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Woodland Public Schools - 1.0 Middle School Counselor
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Position Title: 1.0 FTE Middle School Counselor
Posting #: 1463
Location: Woodland Middle School
Days/Hrs: 180 days/7 hours per day (1.0 FTE) - also includes 10 additional days, in addition to any bargained days
Start Date: 08/12/19
Pay Schedule: Schedule
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: Counselor for Woodland Middle School.
MA in school counseling with valid ESA certificate
Three years of experience at middle school level 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 attitude toward team members, students and parents
Regular and punctual attendance
Preference will be given to candidates with master schedule experience
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
Support attendance initiatives including check-ins
Work with our community partners for student support
Ability to support and help facilitate family events
Serve on the building administrative leadership team
Coordinate implementation of 504 plans
Serve as member of multi-disciplinary team
Perform other duties as assigned by Building Principal or District Administrator
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.
The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.
Position Opens Internally: 3/15/2019 Position Closes Internally: 3/21/2019 Position Opens Externally (if necessary): 3/22/2019 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).
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