School Counselor

Pinon Unified School District Pinon , AZ 86510

Posted 5 days ago

We at Pinon Unified School District are committed to building dreams for the next generation and we are looking for a talented and driven School Counselor to join our team and be a dream builder. The counselor will help students overcome problems that impede learning and to assist them in making educational, occupational and life plans that hold promise for their personal fulfillment as mature and responsible men and women.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Aids students in course subject selection.

2. Obtains and disseminates occupational information to students and to classes studying occupations.

3. Assists students in evaluating their aptitudes and abilities through the interpretation of individual standardized test scores and other pertinent data, and works with students in evolving occupational plans based on this evaluation.

4. Works to discover and develop special abilities of students.

5. Works to resolve students educational handicaps.

6. Registers students new to the school and orients them to school procedures and the schools varied opportunities-for learning.

7. Works to prevent students from dropping out of school.

8. Helps students evaluate career interests and choices.

9. Remains available to students so as to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding and maturity.

10. Works with students on an individual basis in the solution of personal problems such as home and family relations, health and emotional adjustment.

11. Plans guidance field trips to schools, colleges and industry for interested students.

12. Guides students in their participation in school and community activities.

13. Initiates, assembles, maintains and interprets accurate health records, attendance records, cumulative progress records, and uniform transcripts records for assigned students.

14. Confers with parents whenever necessary.

15. Assists in the orientation of new faculty members.

16. Provides in-service training in guidance for teachers and student teachers.

17. Works with teachers and other staff members to familiarize them with general range of services offered by the student personnel services department, and to improve the educational prospects of individual students being counseled.

18. Advises administrators and faculty on matters of student discipline.

19. Takes an active role in interpreting the schools objectives to students, parents, and the community at large.

20. Interprets the guidance program to the community.

21. Organizes and conducts annual Career Day

22. Arranges for tutors and summer school work.

23. Conducts and/or implements the school testing service to meet the need of students.

24. Utilizes the services of other disciplines and promotes the inter-disciplinary team approach to problem solving.

25. Uses community and other agency referral services to assist students.

26. Counsels with students regarding career, education, social interests and/or similar matters, helping them to explore alternatives.

27. Consults with administration, pupils and academic instructional staff as necessary.

28. Advises staff on how to meet emergent, continuing and routine problems.

29. Attend required program training and conduct required program activities, including implementation of social emotional learning strategies as required by the SSP-ESSR Grant.

30. Implement School Counselor responsibilities as recommended by the American School Counselor Association.

31. Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements

1. Certified School Counselor (according to Arizona Department of Education requirements) OR Licensed Counselor (i.e., licensed by the Arizona State Board of Behavioral Health Examiners)

2. Must be able to pass a Navajo Nation background clearance check and possess a valid AZ IVP fingerprint clearance card.

3. Must possess and maintain a valid drivers license.

4. May be required to travel to perform work functions.

5. May be required to work outside normal working hours.

6. Must have proven successful employment record.

Benefits

  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Professional Development
  • Signing Bonus
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