School Counselor- High School 269
Must hold a certificate issued by Arizona State Department of Education.
The certificate must be in School Counselor Certificate; PreK-12.
The certificate position area must be in Counselor/Guidance.
The certificate must be in one of the following grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
The certificate status must be active or about to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program.
Summary/Objective: To counsel and provide educational guidance services and College Career Readiness to individuals and groups.
Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: 1. Responds to all internal and external customers, as it relates to job, in a prompt, efficient, friendly, and patient manner. 2. Provides support services in the areas of academic programs, team teaching, school rules and other matters. 3. Counsels small groups and individual students with problems; refer severe problems to appropriate community resources. 4. Assesses and counsels students based on observations, conversations and test results. 5. Provides personal counseling for students, families and groups to help them learn greater self-understanding, acceptance of responsibility and better decision making skills. 6. Provides group counseling for interaction, communication and support skill development. 7. May administer tests in areas such as organization, memory skills, aptitude and preferences. 8. Consults with teachers, staff and parents regarding meeting the developmental needs of students. 9. Responds to crisis situations as needed. 10. Maintains the confidentiality of protected student and staff member information even after no longer employed. 11. Maintains knowledge of and adheres to all policies, regulations and rules. 12. Performs related duties as assigned in a safe and prudent manner.
Other Duties: This job description is not a comprehensive listing of duties, responsibilities, or activities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Competencies: 1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 2. High level of interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, vendors, schools, and the community. 3. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. 4. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from staff and the general public. 5. Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 6. Ability to plan and implement lessons based on state standards, district and school objectives, and abilities of students. 7. Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in specific field.
Supervisory Responsibility: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Work Environment: This job primarily operates within the school environment.
Physical Demands: 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. 1. Regularly required to see, talk and hear. 2. Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. 3. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.