Secondary Guidance Counselor
Minatare Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for a 6-12 School Counselor for the 2023 – 2024 school year.
· Identifies and develops activities and programs for the purpose of meeting the needs of students in each individual school.
· Provides individual and small group counseling for the purpose of meeting individual student needs.
· Coordinates and/or delivers a developmental comprehensive guidance curriculum for the purpose of supporting the academic, personal, social and career development of all students.
· Collects, interprets, and analyzes student related data for the purpose of program development, individual student planning and career development.
· Implements developmentally appropriate prevention programs and activities for the purpose of meeting students’ needs and supporting school and district goals.
· Acts as a referral resource and consultant to teachers, families and community agencies for the purpose of enhancing students’ success in school.
· Collaborates with educators, parents, and agencies to assist students with educational planning for the purpose of ensuring students’ academic success.
· Develops, coordinates, and implements programs and activities for the purpose of assisting students in the successful transitions from school to school and/or other related programs (preschool to elementary, elementary to middle school, middle school to high school and high school to career, training, or educational programs).
· Provides information, feedback and recommendations to staff, parents, and/or students for the purpose of class placement, course selection and/or the meeting of graduation requirements.
· Provides activities and programs for the purpose of career awareness, exploration and preparation.
· Participates in one or more of the following programs, committees, and/or organizations for the purpose of providing system supports:
· Advisory committees at the district and/or school level
· School improvement planning
· School and/or district level critical incidents response team.
· Will participate in the following assessments for the purpose of test coordination and support: NSCAS Growth; NWEA Growth; NAEP; ELPA 21; and ACT.
· May serve in one or more of the following roles: 504 Coordinator, Case Manager and/or Team Member; Scholarship Coordinator; Special Education Team Member; Student Assistant Team Member; MTSS Team Member; PBiS Team Member for the purpose of providing student support; and other duties as assigned.
Skills, Knowledge, Ability, and Responsibility
SKILLS: Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicate effectively in written and oral form; collaborate with and make recommendations to students, parents and school personnel; collaborate with, administer and interpret assessment instruments; operate standard office equipment including pertinent computer software; and prepare and maintain accurate records.
KNOWLEDGE: Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include, but are not limited to: understanding the developmental, learning, social justice, and multi-culturalism counseling theories as well as career counseling theories; knowledge of data-driven school counseling practices; knowledge of consultation and of the coordination of school resources in student advocacy; an understanding of federal, state, municipal and school laws and regulations; knowledge of the continuum of mental health services, including prevention and intervention strategies; and skills to understand and evaluate ethical dilemmas involving school counseling services.
ABILITY: Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to ever-changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; working as part of a team;
RESPONSIBILITY: Specific responsibility-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the function of the job include: advocacy, counseling/coordinating, use of data/assessments; working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating with others; and operating within a defined budget.
Minatare Public Schools is a Class D-2 school with small class sizes. The district has also approved a 4-day week calendar. Students will attend Monday-Thursday, with Fridays being used as either professional development time for staff or district scheduled leave time. Salary, contracted days, and benefits will be shared during an interview.