Elementary School Counselor
Fremont County School District #38
Job Title: Counselor
Department: School Building
Reports To: Building Principal
Prepared Date: January 2010
Revised Date: August 2018
To work with students, parents, and the community in an effort to maximize student success by addressing developmental and emotional needs under the guidance of the Building Principal.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develop, deliver, evaluate and revise the school counseling program as appropriate.
- Assist students in the areas of academic, social, and emotional development as well in career awareness.
- Provide individual and small group counseling in a variety of settings.
- Consult and collaborate with teachers, staff and parents in understanding and meeting the needs of students in the school setting.
- Provide in-service training and make presentations to staff
- Make appropriate referrals of students and parents to outside agencies and specialists.
- Monitor and advise students of their progress and provide on-going communication with parents.
- Provide individual planning sessions to students in the areas of social and emotional development, academic planning, and career awareness appropriate to the grade level.
- Conduct structured, goal-oriented counseling sessions in response to identified needs of groups of children. Themes include academic skill building, social skill development, conflict resolution, family issues, making healthy choices, and career awareness.
- Interpret tests, student data, and other assessments appropriately.
- Provide individual counseling in response to student needs and requests.
- Take a leadership role in the infusion of counseling content into the curriculum, staff development, and parent education programs.
- Provide information and skills to parents, school staff, administration and the community to assist them in helping students in academic and social development.
- Assist parents in addressing school related problems and issues. Refer students and their parents, as needed, to appropriate specialists, special programs, and/or outside agencies.
- Inform students and their parents as to pertinent assessment results and their implications for social, emotional, and educational planning.
- Assist the administration with the preparation and deliverance of state and federal assessments.
- Assist students with the transition to their next grade level.
- Uses positive verbal and non-verbal communication and interaction skills when working with students, parents, and all district personnel at all times.
- Is proficient with Microsoft Office and demonstrates overall computer literacy.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
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.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Master's degree in School Counseling from an accredited college; valid state counselor’s certification from the PTSB.
Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively with numerous audiences via strong written and oral communication skills.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to develop processes for adjudicating new assignments. Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize workload.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Wyoming Driver’s License
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 regularly required to sit and use his/her hands to. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
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.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
8:00 am to 4:00 pm, 185 days, certified salary schedule
Performance on this job will be evaluated in accordance with school board policy and administrative regulations on evaluation of classified personnel.