High School Counselor Part-time - 1 year Long Term Substitute

Job | Posted 22 days ago
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The Steamboat Springs High School is seeking a Part time (.5 FTE) Long Term Substitute School Counselor

This position will provide general counseling services, 9th grade - 12th grade.
Must have current, valid Colorado Special Services Providers (SSP) license, with endorsement in school counsleing or social work, or able to aquire by August 2020.  This 1 year substitute position is eligible for insurance with the .5 FTE District contribution and accrued sick/personal days (ALD).  Salary is based on the 20/21 licensed salary schedule at MA+30 step 0.


Provides direct services

  • Advocates for students with parents, teachers, school administrators, and other governmental agencies using a working knowledge of human development.
  • Teaches, facilitates and promotes such life skills as problem-solving, decision-making, conflict resolution, goal setting and respect for individual differences.
  • Serves as a resource regarding academic, social and emotional needs of the children including crisis intervention.
  • Meets with assigned students at scheduled location and time and supports systems for communicating student goals and successes to the community and parents.
  • Consults with and serves as a resource for students, staff and parents regarding the developmental needs of students, which may include referring students and parents/guardians to appropriate school and community resources;
  • Meets with students whose names appear on the low grade list for each marking period and, if appropriate, formulating a plan of action for success involving the student and the parent.
  • Works with students who have discipline, attendance and academic problems and are referred by teachers, parents or administrators;
  • Assures that students are aware of the requirements for graduation and college admission, as well as any NCAA requirements that may be necessary for athletic participation;
  • Guides each student to choose courses consistent with his/her interests, abilities and career plans. Makes necessary schedule changes for individual students that are both appropriate for their abilities and aligned with their educational and career plans;
  • Helps students develop post-secondary educational plans in accordance with their interests, abilities and career plans;
Develops and supports strong school counseling program
  • Participates in, coordinates, and conducts activities which contribute to the effective implementation of the high school component of the K-12 guidance curriculum;
  • Plans and/or promotes programs that enhance the academic, social or emotional growth of students, e.g., Curriculum Fair, Career Fair, opportunities for student enrichment and/or remediation, scholarship opportunities and parent informational programs;
  • Participates and assists in communicating school counseling program opportunities, events, and resources e.g. counseling websites, counseling newsletters, social media, etc.
  • Organizes and promotes standardized assessment opportunities and interprets test results to students and/or parents on request;
  • Assists in the development of a District Assessment Program and the interpretation of testing and assessment results related to career guidance;
  • Assures that appropriate, accurate information is maintained in each student’s permanent, cumulative record;
  • Manages Advanced Placement Program
  • Collaborates with district wide counseling team on counseling initiatives
  • Evaluates and revises the building guidance and counseling program;

  • Serves as a resource to special education staff including attending child studies and student staffings when appropriate.
  • Contributes to the decisions made by the District and School regarding school student achievement goals, budget, facility allocation, curriculum revision, and extracurricular activities
Demonstrates Professional Growth.
  • Actively seeks out opportunities for professional development and growth.
  • Shares and applies learning. 
  • Assumes leadership roles. May serve on district wide liaison roles as requested.
  • Provides support and knowledge that inspires and encourages the professional growth of teachers as resources are utilized for the enhancement of student learning.
  • Contributes to the professional development of other teachers including but not limited to modeling the use and application of exemplary practices regarding affective needs of students, peer support with lesson planning and designing consistent with state standards and district goals.
  • Complies with district and school policies and procedures
  • Ensures the accuracy, completeness, confidentiality, and security of all student information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Master's degree from an accredited institution in school counseling or social work.
  • Valid Colorado Department of Education special services providers license. 
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills for interacting with administrators, teachers, students and families, and community members.
  • Ability to conduct studies, prepare reports and make oral presentations.
  • Computer knowledge required in computer-related subjects, and computer literacy preferred for other content areas.
  • Ability to maintain individual student records and class files.
  • Ability to compile statistics for research and reports.
  • Ability to discipline students in keeping with school and district procedures.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Decision Making:  An example of a typical decision made by an individual in this position is to interpret policies/procedures and best practice.  An incorrect decision made by this position could impact the district legally causing financial condition of district to be affected. Errors made in decision-making could potentially result in substantial cost to the District or damage the credibility of the District.
Language Skills:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond professionally to questions from groups of parents, community members, commissions, colleagues and Board of Education.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as interest, discounts, commissions, proportions, percentage, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra, and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form, and deal with several abstract concrete variables. Ability to analyze and use data to supervise the delivery of instruction and the school improvement process.
Technology Skills:  Proficient use of technology which includes: basic operations and concepts, word processing, spread sheets, internet usage, critical evaluation of information, data analysis, email, integration of technology.
Other Skills and Abilities:  Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in education.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and community.  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form.  Ability to copy, coordinate, instruct, evaluate and negotiate.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies. Ability to discipline students consistent with district procedures.  Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, or hear.  The employee is continuously required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment:  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 this environment is quiet to loud depending on the activity in the particular part of the day.

This information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.
EOE. All offers of employment are contingent on completion of a successful FBI/CBI background check. 


Posted By

Steamboat Springs School District RE-2

Compare with State

Amount per Student

$11,499 (USD)

State Average: $10,278 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 12%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 17.36

% IEP Students

State Average: 11%



State Average: 415