.5 Student Assistant Counselor

Job | Posted 3 months ago
Start Date


up to 200 days                                                                               
QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in Social Sciences or a Related Field. Two years experience working with chemical dependent families, groups, or individuals and knowledge of substance abuse preferred. A valid Kentucky driver's license.
REPORTS TO: Principal

JOB GOAL:  Provide comprehensive student assistance service to at risk students with an emphasis on chemical dependency; develop and implement a variety of programs to heighten awareness.
Provides assistance to students, parents and faculty regarding drug and alcohol abuse; provides resources for student and parent education.  

Consults with and educate teachers and staff to identify and refer at risk students under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Encourages counselors and staff to reduce drug and alcohol use by students.  

Assists student groups in planning drug free programs; develops and implements a variety of student programs to educate peers and others about drug and alcohol use.

Prepares and maintains list of reliable local treatment centers.

Conducts regularly scheduled meeting with team members, administration and other staff to maintain current knowledge of program progress.  

Establishes and maintains working relationships with parent groups, treatment centers, social services, law enforcement agencies and other community service groups.

Provides summative report of evaluation of the program to designated personnel.  

Assesses problems, needs and resources of the school system.  

Assists with the high school staff in student harassment situations when needed - education, counseling and other ongoing needs in relation to the issue of harassment.  

Coordinates Anger Management Program for students at the high school.  

Coordinates grant writing and monies for the program from federal, state and private agencies.  

Consults with staff at the day treatment program regarding drug and alcohol use by students.  

Maintains contact with students who are referred to agencies for treatment; ensures follow-up with students.  

Works with all schools with district wide student assistance program.  

Performs other reasonable duties as assigned.  
Provide comprehensive student assistance service to at risk students with chemical dependency.
Develop and implement a variety of awareness programs.
Provide specialized assistance and information to students and others concerning student services areas.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Prepare and deliver oral presentations.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

Posted By

Shelby County Public Schools

100 Warriors Way, Shelbyville, KY 40065
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $10,394

% ELL Students


State Average: 3%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 16.39

% IEP Students


State Average: 14%



State Average: 525