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Pea Ridge Public School Position Description
Position Title: Intermediate School Counselor
Reports to: Director of Counseling
Summary: To define and focus the comprehensive school counseling program based on the school’s academic, attendance and behavioral data. Identifying student needs through this data and consulting with administrators directs the program development. Job duties also include collaboration with teachers and parents on early identification and intervention of student’s academic and social/emotional needs which are essential in removing barriers to learning and developing skills and behaviors critical for academic achievement.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Other duties may be assigned
Development, management, and delivery of a comprehensive school counseling program
Communicates the goals of the comprehensive school counseling program to administrators and stakeholders
Accurately and appropriately interprets and utilizes student data
Aligns programs and curriculum to state standards
Collaborates with parents/guardians and educators to assist students with educational planning (provide academic support)
Provides individual and group counseling to students with identified concerns and needs.
Help students begin the career exploration process
Educate students about self-awareness and self-esteem
Teach problem solving and conflict resolution skills
Make referrals to outside services when necessary
Consults and collaborates effectively with Director of Counseling, administration, parents/guardians, teachers, and other educational/community resources regarding students with identified concerns and needs
Provide support and assistance to students and families in crisis and emergency situations
Implements an effective referral and follow-up process
Participates in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills
Uses available technology resources to enhance the school counseling program
Monitors student academic performance, behavior and attendance and assists with appropriate interventions
Collects and analyzes data to guide program direction and emphasis
? Conducts a yearly program audit to review extent of program implementation
Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid Arkansas Teaching License and Counseling Endorsement
Pea Ridge 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.
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