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  • Job ID: 3028988
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : December 15, 2018

Job Description

Job Title:                  School Counselor
Work Year:               165 days 
Department:             Teaching and Learning Services
Reports To:              School Principal
Salary Range:          Teacher Salary Schedule
                                  Salary Range:  $36,800 - $76,500
Benefits:                   Fringe Benefits based on PEA Negotiated Agreement
Status:                      FLSA Status: Exempt

SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS: The primary responsibility of the School Counselor is to plan, organize, and implement an appropriate instructional program in an elementary or secondary learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential; Performs instructional and related duties in accordance with District policies and terms of the teacher contract.  The Counselor also maintains a cooperative attitude with staff, parents, and students.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below 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.
  • Valid Colorado Teaching License within 60 days from date of hire
  • School Counselor Endorsement or
  • Master’s degree in Community/Family Counseling and passing the PLACE or PRAXIS exam for School Counseling and 
  • Enroll in a Colorado state approved program for School Counseling and completion of program within 3 years
  • Teacher must be highly qualified in applicable content area through the following options:
    • Endorsement on a Colorado teaching license
    • Passing score on a State Board of Education approved content exam (currently the ETS Praxis Series)
  • Employee must complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check and must be cleared by the Office of Human Resources
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary
  • Knowledge of content standards and implementation
  • Ability to use data to make instructional decisions
  • Experience and ability to collaborate and team teach
  • Experience and ability to teach and implement school wide programs such as No Bully, Positive Behavior Support, and Character Education at all levels PK-8
  • Experience and ability to work effectively with staff, students, and parents
  • Experience and ability to monitor student attendance, complete appropriate paperwork, file truancy reports, work collaboratively with the office of pupil support services
  • Experience and ability to provide individual counseling and maintain support groups (anger management, social skills, bully proofing, girls support, behavior management, Character Education, etc...)
  • Experience and ability to work effectively with community agencies (DSS, Police, Operation School Bell, etc...)
  • Experience and ability to multi task and chair school committees as designated by Principal
  • Experience and willingness to make home visits and accompany teachers on home visits
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience in working collaboratively with County Court operations/procedures
  • Ability and willingness to organize and provide support services for teachers and school community including parents
  • Experience and knowledge in the use of computer systems and software
 Specific Job Description Requirements:

Qualified candidates must possess the qualifications listed above. In addition, they must:
  • Ability to organize and manage school functions (student assemblies, community presentations, clothing distribution, etc...)
  • Work effectively with teachers, students, and parents
  • Desire to work with high risk students
  • Believe that all children can learn
  • Have the ability to empower children and teachers
  • Be willing to collaborate with teachers in a peer mentoring relationship
  • Have a strong background in alternative teaching strategies
  • Desire to implement a positive behavioral support system and be willing to initiate and provide professional development to staff
  • Embrace and implement a bully proofing curriculum, and provide professional development to staff
  • Be willing to implement the school/district strategic plans
  • Strong commitment to collaborate and plan with staff and community
  • Possess strong leadership skills
  • Possess a strong professional work ethic
  • Be self-motivated
  • Be a problem-solver
  • Be a contributing member of a highly qualified staff
  • Be supportive of team decisions
  • Effective proven classroom management skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of Common Core standards
  • Ability to unpack standards and align with curriculum
  • Ability to write specific learning goals, objectives and outcomes
  • Ability to analyze and use multiple data sources to make sound instructional decisions
  • Ability and willingness to collaborate with colleagues and actively participate in professional learning communities
  • Ability to use technology and incorporate/teach 21st century skills
  • Ability to scaffold and differentiate instruction
  • Ability and willingness to integrate reading, writing and math throughout the curriculum
  • Computer expertise or an expectation to learn Infinite Campus
  • Positive public relation skills, professionalism, strong work ethic, ability to develop positive relationships with school and community
  • Ability to demonstrate the communication skills with students, parents, and teachers to enhance the educational, personal, and social aspect of each student
  • Ability to interpret test information and data
  • Strong commitment to system change and strong evidence of being a "team player"
  • Ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis
  • Ability to be flexible  

