Elementary School Counselor

Zuni, NM, US
Mar 11, 2021
Grade Level
Elementary School
Position Type:
Student Support Services/Guidance Counselor

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Shiwi Ts`ana Elementary School

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:


    Position: Elementary School Counselor

    Reports to: Principal

    Site: School Site

    FLSA Status: ProfessionalExempt

    Contract Length: 9 months/198 days for School Year 2021-2022

    Salary: $66,529.00 - $77,274.00

    Purpose: Provide comprehensive guidance program for students and specifically provide activities to meet the needs of the assigned case load; consult with teachers, staff, and parents to enhance their effectiveness in helping students, and provide support to other high school educational progress.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    A Master's degree in counseling or counselor endorsement related field;

    A Valid Teachers and School Counselors License with proper endorsement;

    Five years of experience in Counselor preferred;

    Verifiable demonstrated progressive leadership experience;

    Working knowledge of Student Assistance Team and Response to Intervention helpful;

    Ability to use age appropriate language and accompanying techniques with adolescents on one-to-one basis as well as groups;

    Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets general counseling journals, reports, and governmental regulations;

    Ability to write reports, keep logs, correspondence and maintain confidential information;

    Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of teachers, clients, parents, committees, and the general public;

    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists;

    Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, and schedule form;

    Must have strong verbal and written communication;

    Strong communication, organization, and technology skills;

    Ability to build effective relationships with students, community, parents, staff and general public.

    Essential Duties:
    • Counsels groups or individual students through the development of educational and career plans and 4-year school plans;
    • Counsel small groups and individual students with problems, refer severe problems to appropriate community resources;
    • Performs counseling with individual students to correct those personal, social, or emotional maladjustments related to their educational and social progress;
    • Consults with teachers, staff, and parents regarding meeting and developmental needs of students;
    • Evaluates and revises the building counseling program;
    • Conduct counseling activities in the classroom in the conjunction with administration and teachers;
    • Consult with teachers to facilitate the infusion of counseling activities into the regular education curricula.
    • Provides orientation for students new to the school;
    • Counsel/Guide students and parents in use of test results for education/career planning;
    • Responds to crisis situations when appropriate;
    • May coordinates school-wide testing program;
    • May proctor standardized testing;
    • Communicates regularly with parents by means of newsletters, notes, phone calls, conferences, etc.;
    • Attends eight (8 th ) grade orientation at Middle School, College Night, Honors Night Program, evening parent meetings, and other parent information meeting as needed;
    • Maintains all transcripts, academic records, progress reports, report cards, enrollment, dis-enrollments, re-enrollment and dropout reports;
    • Develops schedules for all students;
    • Meets all the NM PED Competencies for Counselors
    • Servers as a resource to district personnel and as a liaison to various agencies (e.g. district committees, interagency boards) for the purpose of explaining procedures conveying and/or receiving information as needed for the purpose of explaining procedures conveying services related to special education.
    • Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of sporting them in the completion of their work activities.
    • Perform other duties as assigned;

    Physical Functions:
    • Ability to sit, talk and hear for long periods of time;
    • Ability to use repetitive hand, arm and finger motions;
    • Ability to attend meetings during the day and in the evening at various locations in and out of the District;
    • Travel as necessary to conferences, seminars, trainings and meetings;
    • Ability to read information in various formats, research information and present information in oral and written form;
    • Ability to speak publically to groups of different sizes and discuss issues at hand;
    • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds occasionally, 20 pounds frequently; May lift up to 150 pounds with the assistance of another employee, some carrying;
    • Ability to push and pull individuals in wheel chairs;
    • Ability to walk for short distances on even and uneven surfaces;
    • Ability to work in an office environment with varying temperatures and noises;
    • Ability to operate equipment with finger and eye coordination;
    • Ability to disperse medications according to doctor's orders;
    • May be exposed to human fluids and fecal material;

    Mental Functions:
    • Ability to handle stress;
    • Ability to handle difficult people and difficult situations; work on conflict resolution and problem solving;
    • Ability to lead people in creating, brainstorming, team building and project management;
    • Ability to access situations, make decisions and provide direction;
    • Ability to utilize mathematical strategies and analysis;
    • Ability to organize data, tests, information and disseminate to appropriate venue;
    • Ability to monitor projects, assignments, and data to ensure work is being completed correctly and meets timelines;
    • Ability to analyze data, provide input and articulate the need for changes.
    • Ability to connect with people with disabilities;

    Essential Equipment:
    • Ability to operate phone, fax, computer, scanner, printer, calculator, smart board, etc.;
    • Ability to operate a vehicle;