NORTH LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT
Job Description for High School Counselor
Job Status: Full Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Building Principal
Amount of Travel Required: Minimal travel may be required if in conjunction with pre-approved professional development activities
Positions Supervised: None
Work Schedule: 207-day contract, Monday through Friday; hours per day as set by the building Principal
The Secondary School Counselor will oversee the successful implementation of the school counseling program in accordance with all applicable state and District guidelines.
- Follows and maintains knowledge of all District policies and procedures.
- Provides individual and small group counseling.
- Assists students in making course and subject selections, as well as with evaluating career interests and choices.
- Assists with the state-mandated testing program.
- Assists in the scheduling of classes.
- Assists students with admissions, scholarships, and identifying employment opportunities.
- Assists with the registration and orientation of students who are new to the school regarding procedures and educational opportunities.
- Assists with the District’s dropout prevention efforts.
- Is aware of and abides by laws protecting a student’s right to privacy.
- Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops, or professional meetings or by conducting research and by maintaining professional relationships with members of institutions of higher learning and the business community.
- Encourages parental involvement in students’ education and ensures effective communication with students, parents, and teachers.
- Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete recordkeeping and providing student information to prospective colleges and employers, as required by District procedures and applicable laws.
- Provides counseling activities to assist students with educational, social, and career adjustment and planning.
- Promotes better understanding of the student and his educational, social, and career development and planning.
- Refers students to outside agencies or professional individuals when mental health needs warrant.
- Serves as a ready resource to students to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and maturity.
- Organizes Master Schedule and can navigate E-school effectively and efficiently.
- Accountability - accepts responsibility and account for his/her actions
- Accurate - performs work accurately and thoroughly
- Adaptability - adapts to change in the workplace
- Communication, Oral - communicates effectively with others using the spoken word
- Communication, Written - communicates in writing clearly and concisely
- Consensus Building - brings about group solidarity to achieve a goal
- Creative - thinks in such a way as to produce a new concept or idea
- Regular Attendance - reports to work regularly to maximize student progress
- Diversity Oriented - works effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race,ethnicity, religion, or job type
- Enthusiastic - brings energy to the performance of a task
- Ethical - demonstrates conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards
- Goal Oriented - focuses on a goal and obtains a pre-determined result
- Honesty / Integrity - truthful and seen as credible in the workplace
- Initiative - takes actions to solve problems or reach goals
- Innovative - looks beyond the standard solutions
- Interpersonal - gets along well with a variety of personalities and individuals
- Judgment - formulates sound decisions using the available information
- Loyal - demonstrates a trait of duty to students and to coworkers
- Management Skills - organizes and directs oneself, and a classroom, so as to effectively supervise students
- Motivation - inspires oneself, and students, to reach a goal and/or perform to the best of their ability
- Organized - possesses the trait of being organized so as to follow systematic methods of performing tasks
- Patience - acts calmly under stress and strain
- Positive attitude - optimistic, team-first attitude displayed at all times
- Presentation Skills - effectively presents information to students, parents, and others
- Problem Solving - finds solutions for challenges, deals proactively with work-related problems
- Punctual - reports to work on time, reports to class or other duties on time
- Reliability - dependable and trustworthy
- Responsible - accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
- Tactful - shows consideration for and maintains good relations with students, parents, and coworkers
- Team Building - convinces students, parents, and coworkers to work toward goals
Minimum of a Master's Degree with a valid Arkansas Teacher's License with Guidance and Counseling certification, in addition to being a Highly Qualified Teacher meeting Arkansas Department of Education standards.
Three to five years of teaching experience
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Basic technology proficiency, with the ability to learn and implement district teacher technology to include grade reporting and parental communication technology (Grade Quick, Ed Line Programs) Certificates & Licenses
Valid Arkansas Teacher's License with appropriate certification, in addition to being a Highly Qualified Teacher in accordance with Arkansas Department of Education requirements.
Appreciation for diversity. Ability to pass required ASP/FBI/DHS background checks.
Physical Abilities Lift /Carry
Stand C (Constantly) 10 lbs or less F (Frequently)
Walk F (Frequently) 11-20 lbs F (Frequently)
Sit O (Occasionally) 21-50 lbs F (Frequently)
Handling / Fingering F (Frequently) 51-100 lbs N (Not Applicable)
Reach Outward F (Frequently) Over 100 lbs N (Not Applicable)
Reach Above Shoulder F (Frequently)
Climb O (Occasionally)
Crawl O (Occasionally)
Squat or Kneel O (Occasionally)
Bend O (Occasionally)
Push / Pull
12 lbs or less F (Frequently)
13-25 lbs F (Frequently)
26-40 lbs O (Occasionally
41-100 lbs N (Not Applicable)
N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation.
O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)
C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
Other Physical Requirements
Vision (Near, Distance, Peripheral)
Sense of Sound (ability to converse with students and parents)
Sense of Touch
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 quiet to loud, depending on the activities of the day. Duties are performed indoors and occasionally outdoors. The work environment is generally indoors in a school classroom. Large crowds and student assembly situations are encountered in this job. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
The North Little Rock School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.