Lockwood School District # 26
Job Description

TITLE: Counselor
REPORTS TO: Building Principal
SUPERVISES (if applicaable): N/A
JOB DEFINITION OR GOAL: To provide a comprehensive guidance program that offers developmental preventative counseling services for students in grades K-8.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILIIES:

  1. Provides a comprehensive guidance program that offers developmental preventative counseling services for students in grades K-8.

  2. Counsels individual students whose emotional needs would be helped through counseling.

  3. Provides counseling opportunities on a short-term basis for small groups of children who share life problems.

  4. Consults with and aids classroom teachers.

  5. Provides supplementary instruction in the classrooms for health units pertaining to mental and emotional health.

  6. Gives help and support to parents whose children are having personal difficulties.

  7. Determines needs in counseling in the elementary school to which he or she is assigned through a needs assessment.

  8. Helps students to develop cognitive, self-development, social and career development skills through individual and group counseling and class sessions. Involvement in an on-going process with major life problems such as divorce, death, separation and chemical dependency.

  9. Provides in-service training for other staff members.

  10. Coordinates and is the liaison for Drug Free Schools.

  11. Provides consultative services to teachers in areas of behavioral management.

  12. Makes oneself available to parents of students being counseled on an individual basis.

  13. Participates in appropriate parent education activities including the assistance in facilitating the growth of the Community Resource Center.

  14. Intervenes in crisis situations as they occur in the building.

Only minimum duties are listed. Other functions may be
required as given or assigned.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Valid Montana Teaching Certificate with valid endorsements.
  2. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  3. Ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing, with students, parents and staff.
  4. Ability to handle stressful situations.
  5. Ability to maintain confidentiality of student matters.
  6. Ability to read and analyze general counseling periodicals and professional journals.
  7. Ability to solve problems in a practical and workable manner.

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit.  The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The employee must work well under pressure to meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines. The employee shall, at all times, demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.

6/2006
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