2022-2023 Elementary Counselor
BENNINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
JOB TITLE: 2022-2023 Elementary Counselor
REPORTS TO: Principal
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full time- Contract +10 days
APPLICATION MATERIALS REQUIRED:
- Online Application
- Cover Letter
- Copy of valid Nebraska Teaching Certificate
- Three letters of Reference
- Unofficial transcripts
*Exception to those currently student teaching or completing their educational program who have not received their Teaching Certificate at the time of applying. Please upload as soon as it becomes available.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Minimum of a Masters Degree in Counseling from an accredited college or university.
Valid Nebraska Teaching Certificate with proper endorsement.
Teacher candidates are expected to implement strong instruction and assessment practices, build positive relationships and provide interventions for students.
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, non-technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment including pertinent software applications; planning and managing projects; preparing and maintaining accurate records.
KNOWLEDGE required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: school district operations and philosophy; concepts of grammar and punctuation.
ABILITY is required to schedule a significant number of activities, meetings, and/or events; routinely gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing a variety of complex processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. In working with others, problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires analysis based on organizational objectives; and problem solving with equipment is limited. Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; working as part of a team; working with constant and sustained interruptions; working with detailed information/data.
Additional Duties may be assigned by Principal and/or Supervisor.
The essential functions of the position include:
- Regular, dependable attendance on the job.
- The ability to perform the identified tasks and to possess and utilize the identified knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the identified work activities.
- The ability to perform the identified physical requirements as outlined in working environment.
- Developing, implementing and managing school guidance programs.
- Working with students in individual, small group and classroom settings.
- Helping students work through difficult situations, such as a divorce or death in the family.
- Working with students to develop critical life skills such as organization and time management.
- Collaborating with other educators and administrators to ensure counseling programs meet school goals.
- Monitoring and recording student progress to ensure counseling programs are effective.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to lift and pull or push articles up to 50 pounds. He/she sits most of the time but must walk frequently and, at times, stand. The employee is required to reach with his/her hands and continuously to repeat the same hand, arm, or finger motion many times as in typing. Manual and finger dexterity are essential to the job. He/she is constantly working to meet deadlines with severe time restraints. He/she must see and read fine print such as typed or handwritten materials and have good depth perception (fine muscle control). The employee must, also, be able to hear conversation in a noisy environment and to communicate clearly and concisely through speech.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
School Year: 2022-2023