Counselor

Emmett School District Southwest / Boise School/Guidance Counselor Intermediate Full Time Posted 1M ago

About this job

Elementary School Counselor
Shadow Butte Elementary

Position Purpose
Provide students, parents, administrators, and other teaching staff with information on career and/or educational opportunities; administer and interpret career assessment tools, and assist students in developing educational and occupational goals and plans. 

Essential Performance Responsibilities
Oversee Positive Behavior Supports Intervention (PBIS). Facilitate regular meetings with staff to discuss effective interventions for students with behavioral needs.
Collect and analyze PBIS data for Tier 1 and Tier 2 interventions.  Data will also be shared with the Principal and staff to identify trends, successes, and areas for improvement.
Oversee school-wide efforts to address bullying, Peer pressure, and other important topics.
Assisting students in making adjustments to the school setting by considering differences in personality, background, and abilities.
Providing individual counseling and referral information to students and parents.
Providing small group sessions for students on topics such as friendships, respect, and other social skills.
Working with parents, teachers, and students in efforts to plan for the student’s welfare and academic success.
Providing conferences among individuals including parents, students, teachers, and administrators in instances where interpersonal communication is necessary for the welfare of the student, classroom, or school as a whole.
Oversee 504 caseload, which includes meeting with teachers, parents, and students to determine appropriate accommodations for students.
Utilizing student records to assist teachers and administrators in understanding and working with individual students with discipline or academic problems.
Assisting students to develop skills in setting and achieving goals.
Aiding students to acquire the attitudes, knowledge, and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect themselves and others.
Assisting students and their families in using available community referral resources such as psychological, social, medical, or other related services.
Pursuing continuous professional growth.
Working collaboratively with other district counselors and other district staff.
Confidentiality will be maintained as specified by law.
Knows and follows school policy and the chain of command.
Acts ethically and confidentially in all aspects of employment.
               
Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge and experience with Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS)
Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
Ability to use computer network systems and software applications as needed.
Ability to organize and coordinate work.
Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and staff.
Ability to engage in self-evaluation about performance and professional growth.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

Qualifications Profile:
   
Certification/License
Idaho Certification as a School Counselor (Pupil Personnel)
   
Education
Masters from an accredited college or university in counseling or social work.
   
Experience
Experience in a school setting preferred but not required.

Application Procedure:
Apply Online at www.emmettschools.org/jobs

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Emmett School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.