Job Description

  • Counselor K-5 JobID: 375
  • Position Type:
    10 Elementary School Teaching/Guidance Counselor

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    All Balsz School District Campuses
    (High-Needs School)

  • Date Available:
    immediate need

  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

  •   Additional Information:

    Job Title: Counselor
    FLSA Exempt
    Reports to: Principal and/or Director of Student Services
    Supervises: No Supervisory Responsibilities

    To provide guidance curriculum, student planning, responsive services and system support to students, parents, teachers and administrators to promote maximum academic, career, and social/personal growth for all students.

    1. Master’s Degree
    2. Arizona Guidance Counselor Certificate
    3. Three (3) years instructional experience in a school setting (preferred)
    4. Experience in consultation/collaboration with regular classroom teachers; ability to coordinate
    activities with related and specialist staff
    6. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, parents and the
    community; excellent human relations skills; skill in both oral and written communication; ability to
    work in multicultural environment with diverse population of students, staff, and parents

    - Initiate and implement individual and group counseling.
    - Facilitate classroom counseling guidance programs.
    - Convey to parents and staff, regarding specific student needs in academic, career and
    personal/social areas.
    - Provide students, parents and staff with prevention and intervention programs in career
    awareness, behavior management, effective decision making and goal setting, etc., and facilitate
    parent groups, newsletters, etc.
    - Maintain records of counseling services and consulting contacts.
    - Assist the staff and parents with the interpretation of evaluative data and other student records.
    - Cooperate with outside agencies
    - Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards as outlined by ASCA.
    - Maintain accurate records for compliance with district, federal and state guidelines.
    - Follow state law and district policy with cases involving child abuse and neglect.
    - Provide on-going consultation and support to teachers and teams in the development, design and
    implementation of Functional Behavioral Assessments and Positive Behavior Intervention Plans
    for students experiencing difficulties.
    - Participate in the District Crisis Team as needed.
    - May be required to participate in student meetings which occur beyond the staff’s work
    assignment schedule.
    - Perform other duties as assigned.

    Physical Demands:
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform 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 continuously required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

    How to Apply:
    Applications can be obtained from the Balsz School District office via a website at District employees applying for this position are required to submit an application on the website.

    The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and isn’t an exhaustive list of duties performed for this position. Balsz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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