School Counselor

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Start Date
07/16/2024
Position Areas
Pupil Services

Description

TITLE:    SCHOOL COUNSELOR

 

QUALIFICATIONS:            

1.    Master’s degree from an accredited educational institution.

2.    Certified as a School Counselor by the state of Florida.

3.    Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the board may find appropriate and acceptable.

 

KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  1. Knowledge of child development and characteristics of children in the age group assigned

  2. Knowledge of current educational research, especially in the field of counseling

  3. Basic knowledge and understanding of technology currently used in the field

  4. Knowledge of  varied learning styles

  5. Skilled in using a variety of counseling methods to meet individual learning styles

  6. Skilled in crisis prevention, intervention, and arbitration techniques

  7. Knowledge of and skilled in career counseling

  8. Knowledge of student referral procedures for special assistance

  9. Knowledge of graduation requirements and college admission requirements

  10. Knowledge of scholarship opportunities and requirements for Bright Futures Scholarships

  11. Skilled in oral and written communication with colleagues, students, parents, and other stakeholders

  12. Ability to plan and implement activities for maximum effectiveness

  13. Ability to effectively assess levels of student ability and achievement

  14. Ability to administer a variety of standardized assessments

  15. Ability to analyze and explain assessment results and prescribe actions for improvement

  16. Ability to work effectively with students, peers, administrators, parents, community agencies, and other stakeholders

 

REPORTS TO: Site Principal

 

JOB GOAL: Use data-based decision-making and evaluation practices, plan and design instruction and intervention frameworks, develop and facilitate instruction and intervention strategies, promote a positive learning environment, and uphold all professional responsibilities and ethical practices.

 

SUPERVISES: Staff as assigned

 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Collect and use data to develop and implement interventions within a problem-solving framework.

  2. Review and collect school or district data relevant to the problem solving approach.

  3. Analyze multiple sources of qualitative and quantitative data to inform decision-making.

  4. Assist individuals with analyzing, integrating, and interpreting data from multiple sources.

  5. Use data to monitor student academic progress and evaluate the effectiveness of services on student achievement.

  6. Use data to monitor student social/emotional/behavioral progress and evaluate the effectiveness of services on student achievement.

  7. Share student performance data in a relevant and understandable way with students, parents, and administrators.

  8. Provide feedback on assessed areas of concern in a way that is understandable and relevant to the stakeholder.

  9. Use a collaborative problem-solving framework as the basis for identifying and planning for academic, behavioral, and health interventions.

  10. Plan and design instruction and/or interventions based on data and align efforts with the school and district improvement plans, as well as state and federal mandates.

  11. Apply evidenced-based research and best practices to improve instruction and/or interventions.

  12. Develop intervention support plans that help the student, family, or other community agencies.

  13. Engage parents and community partners in the planning and designing of instruction and/or interventions.

 

CONTINUED: SCHOOL COUNSELOR

  1. Collaborate with school-based and district level teams to develop and maintain a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) to support the academic, social, emotional, behavioral success, and health of all students.

  2. Consult and collaborate at the individual, family, group, and systems levels to implement effective instruction and intervention services.

  3. Implement evidence-based practices within a multi-tiered framework that are proven to achieve positive student outcomes.

  4. Identify, provide, and/or refer students for supports designed to help overcome barriers that impede learning.

  5. Promote student outcomes related to college and career readiness by providing age appropriate information, resources and activities to promote self-advocacy and transitional needs of students.

  6. Provide relevant information regarding child and adolescent development barriers to learning and student risk factors.

  7. Collaborate with colleagues, teachers, and administrators to develop and implement school-wide positive behavior support.

  8. Collaborate with educators, students, and families to identify strengths and needs of the student to foster and promote student engagement.

  9. Consult on the development of classroom management systems to promote a safe school environment.

  10. Identify relevant cultural, social, and societal issues that have an impact on family/school partnerships.

  11. Participate in child study, MTSS, and Individual Education Plan (IEP) committees, to help meet the needs of identified students.

  12. Develop and implement a schedule for counseling and student service programs.

  13. Develop a personal, professional growth plan that enhances professional knowledge, skills, and practices.

  14. Engage and participate in targeted professional growth opportunities and reflective practices.

  15. Implement knowledge and skills learned in professional development activities.

  16. Demonstrate effective record keeping skills.

  17. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.

  18. Comply with national and state laws and district policies and guidelines.

  19. Uphold all ethical educational and professional standards.

  20. Performs other such job-related duties as may be required by the immediate supervisor, superintendent, or school board.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects.

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:    Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the district’s board-approved salary schedule.  Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by the district.

 

EVALUATION: Performance of this position will be evaluated by the immediate supervisor.

 

ADOPTED: 7/12/16

Posted By

Hendry County School District

P.O. Box 1980 , LaBelle, FL 33975
 

At the following locations

LaBelle Middle School

8000 E. Cowboy , LaBelle, FL 33935