COUNSELOR, ELEMENTARY
1 week ago
Primary
Full Time
South Central / Twin Falls
Job Description

SUMMARY:  Utilizing advocacy, collaboration, and leadership, school counselors promote student success, provide preventative services and respond to identified student needs.

REPORTS TO:  Building Principal

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Valid Idaho Certificate with appropriate endorsement for this position.  Previous experience in counseling preferred.  Organizational and leadership skills.  High-level communication skills including individual and group skills in mediation, and problem solving when working with staff, parents and community.  Ability to work under pressure and deadlines.  Ability to perform duties in accordance with general educational ethical requirements of the Jerome School District and the State Department of Education. Abide by ethical standard for professional licensure.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Maintain confidentiality and mandatory reporting requirements. (Abide by ethical standard for school district as well as professional licensure.)  Work with students on a group or individual basis in the solution of personal problems such as home and family relations, health and emotional adjustment, academics, and attendance.  Identify appropriate coping skills, feelings, symptoms of stress, abuse, symptoms of mental health diagnosis and addiction.  Respond to crisis situations, when appropriate. Is an active member of district wide crisis team leading in the development of suicide intervention and threat assessment protocol. Implementation of protocol when crisis arises.  Implement developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented group activities to meet student needs and school wide goals.  Remain readily available to students providing counseling that will help lead each student to increased social/emotional development, personal growth/self-understanding, maturity and success in school (including problem solving skills, attendance, academic and career planning as appropriate).  Conduct school wide counseling activities in the classroom.  Partner with parent to encourage social emotional development and academic success.  Work with teachers and staff members to familiarize them with the general range of services offered by the counseling department and work to infuse the counseling activities into the regular education curricula.  Refer to appropriate community resources and follow up.  Handle interruptions, prioritize work, and return to and complete tasks in timely manner.  Evaluate and suggest revisions to the building counseling program, as needed.  Manage or participate in student support programs such as 504, McKinney Vento, and intervention teams as assigned by the Building Administrator.  Utilize community and district resources to support families in financial hardship.  Attend parent-teacher conferences when requested.  Any other duties as directed by the Building Administrator.  In addition to the above duties and responsibilities depending on the school setting includes the following:

ELEMENTARY:

 At the elementary level, counselors teach life skills to students through classroom presentations, group counseling and individual counseling. i.e. social skills, crisis, grief, emotional regulation, etc.  Collaboration with students, teachers, and parents, explaining resources and student needs, providing young students with opportunities to feel successful.


Education Required
  • Masters Degree in Counseling

Equal Opportunity Employer

JEROME JOINT DISTRICT 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.