SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTION:
Provides counseling to children in making educational, occupational and life plans that increase the probability of students becoming mature and responsible decision-makers who enjoy a high degree of personal fulfillment. Supervises assigned students and maintains a positive learning environment. Adapts instruction to meet the learning needs of all students resulting in an increased probability of advancing their achievement. Provide assistance to children who are exhibiting symptoms of social, emotional, and/or academic difficulties that interfere with their progress. Maintains positive inter-personal relationships with students, parents, staff, and community members.
SUPERVISED BY: School Principal
ESSENTIAL JOB ELEMENTS:
1. Supports the approved Eagle County School District RE50J curriculum, mission, school improvement plan and district academic achievement plan.
2. Advocates for students with parents, teachers, school administrators, and other governmental agencies using a working knowledge of human development.
3. Teaches, facilitates and promotes such life skills as problem-solving, decision-making, conflict resolution, goal setting and respect for individual differences.
4. Provides counseling and guidance to students which may include evaluating career interests/choices and post secondary planning.
5. Provides student orientation for new and/or transfer students in collaboration with feeder schools.
6. Serves as a resource to special education staff including attending child studies and student staffing’s when appropriate.
7. Maintains a portfolio of work including an Individual Growth Plan that addresses all elements of the license performance appraisal system.
8. Participates in professional development focusing on growth goals and action plans.
9. Participates in the development and enhancement of a school-wide culture that promotes professional growth and student learning.
10. Provides support and knowledge that inspires and encourages the professional growth of teachers at the cluster group meeting and school-wide as resources are utilized for the enhancement of student learning.
11. Contributes to the professional development of other teachers including but not limited to modeling the use and application of exemplary practices regarding affective needs of students, peer support with lesson planning and designing consistent with state standards and district goals.
12. Serves as a resource regarding academic/social and emotional needs of the children including crisis intervention.
13. Promotes and maintains student behavior expectations conducive to learning, and maximizes learning time.
14. Establishes and demonstrates positive human relations with students, parents, other staff members, and the community.
15. Ensures the accuracy, completeness, confidentiality, and security of all student information.
16. Complies with District and School policies and procedures including meeting with assigned students at scheduled location and time and supporting systems for communicating student goals and successes to the community and parents.
17. Other duties as assigned
CONTACTS: Students, parents, support staff, administrative staff, and community members, teachers and District Counselors.
1. Participation in an approved induction program if necessary.
2. Participation in school and district level professional development.
3. Collaborative professional development through teaming with colleagues.
4. A school culture that promotes professional growth, collaboration among teachers and student learning.
1. Bachelor’s degree required.
2. Current authorization or license issued by the State of Colorado indicating s/he is properly endorsed or s/he must meet the qualifications criteria under NCA.
3. Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish)
4. Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
5. Effective time management and organizational skills.