MIDDLE SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR (#909)
EMMETT INDEPENDENT DIST (learn more)
Emmett, Idaho (map)
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Provide students, parents, administrators, and other teaching staff with information on career and/or educational opportunities; administer and interpret career assessment tools; and assist students in developing educational and occupational goals and plans.
Essential Performance Responsibilities
Assisting students in making adjustments to the school setting by considering differences in personality, background and abilities.
Providing individual counseling and referral information to students and parents.
Working with parents, teachers and students in efforts to plan for the student’s welfare and academic success.
Providing conferences among individuals including parents, students, teachers and administrators in instances where interpersonal communication is necessary for the welfare of the student, classroom or school as a whole.
Utilizing student records to assist teachers and administrators in understanding and working with individual students with discipline or academic problems.
Assisting students to develop skills in setting and achieving goals.
Providing opportunities for students to acquire skills to investigate the world of work and to apply self-knowledge in making informed career decisions.
Aiding students to acquire the attitudes, knowledge and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.
Assisting students and their families in using available community referral resources such as psychological, social, medical or legal services.
Pursing continuous professional growth.
Working collaboratively with other district counselors and other district staff.
Confidentiality will be maintained as specified by law.
Administrating appropriate tests to students in accordance with the district’s testing program.
Knows and follows school policy and the chain of command.
Acts ethically and confidentially in all aspects of employment.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of pre/post high school program eligibility requirements.
Knowledge of college/university admissions processes, scholarship programs and other educational opportunities.
Knowledge of current developments in business and industry regarding career opportunities and employment.
Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
Ability to organize and coordinate work.
Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Idaho Certification as a Guidance Counselor (Pupil Personnel)
Masters from an accredited college or university in counseling or social work.
Experience in a school setting preferred but not required.
Apply Online at www.emmettschools.org/jobs
Equal Opportunity Employer
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