JobID 10895 : School Counselor (#2037455)
POSITION TITLE: School Counselor
POSITION LOCATION: To be Determined
2020-21 School Year
SALARY: AAEA Salary Schedule Plus Supplemental Pay
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Principal
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The following is a list of qualifications for the position, any one of which may be waived by the Board in exercising its prerogative to determine qualifications.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
Possess Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling from an accredited institution
Possess a valid Michigan secondary teaching certificate with an endorsement in counseling (NT)
Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC) eligibility desired
Possess three years satisfactory counseling and/or teaching experience at the secondary level
Five years of successful counseling experience at the high school level with involvement in organizing and conducting group guidance activities desired
Advanced study in the field of Guidance and Counseling with an emphasis on group guidance and adolescent development
Training in the area of adolescent development, organizational psychology, and curriculum development desired
Active involvement in guidance and counseling professional organizations desired
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide guidance and counseling services to assigned students as outlined in the Ann Arbor Public Schools high school guidance program
Help staff members meet the special needs of the students through classroom involvement or in joint teacher counselor-student sessions
Makes referrals to Student Referral Team (SRT)
Attend SRT meetings
Work with substance abuse issues and community resources
Other duties as assigned
This is a full time position, requiring regular reliable and predictable attendance on site to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general counseling periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plan and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to use appropriate language and accompanying techniques with adolescents on one to one bases as well as in groups. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers and parents; skill in oral and written communication.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously required to sit and talk or hear. Occasionally the employee will repeat the same hand, arm or finger motion many times. The employee must be able to attend meetings in the evening and at other locations. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as ability to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
METHOD OF APPLICATION:
All applicants must complete the online application at A2schools.org->District Links->Job Postings.
Certified Positions Only: Copies of an active Michigan Teaching Certificate and college transcripts are required with application packet. Original certificate and certified transcripts are required prior to being hired.