Counselor For The 2020/2021 School Year

Catalina Foothills School District Tucson , AZ 85704

Posted 2 months ago

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.

Summary:
(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.)

Essential Functions:

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

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