2020-21 Counselor Application Updates
If you’re applying to be a School Counselor or Behavioral Health for the 2020-21 school year, check out when your application will be reviewed and when you will hear back from the Recruitment team:
*application closes May 4, although SDP reserves the right to close the position earlier if application volume exceeds our need.
Applications will be reviewed during the following review windows listed below and candidates meeting screening criteria will be invited to be interviewed by the Office of Prevention and Intervention. If you apply and pass the initial interview process, you will be entered into the talent pool and will be eligible to apply and interview for school specific positions. School-based interviews will begin April 1, 2020.
Compensation and Benefits
Teachers and Counselors are compensated with a 10 month salary, paid over 12 months. The salary for teachers is competitive and ranges from a minimum starting salary of $46,267 up to a maximum starting salary of $84,591. Salary credit is provided to teachers with two years or more of verified teaching experience. Click here for more information on our salary scale.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package for Teachers and School Counselors that includes medical, dental and vision coverage along with wage continuation and life insurance. Benefits are administered through the School District and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT).
Questions about certification?
If you have questions about the certification you need for a position, or if you are enrolled in a certification program and would need an emergency permit for a position, check out our Certification page.
Know a great teacher or counselor?
Do you know any experienced or aspiring teachers or school counselors that should work for the School District of Philadelphia? If so, please refer him or her here!