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North Santiam School District 29J High School Counselor

North Santiam School District 29J
Job Description

Job Goal:


To assist 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.


Essential Requirements:


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:
  1. Moderate degree of physical and emotional stamina 
  2. Frequent standing, walking, and sitting
  3. Frequent and prolonged talking/hearing conversations
  4. 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. Assist and implement a guidance program following state and district goals that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs and development of students
  2. Direct scheduling of classes for students
  3. Supervise the registration, classification, scheduling and testing of students
  4. Participate in parent, teacher and student conferences as requested and initiate such conferences as needed
  5. 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
  6. Maintain accurate, complete and confidential records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulations
  7. Participate in the development and implementation of an individualized education program (IEP) as requested
  8. Write, implement and assess individual student action plans for selected students as needed
  9. Coordinate student and family needs with community resources as appropriate, i.e. mental health, juvenile department, health department, ESD, DARE, etc.
  10. Keep abreast of laws, rules, policies and trends regarding guidance and counseling
  11. Administer appropriate tests to students and coordinate or assist with the building testing program
  12. Share responsibility of certifying students for graduation
  13. 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
  14. Supervise the preparation and processing of college, scholarship and employment applications
  15. Make recommendations to colleges for admissions and scholarships
  16. Provide student information to colleges and potential employers according to provision of the Board’s policy on student records
  17. Coordinate peer helper program
  18. Coordinate annual Optimist Report as required
  19. Develop/implement programs for pregnant and parenting teens
  20. Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as requested 
  21. 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
  22. Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students, parents, and staff
  23. Act as a friendly ambassador of the North Santiam School District 
  24. Perform such other tasks (which may require knowledge of other job descriptions) as may seem to be appropriate to the Board or Administration.




1. Master’s Degree with Valid Oregon Counseling License issued through TSPC

  1. Possess a valid First Aid card if required
  2. Possess a valid Oregon Driver’s License if required
  3. 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 successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Days and hours to be arranged, with a salary according to current schedule.


EVALUATION:  Following the probationary period, performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of licensed personnel.


Salary Range $38,211.23 - 71167.25 per 2019-20 rates / Annual
Shift Type Full Time
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