Counselor Substitutes K-12 (See add'l job information)

Washoe County School District (WCSD), Reno, Nevada

Date PostedApril 20, 2018
IndustryK-12: Public Schools
Job StatusNot Specified
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

SCHOOL COUNSELOR

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Under direction of the school principal, the counselor will implement a comprehensive guidance and counseling program by creating programs and activities to support the State of Nevada's School Counseling Program. The program, comprehensive in scope, preventative in design and developmental in nature focuses on what all students K-12 should know, understand and be able to do in three domain areas: academic, career and personal/social. The focus is on academic success of all students, not just those students who are motivated, supported and ready to learn. School counseling programs help all students achieve success in school and develop into contributing members of our society. The counselor performs counseling activities which includes helping all students develop specific skills, establishing the school counseling program, working with the community, and networking with all professionals at the school and within the counseling community. Incumbent performs other duties as assigned.

EXEMPLARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Helps all students develop skills in the areas of academic-personal-social growth, educational planning, and career and vocational development; establishes the school counseling program based upon the American School Counseling Association (ACSA) model and develops activities and resources to implement and evaluate the program; works with the community to assist students and families in need of services outside the school's resources; and networks with all professionals at school and within the counseling community to monitor and assess needs of students at the site. Counselors support all stakeholders to help all students become career and college ready.

Assist students with developing skills that support academic achievement and lifelong learning; assists students with investigating career opportunities; assists students with acquiring skills that maximize their personal and social development; maintains confidentiality, facilitates and /or participates in conferences with teachers, students, and parents; consults with and serves as a resource for the community; maintains student records and uses Infinite Campus (IC) appropriately, participates in on-going professional development, complies with school and district policies and state and federal laws; attends trainings and ongoing professional development, participates in the school improvement process and supports staff progress towards educational goals.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Education/Experience: Any combination of education and experience in teaching that would provide the required knowledge and skills are qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:

Master's Degree or a more advanced degree in school counseling or related field from a regionally accredited college or university with student teaching experience.

Knowledge of: Child development; behavior and characteristics of students; interpersonal relations; effective instructional practices; federal education school law; national counseling model and state counseling program standards; legal and ethical standards of counseling; career development models; application of local resources; use of technology in education; and signs and symptoms of substance abuse.

Skill at: Listening and communicating; implementing and supporting collaborative decision making; working with culturally diverse backgrounds; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with teachers, administrators, and other staff members; working with school age children and parents; collecting and analyzing data and drawing logical conclusions; and effective instructional methodology in the classroom.

Licenses/Certificates: Possession of a valid Nevada license with a school counselor endorsement.

THIS JOB SPECIFICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED TO IMPLY THAT THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE THE EXCLUSIVE STANDARDS OF THE POSITION. INCUMBENTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS, AND TO PERFORM ANY OTHER RELATED DUTIES AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY THEIR SUPERVISOR.

The Washoe County School District is committed to providing a safe and respectful learning and working environment for all students, staff, and visitors. The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, and/or discrimination based on an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veterans or military status, marital status, disability or the presence of any sensory, physical or mental handicap in any of its educational programs/activities and employment, or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The District prohibits discrimination against any youth group listed in Title 36, as a patriotic society, (i.e. Boy Scouts of America) from access to public school facilities use.

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