School Counselor

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School Counselor
Classification: Exempt
Salary Grade/Level/Family/Range: Certified
Salary (Based on level of qualified experience) 
Reports to:  School Principal
Contract Length/ Days: (2020-2021/188)
Date Posted: September 17, 2020
Deadline for application: Until-Filled
Applicant screening will begin no later than 9/24/2020.  Applications are still accepted until the position is filled; however, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible.
Master’s degree in Counseling
    Valid Colorado Department of Education Special Services Provider license with school counselor endorsement
 CPI training (training provided)

Lead for the development and implementation of a robust high school MTSS program.  Facilitate and support staff learning around the MTSS model, tiered interventions, awareness of early warning system indicators, de-escalation strategies, and a common vocabulary in working with students on grades, attendance, behavior and college-going aspirations.  Support small student groups and advisory classes in facilitation and creation of lessons that support the MTSS program to be implemented across the school in supporting student academic and social/emotional growth.  Applicant must have the ability to relate to and work with young adolescents and must be willing to work collaboratively with a school team.  Extra duties may include providing counseling, advising, tutoring, mentoring, family involvement activities, career education programs and activities, post-secondary information workshops and college campus visits.
Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop and lead the Multi-Tiered System of Support program, provide professional development to staff, teachers and principals ensuring the implementation, and build capacity of other staff to lead the MTSS program.
  • Assists students in orientation to school procedures and academic opportunities.
  • Awareness of high quality evidenced-based instruction, intervention, and assessment practices.
  • Encourages students to participate in school and community activities.
  • Analyze student and school data to support MTSS framework.
  • Mediates conflicts with students and works with small student groups and advisory classes.
  • Awareness of Early Warning System Indicators.
  • Confers, collaborates and consults with parents, teachers, colleagues, administrators, and community professionals to help students and families.
  • Completes suicide threat assessments and safety plans for students involved in violent situations.
  • Serves as student advocates to help students and families respond to life events.
  • Provide students with information about education opportunities, financial aid, career exploration, motivation, and self-awareness through workshops and individual counseling, advising and mentoring.
  • Provide support for grant expectations, goals, objectives and activities in accordance with state and federal law.
  • Maintain timely and accurate records of attendance, program participation, grades, enrollment information, notes, files and any other program related data and assist with the decision making process analyzing/evaluating data.
  • Participate in staff meetings, team building and development sessions, professional development opportunities, school faculty meetings, and district/department meetings.
  • Develop and maintain relationships and networks with college partners, counselors, tutors, and student support services, business partners, GEAR UP professionals, etc.
  • Provide information and referrals of community and educational resources.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Work Environment/ Physical Demands
Ability to sit for long periods of time, numerous distractions, visual, auditory and ambulatory acuity important
Occasional lifting of up to 30 pounds
Additional Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills, and Mental Ability
Demonstrated respect for and understanding of low-income students and families with a positive attitude.
Strong writing, organization, computer, presentation skills, and public speaking skills.
Strong human relation skills.
Proficiency in using data to make decisions
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.
Ability to perform all functions of the position.
Ability to make sound professional judgement
Experience in classroom management and/or instruction
EEO/AAP Statement
Greeley-Evans School District 6 shall not discriminate in its employment or hiring practices on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, gender identity, marital status or disability. The District shall identify, solicit, and consider applicants for employment from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will contribute to that effort. The Superintendent is committed to cultural diversity among district personnel as a means of enriching educational experience. The District shall identify, solicit, and consider applicants for employment from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will contribute to that effort.
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Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Regular attendance is required for this position.


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Weld County School District Six

1025 9th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631
Compare with State

Amount per Student

State Average: $10,278

% ELL Students

State Average: 12%

Student Teacher Ratio

State Average: 17.36

% IEP Students

State Average: 11%


State Average: 415