Elementary School Counselor 2021-2022

Posted 8 days ago
Start Date



  • Arizona School Counselor certification
  • Master’s degree in school counseling
  • 3 or more years of counseling experience preferred
  • Fingerprint clearance card
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as Paragon may find acceptable.
  • Experience as a school counselor implementing the ASCA National Model  
  • Experience advocating for school counseling programs to all stakeholder groups 
  • Establishing professional relationships within the school and the school community to enhance student achievement 
  • Experience in the use of technology in research, school counseling program development, management, and delivery
  • Actively involved in school community 
  • Leadership experience  
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and cultures
  • Desire for continued professional development 

REPORTS TO:     Principal

JOB GOAL:          To promote student success through the implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses the academic, and personal/ social needs of students.

  • Provide an array of counseling services/programs to improve student’s social and emotional well-being to allow students to gain confidence in a safe environment that enables students to be successful, caring, and knowledgeable members of our community.
  • Provide counseling services to students qualifying for school based counseling as determined by counselor, IEP team, administrator, appropriate staff, outside agencies, and/or 504 Team.
  • Develop appropriate counseling plans for qualifying student to determine goals, level of service, communicate progress appropriately, and exit determination.
  • Maintain records of service times and frequency for each student within counseling program and supply this report to administration on agreed timeline.
  • Coordinate with classroom teacher, staff, leadership team, parents, and students to determine recommended counseling service type, frequency, and duration.  (one-on-one/small group/whole class lesson)
  • Provide whole class lessons on variety of topics approved by leadership team as determined by character education program, Olweus Bully Prevention Program, or by teacher request.
  • Communicate with parents and other authorized individuals about student social and emotional progress; keeping within confidentially guidelines.
  • Attendance and participation in appropriate staff, student, or individual meetings (IEP, 504 Plan, Request for Assistance, etc.)
  • Utilize appropriate software to document, track, and report student service, frequency, and progress. (e-IEP Pro, Oscar, or other programs as determined)
  • Timely communication with Special Education Director to coordinate counseling program.
  • Maintain appropriate paperwork in student files including appropriate permission slips, counseling plan, IEP, 504 Plan, and/or other pertinent information.
  • Other responsibilities as determined by leadership team

Contract Length:  Per Paradise Schools calendar
Evaluation:  Annually at a minimum by Principal

FLSA Status:  Exempt


Posted By

Paradise Schools

12775 N. 175th Ave , Surprise, AZ 85388

At the following locations

Paradise Honors Elementary School

12775 N 175th Ave , Surprise, AZ 85388