Mackay School District East Central / Idaho Falls School/Guidance Counselor Not Applicable Part Time Posted 3Y ago

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TITLE: K-12 School CounselorQUALIFICATIONS1. Holds a Pupil Personnel Services Certificate with a Counselor Endorsement (K-12)2. Minimum experience as determined by the Board3. Knowledge of computerized master schedule development4. Experience with PowerSchool student information system preferred5. Broad knowledge of theories of individual and group guidance techniques, secondary school guidance program design, and career educational information and placement6. Knowledge of state and federal testing procedures and requirements7. Strong background in the use of technology8. Relates extremely well to students9. Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with students, parents, staff, and community groups and organizations10. Able to work under pressure and deadlines11. Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and leadership skills12. Maintain confidentiality of staff and studentsPRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY TOPrincipal and SuperintendentJOB SUMMARYTo help students overcome problems that impede learning and to assist them in making educational, occupational, and life plans. The counselor will guide, listen, and lend support to students who will need services beyond the scope of the regular classroom. The position is primarily student counseling with limited time spent on master schedule development and academic support.MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESDirect Assistance to Students1. Work with the Academic and Career Advisor to assist students with education planning, transition between schools, and academic support2. Interpret grades and test scores for parents and students3. Maintain a close relationship with the child study team following directives andrecommendations as needed4. Assist in the resolution of school-related problems5. Provide responsive services including consultation, personal counseling, crisis counseling, and referrals6. Provide a guidance curriculum consisting of structured developmental experiences presentedsystematically through classroom and group activities for all students7. Provide counseling for students that will assist them to develop increased personal growth,self-understanding, and maturityTransition to College and Career1. Assist the Academic and Career Advisor with advising students to evaluate their aptitudes and abilities through the use of teacher comments, interpretation of individual standardized test scores, and other pertinent data2. Provide information and prepare recommendations to colleges for admissions and scholarships, as well as to potential employers and other agencies3. Work to prevent students from dropping out of schoolOffice Management1. Maintain a professional office environment2. Provide interim assistance to students or parents with urgent needs3. Maintain student records and ensure their confidentiality4. Consult with teachers and other staff regularly to provide information and support to staff and to receive feedback on emerging needs of students5. Deal with confusion and emergencies in a friendly, supportive, and calm manner6. Assist agitated or confused students in re-composing themselves during situations where the student has a problem or personal setbackProgram Evaluation1. Research, develop, and write recommendations in order to improve counseling services and the counseling program2. Evaluate the effectiveness of the comprehensive counseling programCommunity Outreach1. Serve as a resource person to local community organizations2. Work with the Academic and Career Advisor to provide information to the community regarding guidance services, GED programs, etc.Other1. Work closely with the school in interpreting the school’s philosophy and objectives to students and parents2. Participate in building meetings as requested3. Assist in arranging education services for hospitalized or homebound student in conjunction with the special services staff4. Assist with teacher/student and teacher/parent conflicts5. Keep immediate supervisor informed of activities and any issues that may arise6. Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by such efforts as attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications7. Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education8. Seek assistance should emergencies arise9. Represent the school district in a positive manner10. Know and follow school district policy and chain of command11. Perform other duties as assignedEVALUATIONPerformance of this position will be evaluated annually by the Principal and/or the Superintendent in conformance with district policy and IDAPA OF EMPLOYMENTBy contract as determined by the Board of Trustees in accordance with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy.NOTEAll certificated and non-certificated employees and other individuals are required to undergo a criminal history check and submit to fingerprinting. Any applicant convicted of any of the felony crimes enumerated in Section 33-1208, Idaho Code may not be hired, and any applicant convicted of any felony offense listed in Section 33-1208(2), Idaho Code shall not be hired.