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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3119638
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : June 12, 2019

Job Description

Woodland Public Schools - 1.0 High School Counselor

We appreciate your interest in employment with Woodland Public Schools. All applications are considered and reviewed. The most qualified and competitive applicant(s) that possess directly related experience and expertise, training, and education may be invited to participate in the interview/selection process. As part of the selection process, the District conducts confidential reference checks to include former and present employers and also requires a criminal background investigation. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications received, not all applicants will receive an interview.
All district employees are encouraged to review their personnel file periodically to ensure that their file includes current and relevant documentation that supports their education, experience, training, etc., as it relates to qualifications described on job postings.

Position Title: 1.0 FTE High School Counselor
Posting #: 1496
Location: Woodland High School
Days/Hrs: 180 days/7 hours per day (1.0 FTE) - also includes 14 additional days, in addition to 8 Professional Development Days
Start Date: 08/12/19
Pay Schedule: Estimated Job Salary-Page 2
Benefits:  Approximately $950 from district per month to cover medical, dental and vision premiums.  Position is WA State Department of Retirement Systems eligible.

Job Summary: 
High School guidance counselor for Woodland High School. 

  • MA in school counseling with valid ESA certificate
  • Two years of experience preferred
  • Ability to work cooperatively with students and their parents who are culturally, racially, and linguistically diverse
  • Ability to relate well to administrators, teachers, parents, and students
  • Ability to convey humor and positive energy with team members, students and parents
  • Regular and punctual attendance
  • Preference in screening of applications will be given to bilingual candidates
Such alternatives to the above requirements and desirable qualifications may be made as the district finds appropriate. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Adhere to and support board policy, school guidelines, administrative rules and directives
  • Make him/herself available to all students seeking guidance and counseling services
  • Advocate on behalf of the student and/or his/her family. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students
  • Facilitate outreach efforts to provide services to students, parents/guardians and staff
  • Connect students, parents/guardians and staff with specialized referral agencies
  • Understand, evaluate, and interpret academic performance data. Interpret information about students to the student, their parents/guardians, and staff
  • Implement individual and group counseling methods that are appropriate
  • Conduct career and educational planning activities
  • Participate in in-service activities promoted by the district
  • Submit required reports promptly and accurately
  • Schedule students in appropriate courses
  • Consult with students, parents and staff to assist students with academic/career planning
  • Meet individually with every student in assigned grade band to develop a career plan
  • Assist students with scholarship, college entrance, and financial aid applications
  • Schedule and coordinate AP, ACT, PSAT, SAT, ASVAB, etc.
  • Be the liaison for our Running Start program and help ensure proper student enrollment
  • Work with our community partners for our local scholarship program
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Building Principal or District Administrator
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 frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit.   Occasionally the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average person. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs.  The employee is directly responsible for safety, well-being, or work output of other people.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.   
Work Environment:
The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.

Position Opens Internally: June 10, 2019
Position Closes Internally: June 15, 2019
Position Opens Externally (if necessary): June 16, 2019
Position Closes: Open until filled.

If you are hired for this position, you will be required to pay for a background check, unless you have completed the background check in the past two years, and it is on file with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). 

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

    • Vicky Barnes , Human Resources
    • 800 Second Street
    • Woodland, Washington 98674
    • Phone: 360-841-2700
    • Fax: 360-841-2701
    • Email: click here

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