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Cutter Morning Star
Job Description- Elementary Counselor
Master’s degree in guidance and counseling
Valid Arkansas counselor’s license
Teaching experience preferred
School Counseling experience preferred
Demonstrated success in mediation & relationship building
Maintain professional behavior, appearance, and work ethic to represent the school district in a positive manner at all times.
Articulate a positive image of the school district and school district personnel including social media.
Present for students a positive role model that supports the mission of the school district.
Maintain a positive and effective relationship with supervisors.
Must hold a current Arkansas Department of Education Counselor’s teaching license.
Must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of curriculum and subject matter as well as all other areas of responsibility including law and local policy.
Must be computer literate with at least the ability to send and receive email, produce memos, navigate the Internet and eSchool as required by position responsibilities, accurately complete and submit program applications, forms, etc.
Must be able to read and comprehend written instructions, policies, and procedures.
Must be attentive to details, a self-starter, able to work effectively without constant or direct supervision. Must be able to multi-task.
Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and the local board policy.
Must have good communication and organizational skills.
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES (but not limited to):
Elementary Section 504 Coordinator
Serve as McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison
Coordinate the Backpack Food Program
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Building Coach
Adhere to and support federal and state law, school board policy, and other school guidelines including administrative rules and guidelines.
School Counselor for Elementary Building (K-6)- Be available as needed for counseling at all times.
Be involved in parent/teacher/student conferences as needed.
Aid teachers in becoming aware of individual student academic, social, or physical needs.
Building Test Coordinator- Assist with interim assessments and state standardized testing.
Be able to interpret test results to school administrators, teachers, students, and parents.
Be available to serve on committees, both campus and district-wide.
Help process referrals and appropriate placement.
Coordinate spring registration.
Coordinate volunteer activities including training of volunteers.
Assist with developing the master schedule, student registration, and student class placement.
Assist parents and students when enrolling and dropping school.
Correct any student schedule or eSchool errors in a timely fashion. Work collaboratively with the District eSchool Coordinator.
Develop and present small or large group guidance and character education activities.
Practice punctual, timely, and accurate completion of required records and reports, and appropriate use of planning time.
Demonstrate tact and effective communication skills when dealing with others.
Demonstrate consistent cooperation and professionalism when dealing with others.
The counselor will exercise confidentiality, discretion, and appropriate use of language when working with students.
Perform other duties as assigned by Superintendent or designator.
Cutter Morning Star 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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