School Counselor - Elementary
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: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th.
The certificate status must be active. Expired certifications will be considered.
To counsel, provide educational guidance and crisis intervention services to individuals and groups.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
Respond to all internal and external customers, as it relates to job, in a prompt, efficient, friendly, and patient manner. Provide crisis intervention to students when difficult situations occur. Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, administrators, and other professionals to discuss children’s progress, resolve behavioral, academic, and other problems, and to determine priorities for students and their resource needs. Identify cases of domestic abuse or other family problems and encourage students or parents to seek additional assistance from mental health professionals. Counsel individuals to help them understand and overcome personal, social, or behavioral problems affecting their educational or vocational situations. Counsel students regarding educational issues, school adjustment, truancy, and study habits. Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations. Teach classes and present self-help or information sessions on subjects related to SEL education. Provide special services such as alcohol and drug prevention programs and classes that teach students to handle conflicts without resorting to violence. Conduct follow-up interviews with counselees to determine if their needs have been met. Maintain the confidentiality of protected student and staff member information even after no longer employed. Maintain knowledge of and adhere to all policies, regulations and rules. Perform 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.
Ability to talk with others to convey information effectively. Ability to actively listen, taking time to understand the points being made and asking questions as appropriate. Ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintain them over time. Ability to effectively communicate in writing, as appropriate. Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions. Ability to adjust actions in relation to others’ actions.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
This job primarily operates within the school environment.
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.
Regularly required to see, talk and hear Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a 9-month, full-time position, contracted for 148 days between July and May. Employee will work ten hours per day Monday through Thursday. Employee may need to work extended hours.
Required Education and Experience
Master’s or more advanced degree from an accredited institution. Official transcripts must document completion of a graduate program in one of the following: guidance and counseling; counseling, social work or psychology; or academic advising.
Preferred Education and Experience
Experience working with children
Standard School Counselor, PreK-12 Certificate issued by the Arizona Department of Education
Work Authorization/Security Clearance
Must be able to pass a criminal background check and obtain an IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card through the Arizona Department of Public Safety.