The following are required:
- Valid Alaska Type C certificate with endorsement as a School Counselor or Guidance and Counseling
- (Type C Social Work/Counseling Psychology endorsements do not meet this minimum requirement.)
- Counseling/school based internship with school age children
- There is no HQT (Highly Qualified Teacher) designation for this position
The following are preferred:
Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Experience in providing behavioral and academic interventions with youth
- Three - five years school guidance counseling experience
The responsibilities listed below are representative of essential functions of this position. The successful candidate:
- Implements the prevention guidance curriculum through delivery of classroom lessons and infusion in content areas
- Supports and reinforces the key role of the classroom teacher
- Serves as a consultant to staff and parents
- Counsels individuals and small groups toward social and emotional resiliency
- Consults with parents and other family member on individual student needs
- Acts as a liaison among school staff, parents and public or private agencies
- Conducts parent group meetings and workshops
- Provides in-service training to all staff to assist them with planning and implementing interventions for adolescents in order to maximize the developmental benefits in all students
- Devises and implements appropriate counseling techniques to accommodate a variety of functioning levels
- Is accessible to all students for career, educational, and personal counseling
- Consults with staff to increase students' awareness of the relationship between school and work
- Acts as a student advocate
- Participates in counseling and guidance program development, maintenance, evaluation and enhancement
- Consults with school staff concerning early identification, remediation and the use of an effective referral process for assisting students and other in using special programs and services
- Assumes a leadership role in promoting a positive school climate
- Pursues continuous professional growth
- Assists with the intake and exit process as a member of the team, as necessary
- Assists with establishing positive behavior plans
- Consults with and provides parenting training as needed to all parents of transitioning students to further ensure student success
- Assists with completion and collection of all data needed for program evaluation
- Other related duties as assigned
The physical demands of this job require frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking and hearing. Specific visual abilities are also required. The employee is regularly required to reach with his/her hands and arms and occasionally lift items weighing less than 40 lbs. Additionally, the employee must be able to understand vague and implicit instructions, be able to readily recall facts and details, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure.
The Anchorage School District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all individuals with a qualified physical or mental disability.
Work is performed in a professional environment with a wide variety of individuals having differing functions, personalities and abilities, including working with diverse groups of people in a variety of different settings.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job related duties as requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
The Anchorage School District is an equal employment opportunity employer.