Mackay School District

Mackay, Idaho

Job Details

Job Description

TITLE: K-12 School Counselor

1. Holds a Pupil Personnel Services Certificate with a Counselor Endorsement (K-12)
2. Minimum experience as determined by the Board
3. Knowledge of computerized master schedule development
4. Experience with PowerSchool student information system preferred
5. Broad knowledge of theories of individual and group guidance techniques, secondary school guidance program design, and career educational information and placement
6. Knowledge of state and federal testing procedures and requirements
7. Strong background in the use of technology
8. Relates extremely well to students
9. Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with students, parents, staff, and community groups and organizations
10. Able to work under pressure and deadlines
11. Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and leadership skills
12. Maintain confidentiality of staff and students

Principal and Superintendent

To help students overcome problems that impede learning and to assist them in making educational, occupational, and life plans. The counselor will guide, listen, and lend support to students who will need services beyond the scope of the regular classroom.


Direct Assistance to Students
1. Work with the Academic and Career Advisor to assist students with education planning, transition between schools, and academic support
2. Interpret grades and test scores for parents and students
3. Maintain a close relationship with the child study team following directives and
recommendations as needed
4. Assist in the resolution of school-related problems
5. Provide responsive services including consultation, personal counseling, crisis counseling, and referrals
6. Provide a guidance curriculum consisting of structured developmental experiences presented
systematically through classroom and group activities for all students
7. Provide counseling for students that will assist them to develop increased personal growth,
self-understanding, and maturity

Transition to College and Career
1. Assist the Academic and Career Advisor with advising students to evaluate their aptitudes and abilities through the use of teacher comments, interpretation of individual standardized test scores, and other pertinent data
2. Provide information and prepare recommendations to colleges for admissions and scholarships, as well as to potential employers and other agencies
3. Work to prevent students from dropping out of school

Office Management
1. Maintain a professional office environment
2. Provide interim assistance to students or parents with urgent needs
3. Maintain student records and ensure their confidentiality
4. Consult with teachers and other staff regularly to provide information and support to staff and to receive feedback on emerging needs of students
5. Deal with confusion and emergencies in a friendly, supportive, and calm manner
6. Assist agitated or confused students in re-composing themselves during situations where the student has a problem or personal setback

Program Evaluation
1. Research, develop, and write recommendations in order to improve counseling services and the counseling program
2. Evaluate the effectiveness of the comprehensive counseling program

Community Outreach
1. Serve as a resource person to local community organizations
2. Work with the Academic and Career Advisor to provide information to the community regarding guidance services, GED programs, etc.

1. Work closely with the school in interpreting the school’s philosophy and objectives to students and parents
2. Participate in building meetings as requested
3. Assist in arranging education services for hospitalized or homebound student in conjunction with the special services staff
4. Assist with teacher/student and teacher/parent conflicts
5. Keep immediate supervisor informed of activities and any issues that may arise
6. Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by such efforts as attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications
7. Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education
8. Seek assistance should emergencies arise
9. Represent the school district in a positive manner
10. Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
11. Perform other duties as assigned

Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the Principal and/or the Superintendent in conformance with district policy and IDAPA
By contract as determined by the Board of Trustees in accordance with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy.

All certificated and non-certificated employees and other individuals are required to undergo a criminal history check and submit to fingerprinting. Any applicant convicted of any of the felony crimes enumerated in Section 33-1208, Idaho Code may not be hired, and any applicant convicted of any felony offense listed in Section 33-1208(2), Idaho Code shall not be hired.

Legal Reference: I.C. § 33-512 Governance of Schools
I.C. § 33-513 Professional Personnel
I.C. § 33-515 Issuance of Renewable Contracts
I.C. § 33-1210 Information on Past Job Performance
I.C. § 33-1212 Elementary School Counselors
I.C. § 54-3201 et seq. Social Work Licensing Act
IDAPA Counselor Endorsement (K-12)
IDAPA Local District Evaluation Policy—Teacher and Pupil Personnel Certificate Holders
  • Job Category: Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Mackay School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    Contact Information

    The content you submit, offer, contribute, attach, post, or display (each a “Submission”) will viewed by other users of the service who may or may not be accurately representing who they are or who they represent. Do not include any sensitive data in your submissions. Any submission or any use or reliance on any content or materials posted via the service or obtained by you through the use of the service is at your own risk. “Sensitive data” for purposes of this section means social security or other government-issued identification numbers, medical or health information, account security information, individual financial account information, credit/debit/gift or other payment card information, account passwords, individual credit and income information or any other sensitive personal data as defined under applicable laws.

    Learn more at http://www.IdahoEducationJobs.com/job?2942328