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Counselor High School 2023-2024 (5302)

Company: Queen Creek Unified School District
Location: Mesa
Posted on: March 11, 2023

Job Description:

2023-2024 School YearJOB TITLE: Counselor, Guidance High SchoolJOB GOAL Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, school counselors monitor individual student progress, encourage high academic performance, provide long term career and academic planning through the use of Education and Career Action Plans (ECAPs), provide preventive services, and respond to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive school advisory program that addresses academic and career development for all students. --QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Valid Arizona School Counselor Certification required. Applicants must have on file in the Human Resources Department a copy of the appropriate valid certificate or evidence of eligibility to be appropriately certified by the Arizona Department of Education.
  • Maintain--an Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • Master's Degree in School Guidance and Counseling.
  • Adherence to the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) standards for school counselors.
  • Adherence to the College Board National Office for School Counseling Advocacy Eight Components of College and Career Readiness Counseling.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with parents and district personnel at all levels.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and effective professional relationships with teachers, administrators, parents, students.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and cultures.
  • Thorough understanding of academic requirements that lead to high school graduation.
  • Knowledge of college and career readiness strategies and programs as well as post-secondary options
  • Use data to inform practice, be equitable in time spent with students, and work system-wide to develop a college and career-ready culture
  • Strong understanding of and comfort with the use of technology in an educational setting
  • Willingness to adapt to change. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Classroom teaching experience or demonstration of effective instructional practices.
  • Prior experience as a school counselor. --TERM OF EMPLOYMENT:----212 Days (11 Months)COMPENSATION:----$64,275 - $75,845BENEFITS:----As per District policyREPORTS TO:-- PrincipalHOURS:-- 40 hours per week and may require longer hoursCLASSIFICATION:-- Exempt ---- PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Supports the Strategic Plan of Queen Creek Unified School District.
  • Register students new to the school and orients them to school procedures and the school's varied opportunities for learning.
  • Participates in registration and scheduling processes for developing student class schedules.
  • Assists all students through meaningful 1:1 meetings, with developing academic and career goals /plans through the development of individual ECAP (Education & Career Action Planning) planning to aid students in the course and subject selection.
  • Accurately and appropriately interprets and utilizes student data.
  • Collaborates with parents/guardians and educators to assist students with meeting all graduation requirements, and referring where necessary, to remediation opportunities.
  • --Maintain accountability within a comprehensive school counseling program based on the--ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs,--including collaboration with the administration and faculty members Serve as a systems change agent within a comprehensive school counseling program based on the--ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs,--including the development of evidence-based programming to address the priority college and career readiness needs of the school.
  • Spend 80% or more of documented time on direct and indirect services to students.-- Direct services to students typically include instruction of core curriculum, group activities promoting academic and social/emotional development, individual student college and career planning, responsive services in individual or small group settings, and crisis response support.-- Indirect services to students typically include consultation with parents, teachers, educators, and community organizations; collaboration with educators, parents, and the community in regards to student achievement; and referrals for students and families to school or community resources.
  • Spend 20% or less of documented time on program planning and support.
  • Support 504 referral, evaluation, and accommodation processes for students in one's caseload.
  • Support Special Education team on a case by case basis when needed, including attendance at relevant IEP meetings.
  • Consults and collaborates effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, and other educational/community resources regarding students with identified academic concerns and needs.
  • Accurately and appropriately uses academic assessment procedures for determining and structuring individual and group advisory services.
  • Supports the development of students' interpersonal relationships, decision making, goal setting, and understanding of safety and survival skills
  • Participation in crisis intervention to individuals/family/school
  • Assists with various testing programs and services (Advanced Placement, PSAT, AzMERIT, ASVAB, etc.)
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and extra-curricular/school-related activities and committees
  • Conducts a yearly program audit (Action Plan and Quarterly Benchmarks) to review the extent of program implementation.
  • 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 regularly required to stand, sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands and arms, stand, bend or stoop. The employee is frequently required to move about the campuses. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus. --WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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. -- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. -- Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. -- Notice of Nondiscrimination--Queen Creek Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age or sexual orientation in admission and access to its programs, services, activities, or in any aspect of their operations and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Queen Creek Unified School District also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. The following employees have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator 20217 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85142, Phone 480- 987-7418 and Compliance Officer for Section 504/ADA, Director of Special Education, 20217 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85142, Phone 480-987-5990. --El Districto Escolar Unificado de Queen Creek no discrimina en base a su raza, color, religi--n, origen nacional, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o la orientaci--n sexual para la admisi--n y su acceso a sus programas, servicios, actividades, o en cualquier aspecto de sus operaciones y proporciona un acceso igualitario a los Boys Scouts y otro grupos de j--venes designados. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Queen Creek tampoco discrimina en sus pr--cticas de empleo y contrataci--n. Los siguientes empleados han sido designados para manejar las preguntas en cuanto a las p--lizas de no discriminaci--n: Coordinadora de T--tulo IX 20217 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85142, Phone 480-987-7418 and Funcionario de Cumplimiento para la Secci--n 504/ADA, Director de Educaci--n Especial, 20217 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85142, Phone 480-987-5990. -- --

Keywords: Queen Creek Unified School District, Mesa , Counselor High School 2023-2024 (5302), Other , Mesa, Arizona

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