Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has an automated process for receiving and processing practicum and internship applications. A request by the university designee must be submitted to Susan Brann (firstname.lastname@example.org), recruitment specialist in Department of Human Resources. On receipt of the request the recruitment specialist will forward the appropriate links to the university designee. Each applicant will be required to complete an online application which will include uploaded attachments (see below). It is recommended that applications be sent a month before the deadline, if possible. After the application packet is processed, it will be forwarded to the elementary and secondary counseling specialists for final approval and placement. All applicants for a counseling observation, practicum, and internship must be currently enrolled in an accredited Master’s or Doctoral level School Counseling Program.
Note: All universities planning to place a student counselor in a Fairfax County public school must have a signed memorandum of understanding with FCPS that meets the requirements and responsibilities outlined in this document.
School employees may not complete observation, internship or practicum hours in the school where they are currently employed.
The student counselor applicant must provide name and contact information of the university supervisor who will meet with the on-site supervisor and will be available for at least three scheduled contacts with the on-site supervisor throughout the practicum and internship.
The intern applicant should not contact the school counselor until approval has been granted for the practicum or internship. Approval information will include the name of the on-site counselor supervisor and contact information.
The student counselor will have two supervisors: on-site supervisor and university supervisor. The student counselor is responsible for coordinating conferences between the two supervisors.
The university supervisor will serve as the university liaison for the on-site supervisor. The university supervisor will also serve as the university's agent if placement must be terminated.
The university supervisor will contact the on-site supervisor a minimum of three times.
The university supervisor will be available for questions and/or additional site visits as necessary. The university supervisor will provide general oversight to facilitate a successful experience for all.
The university supervisor will contact Ellissia Price, elementary counseling specialist at email@example.com or Valerie Hardy, secondary counseling specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org , with any questions or concerns about the student counselor or the site placement.
Follow the procedures for applying for instructional vacancies on the Human Resources page and email School Counseling Services at email@example.com to schedule a content interview.
Elementary School Counseling Specialist (K-6)
Secondary School Counseling Specialist (7-12)
College Success Program Manager
College Partnership Specialist
AVID Resource Teacher
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January 10, 2013