Stayton High School, Home of the Eagles, is in search of an energetic, dynamic individual who is able to meet the needs of over 700 diverse students. The successful candidate would begin work for the 2021-22 school year.
Stayton High School is an AVID building and focuses on instructional strategies and providing a career and college-growing culture for students.
This position, as with all others, is subject to budget approval and adequate funding. In addition to being placed on the licensed salary schedule, high school counselors work an extra 15 paid days for a total of 205 days. Pay is based on a grid reflecting Education and Experience. The attached salary schedule reflects 190 days of work so an additional 15 days will be applied to the pay set.
Goal: To assist students, specifically focusing on 9th-grade students, in achieving the greatest educational benefit from scholastic and extra-curricular programs and to help students resolve non-academic and academic problems that may interfere with their educational progress. This position will be geared toward monitoring and improving freshmen on-track rates.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to execute each requirement satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability needed for the position.
Master’s Degree with Valid Oregon Counseling License issued through TSPC
Coursework/experience in the principles and practices of educational guidance, testing and measurement, psychology of learning, analysis of behavior in attitude change, group dynamics, and physical and mental development of individual child
Ability to provide quality counseling for all students referred by teachers, administrator, or parents
Ability to facilitate social and emotional growth among students, promoting academic and overall positive school experiences
Ability to assure that students have the opportunity to explore, develop and express themselves intellectually, socially, and emotionally
Ability to assist students in solving problems related to home, health, and emotional adjustments
Ability to communicate with individuals of varied cultural and educational backgrounds
Ability to work harmoniously with others and to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with students, parents, staff, and community agencies
Ability to maintain confidentiality when dealing with student, staff, and/or parent information
Perform physical requirements which may include:
A. Moderate degree of physical and emotional stamina
B. Frequent standing, walking and sitting
C. Frequent and prolonged talking/hearing conversations
D. Possible exposure to bodily fluids due to student injury and illnesses
Such alternative to the above requirements as the School Board or the Administration may deem appropriate and acceptable.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may also be assigned):
Assist and implement a guidance program following state and district goals that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs and development of students
Direct scheduling of classes for students
Supervise the registration, classification, scheduling, and testing of students
Participate in parent, teacher, and student conferences as requested and initiate such conferences as needed
Assist the administration in implementing all policies and/or rules governing student conduct and support the teaching staff in developing reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedures
Maintain accurate, complete, and confidential records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations
Participate in the development and implementation of an individualized education program (IEP) as requested
Write, implement and assess individual student action plans for selected students as needed
Coordinate student and family needs with community resources as appropriate, i.e. mental health, juvenile department, health department, ESD, DARE, etc.
Keep abreast of laws, rules, policies, and trends regarding guidance and counseling
Administer appropriate tests to students and coordinate or assist with the building testing program
Share responsibility of certifying students for graduation
Conduct individual and group counseling sessions with students providing the academic guidance for students to be on track for high school graduation and their college or career planning
Supervise the preparation and processing of college, scholarship, and employment applications
Make recommendations to colleges for admissions and scholarships
Provide student information to colleges and potential employers according to provision of the Board’s policy on student records
Coordinate peer helper program
Coordinate annual Optimist Report as required
Develop/implement programs for pregnant and parenting teens
Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as requested
Strive to maintain and improve professional competence through an ongoing program of reading, workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced coursework at institutions of higher learning
Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students, parents, and staff
Act as a friendly ambassador of the North Santiam School District
Perform such other tasks (which may require knowledge of other job descriptions) as may seem to be appropriate to the Board or Administration.
North Santiam is a PBS District
Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) focuses efforts on creating an environment that supports the educational environment. PBS schools use school-wide and classroom positive reinforcement to promote expected behavior, teach behavioral expectations like academic skills, and use data-based information to guide intervention and management.