Dysart USD 89 ( learn more )

Surprise , AZ ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2902191
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 7, 2018

Job Description

TITLE: Guidance Counselor High School

REPORTS TO: High School Principal

FLSA: Exempt

GRADE: Certified Salary Schedule


FTE: 1.0



SUMMARY: Prepare all students for success in high school and act as an advocate for all students in order to create in each student a sense of direction and purpose so that students may realize their greatest potential.



District Goals and Initiatives:

  • Implement the (ASCA) American School Counselor Association National Model curriculum.
  • Pursue professional growth by attending professional development opportunities and stay current with guidance and counseling practices.
  • Participate in activities and assigned duties that contribute to the effective operation of the school and district.
  • Uses data to plan, implement and evaluate the counseling program.
  • Assists with various testing programs and services (Advanced Placement, PSAT, AIMS, Terra Nova, etc.).
  • Establish and maintain good rapport with students, employees, community members and vendors.
  • Maintains a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality.

Academic Development:

  • Guide and counsel groups and individual students through the development of educational and career plans and post secondary opportunities.
  • Orchestrate the course selection process and assist students through the completion of course selection.
  • Provide student course selection information relevant to master schedule development.
  • Assist school staff in the placement of students with special needs.
  • Work collaboratively with data and records personnel.
  • Verify student records to ensure credits, classes and assessments necessary to meet graduation requirements.
  • Inform students of testing and eligibility requirements for graduation and post-secondary opportunities.
  • Facilitate activities and processes to ensure a successful 8th grade transition to high school.
  • Participate in TAT's, 504's, IEP Processes, Chronic Illness/Homebound/Home Instruction and other processes that will affect a student's Academic Development.

Personal and Social Development:

  • Identify and assess the contributory factors inhibiting student success and take appropriate steps to effectively address same.
  • Provide responsive services to students and parents as needed and refer to appropriate district and community agencies to address related needs.
  • Communicate with and educate students, parents and families as to school and community resources.
  • Act as an advocate for all students and create and an awareness of opportunities for educational/post secondary growth.
  • Participate in crisis intervention.
  • Support student awareness of multicultural/diverse populations.
  • Encourage participation in and create awareness of extra-curricular programs and organizations.

College and Career Development:

  • Support students in the development of post-secondary planning and application processes.
  • Assist students in the identification of potential career interests and career planning.
  • Facilitate career awareness and the connections between the world of work, schooling and personal growth.
  • Support students in developing strategies for achieving college and career goals.
  • Other job related duties as assigned.


To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications for this job description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Master's degree in Counseling.
  • Arizona Department of Education School guidance Counselor Certificate.
  • Obtain and maintain a valid Arizona fingerprint clearance card (FPCC).


  • Experience working with any level of K-12 students and their families.
  • Knowledge of high school curriculum and instructional programs.
  • Teaching experience preferred.


  • Read and interpret general documents such as employee handbooks and safety/training manuals.
  • Write general correspondence and speak effectively with others.
  • Organize ideas and present them in a clear and concise manner.
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Interpret assortment of instructions furnished in variable forms.
  • Apply reason to research and solve moderately complex issues with little or no assistance.


The physical demands described here are representatives 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, employee is frequently required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hand and arms and will frequently repeat the same hand or finger motion such as when typing. Employee will frequently interact with the public and other staff members. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.



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. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

The Dysart Unified School District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Civil Rights Act Title VII of 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Dysart Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment or in any of its educational programs or in the provisions of benefits and services to students.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
  • Contact Information

    • Dysart USD HR Department
    • 15802 North Parkview Place
    • Surprise, Arizona 85374

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