Minnesota K-12 or Middle School Guidance Counselor
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Counsel with students on an individual and/or small group basis regarding personal, emotional, social and academic concerns.
2. Consult with teachers, parents, and staff regarding meeting the developmental needs of students and regarding specific information about the children for whom they have responsibility.
3. Conduct developmental guidance lessons in classroom settings, as planned in conjunction with the instructional departments or through the advisory system.
4. Participate in building and community activities which will help foster a positive learning environment for all students.
5. Guide groups and/or individual students through the development of educational career plans.
6. Refer students with problems and their parents to special programs and/or specialists.
7. Plan, design and evaluate the campus guidance program.
8. Pursue continuous professional growth.
9. Act as school liaison for new families; conducts tours, provides orientation information, and gathers new student academic data and profile to determine appropriate placement recommendations to administration.
10. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
1. Counselors help students in a variety of ways, both directly and indirectly. Their assistance may be educational, personal-social, or career oriented; it may be part of the guidance curriculum, individual planning, responsive services, system support or, in many cases, a blend of those factors.
2. Provide orientation activities to incoming 6th graders and other new students.
3. Guide 8th graders in the development of their "High School Four Year Plans."
4. Assist new students entering school after the school year begins.
5. Assist in the coordination of standardized and district/local assessment programs as needed.
Knowledge and Skills:
1. Demonstrated ability to apply appropriate skills in performing daily routines.
2. Demonstrated ability to operate a computer, software and necessary classroom technology.
3. Ability to develop effective and positive working relationships with students, staff, administrators, parents, and the community.
4. Maintain professional composure while dealing with a variety of personalities and situations.
5. Show initiative and function as a self-starter.
6. Effectively communicate and have interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
Tim Alexander, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
Bill Jacobson, Principal
Please upload a letter of interest, resume, 3 letters of professional recommendation, transcripts and Minnesota Teacher license information with your online application.
Current Minnetonka Employees, please fill out the Internal Application form found on the district website under "Employment" then click "Submit an Internal Application/Transfer Form" found on the bottom of the page. Current teachers do not need to attach letters of recommendation or transcripts.