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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3615789
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : July 22, 2021

Job Description

Ames Community School District, where your journey matters! ACSD promotes an educational environment that is racially, ethnically, linguistically, and culturally diverse to broaden students' academic experience and to enrich our District. We are focused on creating and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organizational culture and in our community.

Ames Community School District is seeking a long-term Substitute School Counselor to begin the 2021-22 school year. 

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
  • Assists students to:
    • Enhance awareness of uniqueness of self.
    • Develop appreciation for others that will enrich interpersonal relationships.
    • Build relationships related to school and home.
    • Utilize knowledge and skills for developing and maintaining good emotional, physical and mental health as part as responsible citizenship.
    • Develop understanding of the importance of meeting and exceeding educational proficiencies in order to function in a rapidly changing society.
    • Realize the influence of one’s education in planning for and living a responsible, self-fulfilling life.
    • Develop appreciation for, and positive attitude toward, work.
    • Address the unique needs of limited English language students.
    • Address the unique needs of students experiencing frequent moves.
    • Enhance the school experience, personal and social development by involving families.
  • Remains readily available to students to provide support that will lead increased personal growth, self-understand and maturity.
  • Guides students in their participation in school and community activities.
  • Collaborates with staff and parents to best support students.
  • Takes an active role in interpreting the school’s objectives to students, parents and the community.
  • Demonstrates flexibility, high levels of motivation and enthusiasm when working with all learners.
  • Distributes items to students in-need i.e. food, school supplies, etc.
  • Establishes rapport and remains focused on student needs to maximize learning.
  • Maintains a safe and orderly environment.
  • Maintains established routine of the school and classroom procedures in which assigned.
  • Maintains a professional appearance as example to students. 
  • Remains at school the entire school day, unless otherwise instructed or listed in assigned position. 
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Maintains reasonable rules of conduct which encourages self-discipline and responsibility.
  • Creates a sense of belonging and welcoming environment for all students and staff.
  • Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and times designated.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 
  • Possess either a valid license through the BoEE in school counseloring or social work.
  • Must be adaptable, collaborative, and an effective problem-solver.  
  • Ability to pass a background check.

Compensation: Long-term substitute rate $171.67/day

Closing Date: Open until Filled, applications will be screened as they are submitted. 

Candidates, please follow the link to apply online: https://www.applitrack.com/amesk12/onlineapp/JobPostings/view.asp?FromAdmin=true&AppliTrackJobId=619
All employees of the Ames Community School District must pass a background check. ACSD is an E-Verify employer.

To learn more about the Ames Community School District, visit our websites:

It is the policy of the Ames Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Kristin Johnson, Human Resources Director, kristin.johnson@ames.k12.ia.us, District Offices, 2005 24th St. Ames, IA 50010, (515) 268-6610.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Instructional Support > Substitute
    Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Contact Information

    • Sharday Grove
    • 2005 24th St
    • Ames, Iowa 50010
    • Phone: 515-268-6610
    • Fax: 515-268-6633
    • Email: click here

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