Counselor for the 2020/2021 School Year
Full-time (1.0 FTE)
Schedule is Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Requires a Master's degree in Counseling and a current Arizona Guidance Counselor certificate at the time of hire.
Catalina Foothills High School
Under the administrative direction of the School Principal, the school counselor is responsible for providing a comprehensive school counseling program that is preventive in design and developmental in implementation. The program supports students in the areas of academic achievement, college and career planning, and social/emotional development.
(Essential functions, as defined under the American with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a complete listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this job class.)
Preventative and Responsive Services:
Designs, implements, and assesses the effectiveness of the school counseling core curriculum;
Utilizes responsive counseling strategies, initiating individual and group counseling based on students' academic, career, and social/emotional needs;
Consults and collaborates effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, and other educational or community agencies regarding students with identified concerns or needs;
Assesses student needs and makes referrals to appropriate school resource personnel and/or community agencies;
Maintains an on-going dialogue with administrators, teachers, and other school personnel regarding the needs of students;
Intervenes during crisis situations and participates on the school crisis team.
Individual Student Planning:
Assists all students, individually or in groups, with developing academic, career, and social/emotional skills, goals, and plans;
Accurately and appropriately interprets and utilizes available student data to identify students in need, develop and implement academic and career plans, and to deliver services;
Prepares students for the transition to the next level;
Collaborates with parents/guardians and educators to assist students with academic and career planning;
Participates on school teams in order to advocate for students' needs and provide guidance for school staff.
Program Management, System Support & Accountability:
Communicates the goals of the comprehensive school counseling program to educators and families;
Collaborates on the implementation and management of the school counseling program with the school administrator;
Conducts a yearly program audit to review the extent and quality of program implementation, and shares results, as appropriate;
Adheres to laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the school counseling profession;
Uses the majority of time (80%) providing direct and indirect services to students;
Maintains current and appropriate resources for students, educators, and parents/guardians;
Assists families in obtaining services for their children through an appropriate referral and follow-up process;
Maintains student records and protects their confidentiality;
Performs other related duties, as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Other Characteristics:
Knowledge of state and local laws and CFSD rules and regulations regarding students
Knowledge of psychological testing and protocols
Knowledge of counseling principles, practices and theories
Skill in assessing, developing, and implementing plans to address student needs
Skill in delivering a comprehensive school counseling program
Skill in communicating effectively, both orally and in writing
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, administrators, students, and parents/guardians
Catalina Foothills School District