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Counselor - Grades 4th-8th

North Santiam School District 29J
Job Description
Counselor - Grades 4th-8th JobID: 1770 
  • Position Type:
      Student Support/Counselor
  • Date Posted:
  • Location:
      Stayton Intermediate/Middle Schools
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    Grades 4th-8th
    Stayton Intermediate/Middle School

    POSITION TYPE: Licensed
    START DATE: August 19, 2024, for Orientation
    WORK DAYS: 190, plus 10 additional days
    PAY: for the 2024-25 school year, $47,548.89 - $93,446.83, which includes 10 additional days; placement is dependent on experience and education level; we also pay your PERS contribution

    Job Goal:                                          
    Work with parents, school staff, and community agencies to prevent students' developmental problems and provide healthy growth experiences so children view themselves and their environment in a positive way.
    This position is subject to a funded budget based on staffing needs.  Building location and specific assignments are subject to change.
    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 or Bachelor’s Degree with Child Development Specialist Certificate issued through the State Department of Education
    • 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 the individual child
    • Ability to provide quality counseling for all students referred by teachers, administrators or parents
    • Ability to facilitate social and emotional growth among students and to promote academic and overall positive school experiences
    • Ability to ensure 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 to extensive 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):  
    1. Assists and implements a guidance program following state and district goals that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs and development of students
    2. Participates in parent, teacher, and student conferences as requested and initiates such conferences as needed
    3. Assists the administration in implementing all policies and/or rules governing student conduct and supports the teaching staff in developing reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedures
    4. Maintains accurate, complete, and confidential records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations
    5. Participates in the development and implementation of an individualized education program (IEP) as requested
    6. TAG Coordinator
    7. 504 Coordinator
    8. Administers appropriate tests to students and coordinates or assists with the building testing program as requested
    9. Writes, implements, and assesses individual student action plans as needed
    10. Provides individual and group sessions to assist in peer relations and behavioral change, problem-solving, decision-making, responsibility, self-understanding, and other areas related to cognitive and affective domains
    11. Provides consultation services to school staff related to major concepts of a preventative approach
    12. Plan instruction and teach guidance lessons
    13. Develop and maintain open lines of communication between the school and home
    14. Coordinates student and family needs with community resources as appropriate, i.e., mental health, juvenile department, health department, ESD, etc.
    15. Make referrals to other agencies as appropriate
    16. Keeps abreast of laws, rules, policies, and trends regarding guidance and counseling
    17. Strives to maintain and improve professional competence through an ongoing program of reading, workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced coursework at institutions of higher learning
    18. Attends staff meetings and serves on committees as requested
    19. Initiates and maintains communication with colleagues
    20. Supports school staff in implementing plans to support students' social-emotional and/or behavioral needs.
    21. Maintains a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students, parents, and staff
    22. Act as a friendly ambassador of the North Santiam School District
    23. Perform such other tasks (which may require knowledge of other job descriptions) as may seem to be appropriate to the Board or Administration
    Stayton Intermediate/Middle School is AVID-certified. We are AVID school-wide, with focused attention on social/emotional learning, culturally relevant teaching, equity, and building relational capacity with our students. Our campus promotes a learning environment that fosters collaboration in which students and staff are reflective in their practice to build confidence in our students and provide them with the best opportunities to become productive citizens in our community. All staff are responsible for providing a safe, friendly, and welcoming place for our students to learn. We hold the belief that ALL students are OUR students. We commit to remain visible throughout our school building. The administration and school counselor are responsible for building positive student relationships with ALL students. 
    1.  Valid Oregon Teaching License or Child Development Specialist Certificate
    2.  Possess a valid First Aid card if required
    3.  Possess a valid Oregon Driver’s License if required
    4.  Bloodborne Pathogens Training/Hepatitis B Shot Series Training if required
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.
    WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

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