Elementary Counselor | Kimberly

ELEMENTARY GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  As established by state certification requirements

PRIMARILY REPORTS TO: Elementary Administration

SECONDARILY REPORTS TO: Superintendent of Schools

PURPOSE:  Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, the school counselor promotes student success, provides preventive services, and responds to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses academic and personal/social development for all students.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plans in collaboration the comprehensive school counseling program with the school administrators and other support staff as needed. 
  • Develops and maintains a written plan for effective delivery of the school counseling program.
  • Communicates the goals of the comprehensive school counseling program to education stakeholders.
  • Uses the majority of time providing direct services for students in need.
  • Collaborates with other educators in the school-wide integration student support services as developed by counselors, and administrators.
  • Implements developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented group activities to meet student needs and school goals.
  • Provides individual and group counseling to students with identified concerns and needs.
  • Consults and collaborates effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators and other educational/community resources regarding students with identified concerns and needs.
  • Implements an effective referral and follow-up process.
  • Participates as an active member on the RtI (Response to Intervention) Team.
  • Accurately and appropriately uses assessment procedures for determining and structuring individual and group counseling services.
  • Provides appropriate information to staff relating to the comprehensive school counseling program.
  • Participates in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills.
  • Adheres to laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the school counseling profession.
  • Measures results of the school counseling program activities and shares results as appropriate.
  • Monitors student academic performance, behavior, attendance, and assists with appropriate interventions.

Terms of Employment:

The contract period shall be one-hundred-ninety (190) days. An extended contract may be assigned by the Superintendent. The salary shall be commensurate with the employee’s appropriate place on the approved salary and/or activity schedule.

Evaluation:

Performance of this position will be in accordance with provisions of the board’s policy on evaluation of certificated employees.