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Elementary Counselor

Company: Mid-Michigan Area Public Schools Consortium
Location: Flint
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Position Type: Student Support Services/Guidance CounselorDate Posted: 4/7/2021Location: Dillon ElementaryDistrict: Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools - websiteElementary School Counselor Dillon/Rankin Reports To Building Principal Director of Student Support Services Supervises N/A Job Purpose and Focus Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, school counselors promote student success, provide preventive services, and respond to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses academic, career, and personal/social development for all students. Elementary school counselors focus more on helping students understand and deal with personal and/or behavioral issues, whereas secondary school counselors more frequently emphasize advising students regarding school success, college, careers, and job finding skills. Essential Qualifications and Requirements Masters Degree Certification Ability to work independently and also with a team Knowledge of counseling techniques, strategies and parenting skills Knowledge of legal mandates regarding provision of services Knowledge of classroom instructional interventions and behavioral management techniques At the secondary level, knowledge of scheduling software or ability to use proper technologies Knowledge of Student Intervention Process (SIP) Study Teams and the IEP team process Knowledge of resources and agencies providing services to students Ability to effectively provide individual and group counseling Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers, administrators, community, staff, etc. Ability to problem solve and provide assistance in areas requiring conflict resolution Excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to interact professionally with a wide variety of individuals Respect for confidentiality and integrity Strong organizational skills Professionalism and strong work ethic Model for appropriate behavior, including dress Essential Functions and Representative Duties Provide direct services through the guidance curriculum, individual student planning and preventive and responsive services Teach the comprehensive guidance program Serve as a consultant for interpreting test and assessment results Implement developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented group activities to meet student needs and school goals. Assist all students, individually or in groups, with developing academic, career and personal/social skills, goals and plans Coordinate the use of special services available in the school and community Assist in promoting school-community relations Accurately and appropriately interpret and utilize student data Orient new students to the school Collaborate with parents/guardians and educators to assist students with educational and career planning Provide a first point of contact for parents, pupils and colleagues Provide individual and group counseling to students with identified concerns and needs Consult and collaborate effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators and other educational/community resources regarding students with identified concerns and needs Implement an effective referral and follow-up process Accurately and appropriately use assessment procedures for determining and structuring individual and group counseling services Provide appropriate information to staff related to the comprehensive school counseling program Assist teachers, parents/guardians and other stakeholders in interpreting and understanding student data Administer and interpret achievement, aptitude, and vocational testing Advise high school students about trade or technical schools, college applications and admissions, financial aid, and college entrance exams Provide career counseling and teaching job finding skills Respond to school crises and emergency situations Participate in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills Use available technology resources to enhance the school counseling program Adheres to laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the school counseling profession Conduct a yearly program audit to review extent of program implementation Collect and analyzes data to guide program direction and emphasis Measure results of the school counseling program activities and shares results as appropriate Monitor student academic performance, behavior and attendance and assist with appropriate interventions Participate in meetings related to possible retention or acceleration Participate on IEP, SIP, and CST teams Perform other duties as assigned Terms of Employment Wages and benefits as outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement with The Board of Education. Work Environment Work is normally performed in a typical school building. There is limited exposure to physical risk. Interruptions of work are routine. Flexibility and patience are required. Must be self-motivated and able to complete job assignment without direct supervision. Must be able to work toward district goals. Evaluation/Performance Measurements Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy and the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Criteria for performance include but are not limited to: Demonstrating knowledge of content and pedagogy Demonstrating knowledge of students Assisting with instructional goals Demonstrating knowledge of resources Designing coherent instruction for guidance lesson and unit delivery Assessing student learning Creating an environment of respect and rapport Establishing a culture for learning Managing office procedures Organizing physical space Communicating clearly and accurately Using questioning and discussion techniques Engaging students in learning Providing feedback to students Demonstrating flexibility and responsiveness Maintaining accurate records Communicating with families Contributing to the school and the district Growing and developing professionally Showing professionalism Participation in specific training or workshop opportunities Demonstration of interpersonal, time, conflict, and stress management skills Demonstration of ability to keep records and meet deadlines Human interactions Production and efficiency related to job duties Intent and Function of Position Descriptions Job descriptions assist organizations in ensuring that the hiring process is fairly administered and that qualified employees are selected. They are also essential to an effective appraisal system and related promotion, transfer, layoff, and termination decisions. All descriptions reflect essential functions and basic duties. Peripheral tasks have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities are the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as appropriate, in keeping with collective bargaining agreements and law.Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, (including sexual orientation and transgender identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic, in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.

Keywords: Mid-Michigan Area Public Schools Consortium, Flint , Elementary Counselor, Other , Flint, Michigan

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