May 11, 2020

2020-21 Counselor

  • TrulyHired
  • Laveen Village, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description


QUALIFICATIONS:

Arizona Guidance Counselor Certification. Board Certified Behavioral Analyst training preferred. Master's Degree with a major in guidance and counseling or social work. Three years teaching experience at the elementary level preferred. Licensed Professional Counselor is preferred.

REPORTS TO:

Principal/Director of Student Services

JOB GOAL:

Provides individual and group counseling services to support students' educational programs.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collects, organizes, and analyzes information about individuals through records, tests, interviews, and professional resources.Assesses academic, personal/social, and career strengths and weaknesses for educational planning.Refers students for additional non-districted provided services.Assists individuals to understand and overcome social, emotional, and behavioral issues.Reviews recent research to improve counseling techniques.Provides educational programs with students, teachers and parents.Develops Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans in conjunction with relevant school staff, parents, and student.Identifies, assesses, and responds appropriately to students in crisis.Determines appropriate program(s) of study to meet specific needs of all students.Provides instruction based on established objectives and individual student needs.Motivates students to maximize their learning potential and ensure that all students have successful experiences.Maintains confidential counseling records and documentation separate from other school records.Attends staff and in-service meetings, workshops, and school functions.Provides social, emotional, and behavioral health support to students and personnel as part of the district Crisis Response Team.Performs other job related duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES:
Perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios.Read a variety of manuals; writes documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others.Understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions.Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: recordkeeping principles; and office equipment/software.Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional situations; Responds promptly to student, staff, and public needs.Interpersonal Skills - Maintains confidentiality; Creates and maintains a positive and conducive work environment.Oral Communication - Responds well to questions.Written Communication - Edits work for spelling and grammar.Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.Ethics - Treats people with respect.Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful and positive manner.Safety and Security - Uses equipment and materials properly.
LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos.Ability to write correspondence.Ability to work with a variety of people and maintain confidentiality of information.

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet and District software, preferred accounting used software and Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and other appropriate technology software).Knowledge of appropriate business machines and telephones.Monitor special system(s), not limited to, including security and fire alarm systems.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. In addition, some carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity.The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: requires sitting, walking, and standing.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Ten-month, full time, employee pay and benefits in accordance with Board policy.FLSA: Exempt

EVALUATION: Performance to be evaluated in accordance with the Board policy.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
Contact Information
  • Stephanie Niehus
  • 5001 W. Dobbins Road
  • Laveen, Arizona 85339

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