Salary Schedule: Counselor
Exemption Status: Exempt
Immediate Supervisor: Principal
Days of Work: 194 (Per current CBA)
Summary:To develop and implement a comprehensive school counseling program to address academic, career and personal and social development for all students.
Essential functions: Incumbent must achieve the following outcomes with or without reasonable accommodation:
Development and implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program driven by student data and based on academic, career and personal/social development, to promote and enhance the learning process for all students (based on 6.63.6 NMSA; school counselor competencies).
Delivers the four program components (ASCA Model): foundation (program focus, student competencies, & professional competencies); management (assessments & tools); delivery (direct & indirect student services) and accountability (data analysis, program results, evaluation and improvement).
Coordinates delivery of a needs assessment for the counseling program and evaluates the counseling program for continuous improvement.
Provides short-term individual and group counseling opportunities for students to promote school success, personal growth, self-understanding, communication, problem solving and decision making skills.
Assists families by providing referrals to outside agencies for students with acute or chronic mental health needs.
Orients students and parents regarding current and future educational goals and career objectives.
Assists in curriculum development, professional development and identification of interventions to assist students.
Consults with administration, staff and parents regarding student's academic, career, social, emotional, & behavioral needs.
Serves on the school health/mental health team.
Calculates student progress toward successful completion of educational program at school (high school).
Regularly attends EPS district counseling meetings to keep current on policies, procedures and best practices regarding school counseling programs and issues.
Serves on the team that facilitates the development of the school/community social and health assessment as a required component of the state accreditation process as needed
Duties: In addition to the essential function of this job, the incumbent must perform the following duties:
Assists with test preparation (e.g. test-taking skills, staff training) and interpretation of standardized testing data to evaluate students' needs and areas of support.
Complies with state-approved Code of Ethics for the education profession and upholds and enforces rules, administrative directives and regulations, school board policies, and local, state and federal regulations.
Articulates and facilitates the implementation of the mission and values of the Espaola Public Schools.
Safeguards confidentiality of privileged information.
Prepares and maintains accurate and complete records and reports as required by law, state directives, District policy and administrative regulations.
Shares the responsibility for the supervision and care of District inventory, proper and safe use of facilities, equipment and supplies, and reports safety hazards promptly.
Maintains professional relationships and works cooperatively with employees, the community and other professionals.
Maintains professional competence through individual and staff training, in-service educational activities and self-selected professional growth activities.
Attends and/or conducts staff meetings and participates on committees within area of responsibility.
Performs other tasks related to area of responsibility as requested or assigned by an immediate supervisor.
REQUIRED EPS PRE-EMPLOYMENT AND OTHER EMPLOMENT CONDITIONS:
MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
Master's degree, with required course work in Guidance and Counseling. or Social Worker
Valid State of New Mexico, Public Education Department Licensure in School Counseling or Social Worker
Three (3) years of experience in a public school setting or counseling environment preferred.
Counseling skills in a range of diverse needs, including group, college/career readiness; mediation/conflict resolution, and/or mental health.
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND EXPEREINCE:
Knowledge and use of ASCA model highly desirable.
Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
Flexibility, organization, decision-making and problem solving skills.
Strong Interpersonal skills.
Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task, and coordinate activities with others.
Knowledge of Espanola Public School District policies.
Knowledge of all laws, regulations and guidelines in regards to the educational process.
Espanola Public Schools