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HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR 9TH - 12TH GRADES

Beebe School District (learn more)

Beebe, AR (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3052143
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: February 8, 2019

Job Description

                                                                   

                                                        Beebe School District

 

                                                                       Beebe High School

High School Counselor

 

Guidance Counselor - High School 9th - 12th Grades

Department: Beebe High School                                                         Job Status: Full Time

FLSA Status: Exempt                                                                         Reports to: Principal

Grade/Level: Certified                                                                       Positions Supervised: None

                                                                                        

Work Schedule:                                             

222-day contract. 

POSITION SUMMARY

Counsel individual students and provide group educational and vocational guidance services.

 Essential Functions
  • Counsel individuals to help them understand and overcome personal, social, emotional, or behavioral problems affecting their educational environment.
  • Provide crisis intervention to students when difficult situations occur at schools.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by law, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Report cases of suspected domestic abuse or other family problems and encourage students or parents to seek additional assistance from mental health professionals.
  • Assess student needs.
  • Counsel students regarding educational issues such as school adjustment, truancy, and study habits.
  • Collaborate with teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of school programs.
  • Observe students during classroom and play activities to evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Plan and conduct orientation programs and group conferences to promote the adjustment of individuals to new life experiences such as transitioning to middle school.
  • Attend meetings, educational conferences, and training workshops and serve on committees.
  • Address community groups, faculty, and staff members to explain available counseling services.
  • Sponsor extracurricular activities such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests.
  • Provide training/professional development for staff on counseling-related topics.
  • Participate in building committees to meet the individual needs of students such as developing academic intervention plans or behavior plans.
  • Coordinate student services and referrals with outside agencies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of counseling theory and techniques.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of child and adolescent development.
  • Evaluate students' or individuals' abilities, interests, and personality characteristics using tests, records, interviews, or professional sources.
  • Establish goals for the counseling program according to the setting and the students served.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of state and federal regulations and of resources both within and beyond the school and district.
  • Plan the counseling program as integrated with the regular school program.
  • Develop a plan to evaluate the counseling program.
  • Create an environment of respect and rapport.
  • Establish a culture for productive communication.
  • Manage routines and procedures.
  • Establish standards of conduct and contributing to the culture for student behavior throughout the school.
  • Assist students and teachers in the formulation of academic and/or personal/social plans based on knowledge of students.
  • Use counseling techniques in individual and classroom programs.
  • Arrange resources to meet needs.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness.
  • Reflect on practice and participate in professional development activities to enhance professional learning.
  • Communicate with families.
  • Participate in a professional community.
  • Maintain professionalism with all staff members.
  • Report to the proper authorities any cases of suspected child endangerment, neglect, or abuse.
  • Adhere to all policies of the District.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal or other administrators.

 

SKILLS & ABILITIES         

        Education:                              Master's Degree in School Counseling (four-year college) Required, Field of                                                                           Study: Counseling

                                                       

        Experience:                             Previous experience as a school counselor preferred.

        Computer Skills:                     Shall be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency with computers and                                                               programs associated with the position.

        Certifications & Licenses:       Current Arkansas teaching license required.

        Other Requirements:              1. Successful completion of pre-employment background checks.

  1. Appropriate personal and professional conduct at all times around students, staff, and the general public.

 

 

The Beebe School District has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Beebe School District reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Beebe School District may deem appropriate.

It is the policy of the Beebe School District not to discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category: Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Beebe 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.

    Contact Information

    • Mike Tarkington
    • 1201 W Center St
    • Beebe, Arkansas 72012

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