Counselor Grades 6-8 Counseler for Middle School grades 6-8

Golden, CO, US
Oct 19, 2019
Grade Level
Middle School

Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado's largest K-12 school district, with 85,000 students and approximately 14,000 employees, has provided educational excellence for more than 60 years. Nearly 10 percent of all Colorado K-12 students attend a Jeffco school and our employees benefit from partnerships with experienced, dynamic school leaders throughout our district. Our Jeffco Generations vision document and strategic plan map out with focus and clarity what we expect our schools to accomplish with our graduates. Come join us!


Drake Middle school is a neighborhood school supporting 6th through 8th grade with around 950 students, 20% FRL, 5% ELL, 24% minority students, we are located at 12550 W 52nd Ave, Arvada, Colorado. Drake is a school with deep traditions and a long standing of academic excellence. Our motto is Every Student Matters, Every Moment Counts. Our staff is compiled of highly qualified teachers with a range of teachers possessing multiple degrees, national board certifications and the constant pursuit of being lifelong learners. We consistently meet all of the state and district requirements for academic growth and achievement in all content areas. Our staff is focused on the whole child and we pride ourselves in offering strong core and elective classes that are rich with rigor and innovation. Students are challenged to own their learning experiences and embrace the cognitive struggle. We believe all students can find success, we offer Honors classes in all core subjects and differentiated interventions to meet the needs of our learners. Drake is a middle school that believes in nurturing the whole child and we have implemented the renowned WEB program. WEB supports the social emotional learning of middle school age students and promotes the message of kindness and that everyone belongs.


Teachers at Drake are collaborative and innovative when developing lessons and learning opportunities for students. Our staff attribute our academic success to fostering strong relationships with their students and parents. Professional learning communities are part of our culture, teachers use data driven conversations to develop responsive differentiated instruction. At Drake our motto is Every student matters and Every moment counts!


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Desired Start Date: 10/28/2019Counselor
Annual Position
FLSA: Exempt
FTE: 1.00, Hours/Day: 8.00, Days/Year: 195
Salary Plan, Grade, Step: JCE - Professional - 185 days, GR1, 1
Min-Mid Annual Salary Range: $42,013 - $59,096


- Current School Counselor endorsement on a valid Colorado License.

- Demonstrated skills and abilities to ensure the success of all students.

- Experience working with students individually or in integrated settings such as the regular classroom, team meetings, and in cooperation with classroom teachers.

- Demonstrated knowledge of child abuse, neglect, and child protection procedures, as well as ALP, 504, SST, and Special Education Referral process.

- Effective communicator, demonstrated skills in team building, conflict resolution, decision making, time management, safe school planning, and facilitation of psycho-educational counseling groups

- Knowledge and experience with academic advising, registration and scheduling.

- Experience and willingness to implement programs related to the career and academic domains of the Jeffco Counseling Comprehensive Guidance Program.

- Excellent communication skills in order to facilitate communication with all members of the community, special ed. team members, classroom teachers, students, parents and administrators.

- Demonstrated ability in providing differentiation, interventions and extensions for students.

- Effective collaboration with teammates.

- Demonstrated commitment to team work and systemic programs.


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Job Status: Temporary
A successful external applicant will be issued a one-year, temporary contract. A successful internal applicant currently holding a Jeffco non-probationary contract will forfeit their non-probationary status. Please contact Employment Services for questions.


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