Future Counselor - High School 2023-2024
JOB TITLE: Counselor
DEPARTMENT: Owasso High School
REPORTS TO: Principal
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
CONTRACT STATUS: Full-time / 180-days / Extra Duty 15 days
SALARY SCHEDULE: Certified / Extra Duty 5%
APPROVED BY: Dr. Margaret Coates
APPROVED DATE: 4/15/19
SUMMARY: Help students overcome problems that impede learning and to assist them in making educational, occupational, and life plans that hold promise for their personal fulfillment as mature and responsible men and women.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: These statements are intended to describe the responsibilities assigned to this position and are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
Assist students in course and subject selection.
Obtain and disseminate occupational/post-secondary education information to students.
Provide updated information to parents and confer with parents whenever necessary.
Participate in Parent/Teacher Conferences.
Work to discover and develop special abilities of students and to resolve student’s educational handicaps.
Register students new to the school and orient them to school procedures and the school’s varied opportunities for learning.
Work to prevent students from dropping out of school.
Help students evaluate career interests and choices.
Remain readily available to students so as to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding and maturity.
Work with students on an individual basis in the solution of personal problems related to such problems as home and family relations, health, and emotional adjustment.
Guide students in their participation in school and community activities.
Maintain student records and protect their confidentiality.
Supervise the preparation and processing of college, scholarship, and employment applications.
Make recommendations to colleges for admissions and scholarships.
Provide student information to colleges and potential employers according to provisions of the Board’s policy on student records.
Assist in the orientation of new faculty members.
Provide in-service training in guidance for teachers and student teachers.
Work with teachers and other staff members to familiarize them with the general range of services offered by the counseling department.
Take an active role in interpreting the school’s objectives to students, parents, and the community at large.
Interpret the guidance program to the community.
Arrange for summer school work.
Collaborate with school nurse and administration regarding program development.
Coordinate and facilitate PSAT/NMSQT, ACT, correspondence, and state mandated tests.
Perform credit checks for all students.
Coordinate application process with area Career Tech Center.
Assists with special projects.
All other duties as assigned by the administrator.
QUALIFICATION: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field
Master’s Degree in Counseling or related field
Valid Oklahoma School Counselor Certificate
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Computer literate; excellent written and oral communication ability; strong knowledge of rules, regulations, policies and laws applicable to education and special education. Ability to follow all district policies and procedures. Ability to work independently, displaying initiative and enthusiasm for the tasks being done. Demonstrating strong communication skills, orally and in writing, with faculty, staff, team members, and administrators. Ability to work without supervision, and work as a team player. Ability to document records accurately. Ability to manage confidential information in a manner that respects students, families, and employees. Ability to listen effectively.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret English language including common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts and mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written and oral instructions. 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 and concrete variables.
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, sit, and walk.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the 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.
Primarily inside working conditions; some exposure to environmental conditions during outside duty. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.