Counselor - STMS - SY
Company: Cave Creek Unified School District
Location: Cave Creek
Posted on: June 25, 2022
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: FLSA: Exempt
Supports District schools and principals in their effort to foster
an optimal educational environment for students. Leadership,
advocacy and collaboration are the skills a school counselor will
draw on to implement a preventative, proactive school counseling
program using the ASCA (American School Counseling) model.
Counselors will promote student success through the implementation
of a comprehensive school counseling program that address the
academic, career and personal/social needs of students.
* Registers students new to the school, orients them to school
procedures and the school's varied opportunities for learning.
* Participates in meetings addressing a student's specific needs
affecting their learning (i.e. IEP, 504, SST, TMT).
* Communicates with students, staff and parents in a timely
* Implements the components of the comprehensive program which
includes curriculum, responsive services, student planning and
* Supports AZ academic standards through the application and
integration of AZ standards and ASCA school counseling
* Develops materials and instructional strategies to meet student
needs and school goals.
* Uses effective classroom management techniques.
* In collaboration with parents/guardians, engage students to
establish academic, personal/social, and career goals as a means to
connect education to their future.
* Demonstrates accurate and appropriate interpretation of
assessment data and the presentation of relevant, unbiased
* Develops strategies to implement individual student planning,
such as strategies for appraisal, goal setting, decision-making,
social skills, transition or post-secondary planning.
* Counsels individual students and small groups of students with
identified needs and concerns.
* Consults effectively with parents or guardians, teachers,
administrators and other relevant individuals.
* Implements an effective referral process with administrators,
teachers and other school personnel.
* Networks with community agencies to maintain a referral resource
for student's personal problems (i.e. long term counseling
services, support groups, child protective services, police,
* Understands what defines a crisis, the appropriate response to a
variety of intervention strategies to meet the needs of the
individual, group, or school community, before, during and after a
* Works as a team to the school and community in a crisis
* Involved with consultation, training and leadership to the school
community in creating, maintaining and evaluating a safe school
* Participates in educational professional development.
* Carries out "fair share responsibilities" as appropriate.
* Understands and knows how to provide supervision for school
counseling interns consistent with the principles of the ASCA
* Creates a yearly principal-counselor agreement based on annual
school needs and goals.
* Develops action plans detailing the curriculum delivery using a
yearly counseling calendar.
* Spends 80% of time in direct services to students and follows the
ASCA recommended time for their level in guidance curriculum,
individual student planning, responsive services and systems
* Meets with the Counseling Advisory Council.
* Reviews the school counseling program audit with the Counseling
* Uses school data to make decisions regarding student choice of
classes and counseling programs.
* Collects process, perception and results data from the counseling
program to make decisions regarding program revisions.
* Analyzes and interprets data to ensure every student has equity
and access to a rigorous academic curriculum.
* Analyzes and interprets data to improve student behavior.
* Understands and uses data to establish goals and activities in
"closing the gap" efforts.
* Accountable for monitoring every student's progress.
* Develops appropriate interventions for students as needed and
monitors their progress.
* Measures results attained from school guidance curriculum and
closing the gap activities by conducting a yearly program
* Uses student achievement and achievement-related data for program
* Assesses, analyzes, interprets, disaggregates, and presents
process, perception and results data.
* Maintains professionalism in all areas, including work habits,
relationships, utilizing technology, attending meetings, completing
all required paperwork and following ASCA Ethical Guidelines.
* Takes a leadership role within the counseling department, the
school setting and the community.
* Valid Arizona Teacher's Certificate with Counseling endorsement,
* Experience as a school counselor implementing the ASCA National
* Adheres to the American School Counselling Association Ethical
Standards for School Counselors.
* Counseling experience.
* Good oral and written communication skills.
* Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
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
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee frequently is
required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally
required to sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects.
The employee is frequently required to stoop, bend, or crouch.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and
frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by the job include close vision, distance
vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to
WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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 individual with disability to
perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently
works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally
exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and extreme heat.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and
SUPERVISION: Received from: Principal
Given to: Student Body
EVALUATION: At least annually by the Principal in accordance with
the policy of the Governing Board.
Shift TypeFull-TimeSalary RangePlease see our salary
scheduleLocationSonoran Trails Middle School
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