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2021-22 Counselor

Company: Laveen Elementary School District
Location: Laveen
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Arizona Guidance Counselor Certification. Board Certified Behavioral Analyst training preferred. Master's Degree with a major in guidance and counseling or social work. Three years teaching experience at the elementary level preferred. Licensed Professional Counselor is preferred.


Principal/Director of Student Services


Provides individual and group counseling services to support students' educational programs.


  • Collects, organizes, and analyzes information about individuals through records, tests, interviews, and professional resources.
  • Assesses academic, personal/social, and career strengths and weaknesses for educational planning.
  • Refers students for additional non-districted provided services.
  • Assists individuals to understand and overcome social, emotional, and behavioral issues.
  • Reviews recent research to improve counseling techniques.
  • Provides educational programs with students, teachers and parents.
  • Develops Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans in conjunction with relevant school staff, parents, and student.
  • Identifies, assesses, and responds appropriately to students in crisis.
  • Determines appropriate program(s) of study to meet specific needs of all students.
  • Provides instruction based on established objectives and individual student needs.
  • Motivates students to maximize their learning potential and ensure that all students have successful experiences.
  • Maintains confidential counseling records and documentation separate from other school records.
  • Attends staff and in-service meetings, workshops, and school functions.
  • Provides social, emotional, and behavioral health support to students and personnel as part of the district Crisis Response Team.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.


  • Perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios.
  • Read a variety of manuals; writes documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others.
  • Understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions.
  • Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: recordkeeping principles; and office equipment/software.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional situations; Responds promptly to student, staff, and public needs.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Maintains confidentiality; Creates and maintains a positive and conducive work environment.
  • Oral Communication - Responds well to questions.
  • Written Communication - Edits work for spelling and grammar.
  • Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful and positive manner.
  • Safety and Security - Uses equipment and materials properly.


  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write correspondence.
  • Ability to work with a variety of people and maintain confidentiality of information.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet and District software, preferred accounting used software and Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and other appropriate technology software).
  • Knowledge of appropriate business machines and telephones.
  • Monitor special system(s), not limited to, including security and fire alarm systems.


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. In addition, some carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity.
  • The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: requires sitting, walking, and standing.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.


  • Ten-month, full time, employee pay and benefits in accordance with Board policy.
  • FLSA: Exempt

EVALUATION: Performance to be evaluated in accordance with the Board policy.

Keywords: Laveen Elementary School District, Phoenix , 2021-22 Counselor, Other , Laveen, Arizona

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