School for the BlindExamination Bulletin for the Supervising Counselor, School for the Blind in the California Department of Education.
Under general direction, the Supervising Counselor works as a shift supervisor over counselor staff who provide residential care services to students. Typical tasks include planning and coordinating activities and programs which meet the identified needs of students; preparing or supervising the preparation of written schedules, activity plans, and student behavior management programs; supervising, training, and providing guidance and expertise to staff; contacting parents regarding the more difficult student behavior problems and coordinating the provision of nonschool social, medical, and other services to students and parents; participating in the development of individual student development plans with academic and other school professional staff; ensuring back-up support for Counselors in activities or in controlling student behavior; and working as a night shift supervisor over Night Attendants, School for the Blind.
Please read the entire bulletin to obtain specific information about this examination.
Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire
The California civil service selection system is merit-based, and eligibility for appointment is established through a formal examination process. The Supervising Counselor examination consists of a Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire (QAQ) that will be used to evaluate your experience, education, and training. The QAQ is the entire examination and will account for 100% of your score. Candidates will receive notification of their score by mail.
General Instructions/How to Apply
To apply for this examination, you must submit a complete application package which includes an Employment Application (STD. 678), the Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire with the Affirmation Statement, and evidence of completion of the education/credential requirement.
- Completed Employment Application (STD. 678) (PDF)
- Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire (PDF)
- Evidence of completion of the education requirement (copies are acceptable)
Please submit your completed application package to:
California Department of Education
Examination and Recruitment Office
1430 N Street, Room 1802
Sacramento, CA 95814
How to Apply for Vacant Positions
If you are successful in the Supervising Counselor examination, your name will be placed on an eligible list used for hiring. You may receive contact letters inviting you to participate in hiring interviews for Supervising Counselor positions. You can also search for Supervising Counselor positions by viewing our Job Announcements page. You should review and familiarize yourself with the position description and job duties listed on the Job Announcement prior to your hiring interview.