Caverna Independent Schools District Position Description
Requirements stated herein are minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities to qualify for this position. To perform the duties and responsibilities of this position successfully, the employee must possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each task proficiently. "Ability" means to possess and apply both knowledge and skill.
The methods of meeting these requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. Some requirements, however, may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or others.
REPORTS TO: Principal and Superintendent or Superintendent Designee
Under direction, to provide behavioral, educational, career, and vocational counseling to individuals and small groups of students; to assist students in understanding and seeking solutions to social, emotional, or academic problems and issues; to serve as a resource pertaining to student behavior management strategies, and welfare and attendance problems and concerns; and to do other related functions as required.
This position classification requires subject matter expertise commonly taught in public schools, and counseling and guidance knowledge and skills. Directly related experience is suggested to perform problem analysis using widely prescribed principles and concepts. The position classification performs decision analysis and makes decisions of considerable consequence, requiring the application and interpretation of data, facts, procedures, and policies. The incumbent meets frequently with school administrators, teachers, other staff, and parents to communicate information, data, and alternative problem solutions. This position requires accurate perceiving of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, providing oral information, and handling and working with instructional and assessment materials and objects.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Principles, methods, techniques, strategies, and trends in educational, vocational, career, social, and emotional adjustment counseling;
Applicable and appropriate aptitude, interest, and achievement appraisal instruments, techniques, and procedures;
Social service and youth service agencies in the local area;
Social, emotional, and behavioral characteristics of adolescent students;
Program evaluation and research techniques, strategies, and procedures;
Appropriate curriculum and instructional programs pertaining to students with a variety of aptitudes and varying interests.
Assist students in effectively analyzing and developing alternative solutions to behavioral, educational, social, and emotional problems and concerns; Conduct, analyze, and effectively utilize a variety of individual and group testing procedures and instruments applicable to student clients; Effectively deal with site and District personnel, parents, social and youth service agencies in resolving student problems and concerns; Effectively participate in the planning and implementation of school guidance and curricular programs; Communicate effectively in oral and written form, and as required by the assignment; Understand and carry out oral and written directions with minimal accountability controls; Establish and maintain effective organizational, public, and community relationships.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and skill is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skill would be:
Equivalent to the completion of an earned Master of Arts or higher degree in psychology, counseling and guidance, or a closely related field.
Possession of certification as required by Kentucky law.
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