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Jr./Sr. High School Counselor- 1.0 FTE

 

DEFINITION

The secondary counselor (Counselor I) will establish and maintain rapport with students, parents, teachers and administrators to assist students in achieving their educational goals.  195 duty days annually.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Under the general supervision of the Principal in the school of assignment. Supervise classified employees whose assignment is in the counseling office.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIESMay include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintain confidential relationships with students desiring help in solving personal or social problems.
  • Develop the master schedule. 
  • Provide referral services to school, community and county agencies and follow district protocol with regard to student crisis response.
  • Provide academic guidance including class placement and monitoring of graduation and credit.
  • Hold conferences with students and/or parents to provide educational and vocational information and guidance, including present and future planning, college applications, scholarships, and financial aid.
  • Assist with problem solving and consultation regarding student behavior and school attendance problems; helps determine appropriate discipline for students to established procedures and guidelines.
  • Hold parent-student conferences to discuss home-school relations and to stimulate parent support in improving academic progress of individual students.
  • Assist in the coordination, administration and interpretation of District and State testing programs.
  • Confer with teachers and/or administrators concerning the academic or personal adjustment of students.
  • Perform background reviews of applicants, hold parent-student conferences and make recommendations for the Independent Study Program.
  • Attend Special Education IEP as counselor or administrator's designee.
  • Actively participate in a variety of committees for the purpose of expanding student educational opportunities and programs.
  • Assume the responsibility for the interpretive evaluation and recording of students’ incoming school transcripts.
  • Serves as 504 plan case carrier for so assigned students at school of assignment.
  • Coordinate, schedule and be responsible for the documentation of Student Study Team meetings for students so referred.
  • Meet with groups of students and parents to discuss school graduation/promotion requirements; college and vocational planning; school orientation and class selections.
  • Assume responsibility for the accurate maintenance of students’ records.
  • Perform other such duties as may be assigned by the Principal.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Possession of a valid California General Pupil Personnel Services Credential
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with students, parents, teachers and administrators.

Ability to:

  • Provide academic and personal counseling.
  • Coordinate, conduct and supervise standardized tests.
  • Prepare master schedule and student program of classes.
  • Maintain cumulative records.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Work productively in unsupervised situations.
  • Adapt to periodic heavy workload.
  • Computer literate.

 Experience

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Special Requirements:

  • Strong commitment to working with adolescents and the parents and teachers of adolescents.
  • Ability to speak Spanish will enhance qualifications.
  • Employees assigned to multiple sites will be responsible for providing their own transportation to and from each.

Physical Requirements

  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
  • Seeing to read, prepare, and proofread documents and perform assigned duties.
  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment.
  • Ability to exert 25 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Ability to stoop, climb, stand for long periods of time and perform physical labor, physical mobility and stamina to participate in activities which may be strenuous.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.