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level or work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position.  This organization believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success.  That contribution should not be limited to assigned responsibilities.  Therefore, this position description is designed to define primary duties, qualifications and job scope but should not limit the incumbent nor the organization to the work identified.  It is our expectation that every employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the District’s/department’s goals.  Actual duties, responsibilities, frequency, and percentages may vary depending upon building assignments and other factors.
  • Provide a variety of classroom techniques and methods
    • Promote high levels of achievement in relation to individual student abilities
    • Use techniques and methodologies appropriate to student abilities
    • Utilize current and relevant subject matter
    • Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to use research-based principles of effective instruction
    • Organize instruction using learning objectives with clearly defined student outcomes
    • Employ teaching strategies congruent with planned student outcomes
    • Select teaching strategies emphasizing student involvement
    • Monitor student learning and pace instruction accordingly
  • Prepare effectively for class
    • Prepare daily lesson plans
    • Provide instruction predicated on course goals and objectives
    • Prepare classroom for classroom activities
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
    • Establish written grading standards that are clear and incorporate a variety of graded activities
    • Assure that grading standards are explained and available to parents
  • Develop and maintain positive interpersonal relationships
    • Model personal behaviors of honesty, fairness, courtesy, and consideration
    • Maintain a cooperative relationship with administrators, staff, students, and parents
    • Share appropriate information with parents and with other staff members
  • Provide documentation of students’ progress
    • Provide timely and accurate feedback/documentation to students, parents, and appropriate staff members
    • Assign and check homework and provide appropriate feedback to students
    • Maintain appropriate records of student performance, progress, and development
  • Build motivation and interest in learning
    • Exhibit personal interest and encourage student interest in the subject area
    • Maintain a current awareness of literature/activities in subject area
  • Maintain an ongoing personal program of professional growth and development
  • Cultivate and model a respectful working and learning environment
    • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures
    • Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school
  • Participate in department, school, district, and parent meetings

  • Perform any and all other duties as assigned by Building Administrators
The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below 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.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel.  The work requires the use of telephone and using fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards.  The employee is continually hearing and speaking to exchange information. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
In an 8-hour workday, this job requires:
Rarely = less than .5 hr per day                Occasionally = .5 - 2.5 hrs per day
Frequently = 2.5 - 5.5 hrs per day             Continually = 5.5 - 8 hrs per day
NA = Not Applicable
Sitting                                                         Frequently
Stationary Sitting                                        Frequently
Walking (level surface)                               Frequently
Walking (uneven surface)                          Occasionally
Crawling                                                     Rarely
Crouching (bend at knees)                        Occasionally
Stooping (bend at waist)                            Occasionally
Twisting (knees/waist/neck)                       Occasionally
Turn/Pivot                                                  Occasionally
Climbing (stairs)                                         Rarely
Climbing (ladder)                                        N/A
Reaching overhead                                    Occasionally
Reaching extension                                    Occasionally
Repetitive use arms                                    Occasionally
Repetitive use wrists                                   Occasionally
Repetitive use hands grasping                    Occasionally
Repetitive use hands squeezing                 Occasionally
Fine manipulation                                       Occasionally
Using foot control                                        N/A
  • Pushing/Pulling                                         Occasionally
                    Maximum weight:  40 lbs.
    Lifting/Carrying                                           Occasionally
                    Maximum weight:  40 lbs.

    WORKING CONDITIONS: Employee will work primarily in a school/office environment with both natural and fluorescent lighting; fast-paced work; constant interruptions;

    Instructions for Applying:
    All applicants interested in and qualified for the posted position must submit an online application.  Applications that are incomplete and/or not submitted will not be forwarded to the hiring administrator for review.  The following will need to be uploaded with the application:  current cover letter for the posted position; current resume; copy of principal/administrative license; copy of transcripts conferring required degree; copy of Place/Praxis test and three current letters of reference (one of which must be from your current supervisor). and any other materials requested on the application to verify that individuals are eligible for a Colorado License from the Colorado Department of Education.
    Please note:  If hired, a new hire packet will be emailed and must be completed prior to processing.  Fingerprints will be required for all employees of Pueblo City Schools prior to your processing date.

    Pueblo City Schools seeks to comply with state and/or federal law prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, sex (gender), age genetic information, or disabilities in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its educational programs or activities.  Inquiries regarding Pueblo City Schools' compliance may be referred to the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Compliance Officer for Pueblo City Schools, 315 West 11th St., Pueblo, CO  81003 (719) 549-7162.
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    • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Pueblo City Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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    • Human Resources
    • Pueblo, Colorado 81003

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