2020-2021 Certified School Counselor K-8
School Counselor (K-8)
JOB GOAL: To help students overcome problems that impedes learning and assist those in adjusting to the social, physical and emotional challenges throughout the elementary years.
- Current Arizona Guidance Counselor Certification (K-12)
- Master’s degree in Counseling (MA), Clinical Social Work (CSW), or Social Work (MSW) from an accredited college or university.
- Experience preferred.
- Demonstrates knowledge of and works effectively in a professional learning community
- Views self as a learner and seeks professional challenges and demonstrates initiative
- Demonstrates ability in working with diverse populations (ELL, Special Education and Gifted)
- Demonstrates an understanding of the unique challenges facing Title I students and their families.
- Demonstrates a commitment to professional growth by participation in professional growth opportunities.
- Evidence of strong interpersonal skills
- Demonstrates the ability to work effectively under time constraints.
- Must be a team player and get along well with others.
- Must have excellent communication skills.
- Demonstrates the ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.
- Demonstrates the ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
- Must have excellent memory and ability to function well under stress.
- Must demonstrate an extremely high regard for confidential and sensitive information.
- Must demonstrate flexibility, common sense, and good judgment.
- Skill in operating a personal computer using a variety of software applications.
- Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
REPORTS TO: Educational Services Administrator and Site Administrator
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Assists students in evaluating their strengths and weaknesses so they can set goals that stretch beyond their elementary years and give them hope for their future.
- Remains readily available to students so as to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding and maturity.
- Establishes a line of communication between the school and the home.
- Supports the school’s existing Tier 1 behavioral program.
- Provides guidance for teachers and student teachers in dealing with student learning or personal problems.
- Maintains student records and protects their confidentiality through complying with FERPA guidelines.
- Guides students in their participation in school and community activities.
- Works collaboratively and in partnership with the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Team (MTSS), 504, Individual Education Plan (IEP) teams, parent/teacher conferences, and student information meetings by providing social/emotional data.
- Utilizes learning activities that are suitable to students and instructional goals.
- Monitors social emotional progress when it impacts academic progress in alignment with state and district standards.
- Implements student academic interventions with administrators, teachers, and parents.
- Utilizes materials and resources that support the instructional goals and engages students in meaningful learning.
- Delivers lessons and units that have recognizable structure, effective instructional strategies and time allocations for learning activities.
- Collaborates with teachers to develop social emotional interventions.
- Responds appropriately to student behavior.
- Collaborates with parents/guardians and staff regarding the educational, career, and personal/social development of students.
- Assists student/family transition to the next educational experience.
- Develops and implements a guidance program that aligns with the Arizona School Counseling Program.
- Works with outside behavioral health agencies to provide individual and/or family support related to social/emotional needs as needed.
- Utilizes community and district resources to meet the individual needs of
- Serves as a liaison between school district and community agencies.
- Demonstrates knowledge of the roles/responsibilities of community agencies.
- Exhibits sensitivity, empathy, and acceptance necessary for problem solving.
- Functions as a credible resource by offering a variety of options and strategies.
- Participates in professional development to enhance knowledge and pedagogical skill.
- Assesses crisis situations and responds appropriately to school and student needs.
- Follows appropriate district procedures in emergency situations.
- Must meet any additional specific job requirements as indicated by the school.
- Performs other work-related duties as assigned
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Teacher Salary Schedule and fringe benefits as approved by the Governing Board.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Open until filled
Cartwright School District
Haidee Ruiz, Human Resources
(623) 691-3911 FAX: (623) 691-4079
Rita Moncibaez, Human Resources
(623) 691-4075 FAX: (623) 691-4075
Heather Salazar, Human Resources
(623) 691-5946 FAX : (623) 691-4079