School Counselor - Mental Health Support (Grant Funded up to 3 years)
SCHOOL COUNSELOR – MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
The School Counselor - Mental Health Support position will work closely with the building administrative team as well as the building counseling team to coordinate, facilitate, and implement mental health support services. The School Counselor - Mental Health Support position will also work with a district-level administrative team and lead/coordinator position to coordinate consistent support services across the District. The School Counselor - Mental Health
Support position will provide emotional support and foster a safe and successful learning environment for students at the middle and high school levels. The primary focus will be on building students’ capacity for academic success and positive social and emotional well- being.
(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
The School Counselor-Mental Health Support position will work closely with the building administrative team to do the following:
• Provide individual mental health counseling
• Address bullying/harassment
• Provide education (prevention and awareness via classes/presentation on topics such as anger/stress management, cyber safety, etc.)
• Develop youth leadership and empowerment skills
• Facilitate restorative justice and conflict resolution
• Provide crisis assistance (i.e. family death)
• Provide truancy intervention
• Provide mental health resources
• Liaison to/for community resources; next steps involving short term and/or long term therapy or intervention; advocacy
• Provide small group mental health counseling (i.e. anger/stress management, girl/boy issues, self- esteem, grief, relationships, etc.)
• Address mental health and mental illness
• Address risky behaviors (i.e. alcohol/drug use)
• Address depression and anxiety (i.e. suicide ideation)
• Address abuse (i.e. physical, emotional, sexual)
• Maintain and track documentation of mental health support for students
• May provide some academic counseling duties and other duties specific to building needs, if time permits
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Comprehensive knowledge of:
• current practices, techniques, and methods of teaching; the principles of educational testing and principles and methods of remedial education;
• effective means of supervision and knowledge of counseling;
• the principles and methods of counseling research.
• Ability to apply modern methods to pupils functioning at the elementary and/or secondary school level;
• maintain an interest in the positive improvement and development of children, adolescents, or adults of normal and/or impaired learning ability; maintain proper discipline; and maintain working relationships with staff and students.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Master's Degree from an accredited institution.
Charles City Elementary and Charles City High School
Must have the use of sensory skills to effectively communicate and interact with other employees, students and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact. Physical capability to use and operate effectively various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to, a personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. Work is typically performed in a school setting including; classroom, gym, cafeteria, auditorium and recreational areas. Frequent walking, standing, occasional lifting up to 25 pounds may be required. Occasional travel with students on field trips may be required. Occasional movement of students by wheelchairs and other mechanical devices may be required. Regular instruction to special needs children may be necessary. Daily personal and close contact with students to provide classroom management and learning environment support is required.Regular contact with other staff members and parents is required. Frequent contact with parents by phone, email, and in person as necessary.
Rev. 10/21; Charles City Public Schools assures Equal Employment Opportunities and equal education opportunities for employees and students as required by Federal and State Orders and Laws. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks. This job description is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements. However, management and administration reserve the right to modify, add, or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. It is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position.
APPROVED BY SUPERINTENDENT
JOB DESCRIPTION PREPARED BY
Supervisor of Human Resources
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
The employee signature below constitutes the employee’s understanding of the requirements, essential functions and duties of the position and has agreed that s/he is capable of and willing to perform in a reasonable manner the activities involved in the job and role for which they have
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The Charles City County Public Schools reserve the right to update, revise, or change this position
description and related duties at any time.
The Charles City County School Board (“School Board”) is an equal opportunity employer, committed
to nondiscrimination in recruitment, selection, hiring, pay, promotion, retention or other
personnel actions affecting employees or candidates for employment. Therefore, discrimination in
employment against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry,
political affiliation, sex, gender, gender identity, age, marital status, genetic information or
disability is prohibited. Personnel decisions are based on merit and the ability to perform the
essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.