Elementary School Counselor

Job | Posted 20 days ago
Start Date
Position Areas
Pupil Services


Job Title:  Job Title:  Elementary School Counselor
Job Family:  Certified Licensed - Special Services Providers 
Department:  Grand Valley Center for Family Learning
FLSA Status:  Exempt 
Pay Range: T Salary Schedule:  $45,000.00 - $84,112.00
Job ID #:   1330

Position Summary:
The elementary school counselor is responsible for delivering the Tier 1 social and emotional curriculum to students, providing school-based counseling to studentsexperiencing difficulties with academics, behavior and social/emotional well-being, and supporting the necessary data collection and interventions as part of the MTSS/RtI process.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver classroom, small group, and individual lessons on social and emotional learning that include developmentally appropriate instructional techniques
  • Provide small group instruction on social and emotional learning to students who need additional support beyond the Tier 1 curriculum
  • Provide one-on-one support to students experiencing transient social and emotional issues and events that affect the student’s learning
  • Communicate with teachers, support personnel, administrators and parents about relevant student information to support students’ academic growth and social and emotional development
  • Support students with behavioral concerns through appropriate models of school counseling
  • Function as a member of a team to recognize and support students experiencing crisis
  • Provide professional development and coaching on developmental factors that affect learning and appropriate socialization
  • Facilitate parents meetings, with essential personnel, to discuss a student’s progress and needs
  • Function as a member of a collaborative MTSS/RtI team to address students’ academic and behavioral concerns
  • Function as a member of a school-wide positive behavior supports team to develop, cultivate, and maintain a learning environment conducive for learning and social and emotional development
  • Develop/create and coordinate programs that support students’ needs, as developmentally appropriate and environmentally necessary (i.e. personal safety, substance abuse, etc.)
  • Provide referrals for additional supports and resource within and outside the school district

Required Knowledge, Skills & Ability:

  • Knowledge of research-based practices, and trends in school counseling
  • Knowledge of Colorado laws and requirements in school counseling and legal responsibilities as a school counselor/school district employee
  • Knowledge of special education law and practices
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, diverse populations of learners
  • Knowledge of community resources that further support students and families
  • Ability to communicate effectively to diverse groups of people
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in an effective and timely manner

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in education
  • Colorado Special Service Provider Licensure and/or enrollment in an appropriate program for licensure
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certification within 2 months of employment
  • CPR/First Aid training and certification within 2 months of employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with elementary age children
  • Experience working in a school setting

Essential Physical Requirements:

  • N/A

Length of Contract/Terms of Employment: 10-month contract
Salary & Benefits: To be determined with the FY2025 budget

Application Procedure: APPLY ONLINE

  • Certified positions require a Colorado certificate or license. Salary is based upon experience and education
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled 

Garfield 16 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Garfield 16 is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at Garfield 16 are based on district needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.  Garfield 16 will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.  Garfield 16 encourages applicants of all ages.



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Garfield County School District 16

PO Box 68 0460 Stone Quarry Road, Parachute, CO 81635

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PO Box 68 , Parachute, CO 81635