School Counselor- 2758 Phoenix
Master’s degree in Counseling or related field or equivalent course work in Counseling with a degree in another field. Experience working with people with disabilities.
Evidence of an emphasis in working with children in course work and/or internship placements; degree in Special Education or a field related to Rehabilitation of the Blind; two years direct experience with visually impaired or visually impaired/multiply disabled students, or experience working with deaf children; fluent in expressive and receptive sign language skills.
Provide individual and group counseling as needed; assist students in development of problem solving skills; assist students in awareness of their own feelings; facilitate referrals to outside agencies; initiate and follow through with agency procedures for student crises such as suicide threats; participate in activities to develop self esteem of students; develop and participate in activities to promote healthy choices around drugs, alcohol, sex and other adolescent issues; maintain communication among parents, staff and students; relate effectively to children, staff and parents; interpret information related to child and adolescent development to staff and parents; ensure safety of students; participate in in-service training and workshops provided by ASDB and community organizations; develop and present in-service programs to other ASDB staff; follow policies and procedures of ASDB
Must utilize appropriate personal protective equipment as required; position may require university credit courses in the area of Braille, Orientation and Mobility, and Introduction to Visual Impairment to be completed during the probationary period (total of 9 credit hours)
Benefit eligible employees have a variety of choices for medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, supplemental and dependent life insurance. Offered plans provide exceptional value to our employees and their eligible dependents. Employees have a 31-day period from effective date of hire to elected coverage. Elected benefits could start as early as 2 weeks after hire.
Benefit eligible employees are automatically covered for basic life, non-smokers, accidental death and dismemberment and seat belt insurance.
Benefit eligible employees are automatically enrolled in the State’s retirement plan and long-term disability (LTD) program. Enrollment is mandatory and is subject to a 26-week waiting period before initial enrollment. Employees may also choose to participate in a deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments. Benefit Options also offer Employee Self-Service, Wellness, Tuition Discount, Travel Reduction, Auto & Home Insurance and Purchase Discount Programs. CONTACT INFORMATION For more information contact the Recruiter at: HumanResources.Recruitment@asdb.az.gov
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Recruiter. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.