Pre-K - 8 Guidance Counselor

Job | Posted a month ago
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Position Areas
Pupil Services


Reports to:  Principal and Special Education Coordinator

The primary function of the Guidance Counselor is to provide a mental health perspective in collaboration with school site personnel to:

  1. Develop/ enhance a positive school climate
  2. Support the implementation of behavioral response to intervention (RTI)
  3. Build and facilitate effective student support structures, such as Student Assistance Programs (SAPs) and Student Success Teams (SSTs)
  4. Provide mental health and crisis services to students and families
  5. Develop new evidence based programs based on students’ needs
  6. Refer students and families to a broad range of community resources
  7. Provide classroom and student behavior support to teachers
Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Masters Degree in Guidance and a valid Ilinois Licensure
  2. Experience providing facilitating support groups, and counseling in a school setting.
  3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, experience working with multidisciplinary teams
  4. Experience collaborating with community based organizations and other city agencies.
  5. Knowledge and experience with computers, including: word processing, databases, and internet access.
  6. Works primarily with counseling students in grades Pre K - 8
Desired Qualifications:
  1. Bilingual – Spanish (optional)
  2. Familiarity with Positive Behavior Interventions (PBIS); Character Counts or such program delivery.

Physical Requirements: 
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. The employee is occasionally required to stand; sit; and talk or hear.

Terms of Employment:
1.Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan.
2.Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by the Fairmont School District 89 Board of Education.
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Fairmont School District 89 Board of Education policy on evaluation of personnel. 

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Fairmont School District 89

735 Green Garden Place , Lockport, IL 60441

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Fairmont School District 89

735 Green Garden Place , Lockport, IL 60441

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $13,341

% ELL Students


State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.71

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



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