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Counselor - Edison Elementary

Eugene School District 4J-1
Eugene, OR, US
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Position Summary

This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) position starting at the beginning of the 2022/23 school year.

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.

Essential Functions:

This position classification requires subject matter expertise commonly taught in public schools, and counseling and guidance knowledge and skills. Responsible and directly related experience is required to perform problem analysis and makes decisions of considerable consequence, requiring the application and interpretation of data, facts, procedures, and policies. The incumbents meet frequently with school administrators, teachers, other staff, and parents to communicate information, data and alternative problem solutions.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Performs individual and group counseling and guidance functions and activities, including career and vocational, and social and emotional adjustment counseling.
  • Collects, organizes and analyzes student information through the use of educational historical data, test results, and through the use of interview techniques.
  • Appraises student interests, aptitudes, and attitudes utilizing a variety of assessment strategies and techniques.
  • Provides information and data to students concerning educational, career, and vocational planning.
  • Serves as resource to site and District personnel, and members of the school community.
  • Meets, confers, and counsels with parents, school personnel, and members of various youth serving agencies in developing alternative solutions to student educational, social, and emotional problems and concerns.
  • Assists in the development and monitoring of individual education plans for students with exceptional needs.
  • Maintains a liaison with social service and youth service agencies in pursuing referral follow up activities.
  • Pursues evaluation and research activities to determine counseling and guidance effectiveness.
  • Assists in the planning, development, and implementation of master student program calendars.
  • Assists in the planning, development, and conduct of programs that enhance student educational, career, and vocational opportunities, including speaker programs, student visitation programs, and other similarly related activities.
  • Establishes, maintains, and monitors the maintenance of a variety of files and records pertaining to student counseling, guidance, and related matters.
  • Assists in dealing with student behavior management problems, and in resolving welfare and attendance problems and concerns.
  • Plans, develops, and presents, as requested, a variety of management related reports pertaining to site counseling and guidance functions and activities.
  • Experience differentiating practices for diverse populations.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse students, staff, and community populations.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:
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.

Ability to:
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 utilize a second language;
Understand and carry out oral and written directions with minimal accountability controls;
Establish and maintain effective organizational, public, and community relationships.
Bilingual proficiency and/or multicultural experience strongly preferred.

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:

Two years of successful public school counseling experience.

Equivalent to the completion of an earned Master of Arts or higher degree in psychology, counseling and guidance, or a closely related field.

Valid Oregon Teaching License with an endorsement in Counseling.

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Additional Information

Complete application in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be accepted or processed, there are no exceptions.

We do not accept walk-in, faxed, or applications via mail. All applications must be submitted using the GovermentJobs website. It is your responsibility to submit a complete application. Submitting an application does not guarantee any candidate an interview. Candidates are interviewed by appointment only. If you apply to more than one job, an application is required for EACH job posting.

ALLrequired documentation must be scanned and attached in order to submit an online application.
Required documents for this posting are:
  • Copy of Educational License(s)
  • Copy of all college (undergraduate and graduate) transcripts. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted during the application process. If an applicant is hired they will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the start of employment.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation. Must be from the last 2 years and one letter must be from a supervisor.
  • Test results if applicable. (ie. ORELA or PRAXIS)

Upon offer of employment applicants must provide 4J Human Resources a complete set of official transcripts. We highly suggest that you order a set to have available in the event you are hired.
Upon offer of employment applicants must obtain a fingerprint clearance from the Oregon State Police Department and the FBI through a process authorized by the Eugene School District 4J. Applicants would be responsible for the one-time fingerprint clearance fee.

An Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

The Eugene School District 4J does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ancestry, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity in admission or access to the treatment of employment in its programs and activities as required by state and federal law. If you have any complaints, please contact the HR Department at (541) 790-7670.

It is the District's policy to provide qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with applicable law. Applicants wishing to claim veterans' preference must provide the following military documents verifying their eligibility:

Veterans: A copy of the applicant's Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (a federal DD Form 214 or 215), which shows character of service upon discharge OR a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating the applicant receives a non-service connected pension.

Disabled Veterans: A copy of the applicant's Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (a federal DD Form 214 or 215), which shows character of service upon discharge AND a copy of the applicants veteran's disability preference letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (unless the information is included on the DD Form 214 or 215).

For veterans' preference to apply, the required military documents must be submitted to the District at the time of application submission.

There are a wide variety of benefits to eligible Eugene School District 4J employees. These benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance, optional life and disability, flexible spending accounts, 403B, and an employee assistance program.

Positions at a minimum of four hours (0.5 FTE) are benefit eligible. Please contact the hiring administrator if you have questions about this position's benefit eligibility.

For a complete description of benefits available for 4J employees please visit our Employee Benefits webpage at
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