Elementary School Counselor (Leupp Elementary School)

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08/10/2020

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FLAGSTAFF UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1
Position Description
 
Position Title:             Elementary School Counselor (Leupp Elementary School) 
Supervisor:                 School Administrator/Director of Student Support Services
Contract:                    184 days
 
1.0 FTE; Start Date August 10 2020; Flagstaff Public Schools offers competitive wages plus a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, AZ state retirement and paid sick leave. 

Leupp Elementary School is located 45 miles east of Flagstaff, AZ.  We are seeking a passionate team player to work with our wonderful students and staff at Leupp. We are a collaborative team who places students’ needs as the cornerstone of all school decisions. We have an underlying belief that all our students have the opportunity to excel and achieve. Our membership with “No Excuse University” proves our commitment that all our children are capable of attending college. We need a team member who is college crazy and an individual who shares the dream of every child being able to succeed. We invite you to come join our team at Leupp!  Assignment to Leupp supplemental compensation of $2500.00.

OVERVIEW:
The position of school counselor prepares all students for success through direct and indirect student services. The position is responsible for leadership, advocacy, and collaboration within the school to implement a preventative, proactive school counseling program, which adheres to the ethical and professional standards as outlined by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model (2012). The position will promote student success which addresses academic, career and social-emotional needs of students. 
Candidates  must complete an on-line application which requires appropriate Arizona certification, valid Arizona fingerprint clearance card, three letters of recommendation, and transcript of credits.
QUALIFICATIONS:  
  • Valid Arizona State School Counselor Certification required. Applicants must have on file in the Human Resources Department a copy of the appropriate valid certificate or evidence of eligibility to be appropriately certified by the Arizona Department of Education.
  • Valid fingerprint clearance card from the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
  • Master’s Degree in School Guidance and Counseling.
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
  • Adheres to the American School Counselor Association Ethical Standards for School Counselors 

  • Experience in the use of technology in research, school counseling program development, management, and delivery.
  • Prior experience as a school counselor.
  • Experience in college and career readiness work including the knowledge of academic, social emotional, and college and career development.
  • Experience with use of technology in research, school counseling program development, management, and delivery.
  • Actively involved in the school community.
  • One – three years’ experience as a teacher or knowledge and implementation of classroom management skills and lesson delivery.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and cultures
  • Willingness to adapt to change.
  • Continued professional development could include: ASCA National Model, Differentiated Instruction, Understanding by Design, Response To Intervention, Positive Behavior Intervention Support, and other state-wide initiatives 
  • Adherence to the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) standards for school counselors.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with parents and district personnel at all levels.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and effective professional relationships with teachers, administrators, parents, students.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and cultures.
  • Knowledge of college and career readiness strategies and programs. 
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Develop and Manage a comprehensive school counseling program based on the ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs
  • Maintain accountability within a comprehensive school counseling program based on the ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs, including collaboration with the administration and faculty members to regularly make data-informed, evidence-based, counseling decisions.
  • Spend 80% or more of documented time on direct and indirect services to students.  Direct services to students typically include: instruction of core curriculum, group activities promoting academic and social/emotional development, responsive services in individual or small group settings, and crisis response support.  Indirect services to students typically include: consultation with parents, teachers, educators, and community organizations; collaboration with educators, parents, and the community in regards to student achievement; and referrals for students and families to school or community resources.
  • Spend 20% or less of documented time on program planning and support.
  • Provides Personal Safety lessons to all 2nd and 5th graders.
  • Act as Program Coordinator to Support 504 referral, evaluation, and accommodation processes for students.
  • Assist students in crisis situations and refer to district or community resources when appropriate.
  • Participates as a member on the District Crisis Team as needed.
  • Participates on team for Suicide and Risk Assessments as needed.
  • Support Special Education team on a case by case basis when needed, including attendance at relevant IEP meetings and collaborating to write counseling goals and progress monitor those goals (Tier 3).
  • Supports the school’s existing Tier 1 behavioral program.
  •  Addressing teacher referrals for behaviors to then provide Tier 2 supports to students.  
  • Follow up with Behavioral Individual Data Meeting if interventions are not working.
  • Collaboration and support of FBAs and BIPs for students.
  • Facilitates behavioral IDMs and 45-day screenings.
  • Participates on the CPI school team.
  • Collaborates with teachers to develop social emotional interventions.
  • Act as community liaison with outside behavioral health agencies to address individual and or/family support related to social emotional needs.
  • Monitors social emotional progress when it impacts academic progress in alignment with state and district standards.
  • Participation on the School Implementation team for Restorative Practices.
  • Assists student/family transition to the next educational experience.
  • Maintains student records and protects their confidentiality through complying with FERPA guidelines.
 
NOTE:  The ideal candidate for this position will have, at time of application, a valid IVP fingerprint clearance card and the appropriate Arizona Department of Education certificate as stated in this job announcement.   However, if you choose to apply, but have not yet met the certification criteria as outlined above, your application may still be considered. Applications may be set to "qualified" status to allow the site administrator the ability to review applications immediately.  Therefore, you will not receive any verification email from HR, advising your application has been accepted.   If you are selected for an interview, please be ready to share with the administrator, where you are in the process of attaining your valid Arizona Department of Education Certificate. 
  
LETTER OF INTENT TO HIRE:   If you are recommended for/offered the position, but have not met all requirements, the position will be offered as an intent to hire, The Letter of Intent remains in effect until all certification requirements are met. (Deadline to meet all requirements:  ASAP). (Due to the Covid Pandemic, the district will work closely with applicants, in the event this deadline date cannot be met).  Should you not meet this deadline, administrators will be given the option to re-post the position to interview more candidates OR request an extension of the deadline date. Please note that a Letter of Intent to Hire” is not a binding offer of employment and no employment contract between you and the District exists until such time as the District Governing Board approves the issuance of an employment contract at a public meeting. 

For Application Deadline, if Open until Filled or Date TBD is noted, a closing date will be entered when it is requested by the Administrator.  The position will close at midnight of the date indicated.  Applicants will not be notified when a closing date is entered.  Therefore, if you are working on your application, we highly suggest you check for a closing date often.  All who apply will automatically be put into "qualified" status to allow the site administrator the ability to review your application immediately.   Consequently, you will not receive a verification email from HR, advising your application has been moved forward for review by administrators.

The Flagstaff Unified School District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, religion, gender expression, sexual orientation, military status, age, national origin, or disability.  Offers of employment, contingent upon funding. All employees are subject to a criminal background check.  
 
 
 
 
 

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