The high school counselor promotes student success, provides preventive services, and responds to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive developmental school counseling program that addresses academic, career, and personal/social development of high school students.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following statements of duties, responsibilities, frequency, and percentages are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position. Actual duties, responsibilities, frequency, and percentages may vary depending upon building assignments and other factors.
- Delivers the high school counseling curriculum to all students focusing on Academic, Career, and Personal/Social Domains.
- Plans and maintains an effective comprehensive school counseling program.
- Oversees AIST’s MTSS process in collaboration with building principal and SPED services.
- Designs, delivers, evaluates and revises a planned sequential developmentally appropriate program in accordance to school counseling standards and indicators.
- Facilitates the infusion of counseling curriculum activities into classroom curricula to support the developmental needs of students.
- Facilitates instructional process in collaboration with school staff and community resources.
- Counsels with high school students to promote self-awareness, self – identify, and positive social and academic skills
- Facilitates scheduling and academic planning from student pathway/graduation requirements, ICAP, and student interests.
- Supports Project alignment to Colorado Academic Standards
- Systematically develop/deliver/ and evaluate student planning addressing academic goal setting and transition plans from high school.
- Inform students and parents about pertinent test results, academic programming, behavior intervention strategies, and their implications to the overall academic success.
- Provide individual and group counseling to students with identified concerns and needs.
- Implement a referral process and follow up process to outside counseling agencies and support agencies.
- Provide information to staff and parents to assist them in crises related issues that may affect the school climate.
- Consult and coordinate with – in district professional and community agencies, such as school psychologist, nurses, administrators, community based counselors, service agencies, and physicians.
- Articulates the role of school counselor to school and community.
- Advocates for equal access to programs and services for all students.
- Engages in professional development.
- Coordinates parent programs.
- Establishes and maintains a monthly/yearly planning calendar.
- Participates in school decision making.
- Adheres to laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the school counseling profession.
- Participate with the administration and faculty as a team member in the implementation of the school assessment program.
- Collect and review evaluative data to ensure a successful counseling program which links the school counseling program to student academic progress.
- Conducts a yearly program audit to review extent of program implementation.
- Collects and analyzes data to guide program direction and emphasis. Measures results of the school counseling program activities and shares results as appropriate.
- Participate in activities that contribute to the effective operation of the school.
- Assist to maintain a safe and organized school climate as directed by administration.
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 TRAINING:
- Master’s degree plus additional coursework required for certification or licensure.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, & REGISTRATIONS:
- Colorado Department of Education License or endorsement in School Counseling.
The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below 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.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk or sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. There are no specific vision abilities required by this job.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
MENTAL FUNCTIONS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use interpersonal skills. Frequently required to compare, analyze, communicate, coordinate, instruct, compute, synthesize, evaluate and negotiate. Occasionally required to copy and compile.
Work year: 210 days
Department: Licensed Educator
Reports to: Principal
Pay Level: LE5 – LE10
Pay Range: $42k – $58k