Job Description

Job Title
Counselor
School / Department
Elementary & Middle Schools
Job Status
Full-time
Salary Code
Teacher
Work Days / Hours
191 days @ 8 hours per day
Eligible Applicants
Position Start Date
Application Deadline
Until filled
Reports to
Jana Barnhouse, Principal
Requisition Number
03-2021-026
Summary

The School Counselor brings knowledge of best practices in school counseling and education to serve as student advocate, leader, collaborator, and consultant.  The Counselor is a critical member of the educational team and works collaboratively with all stakeholders to deliver a comprehensive school counseling program to promote and support student success.  The Counselor is committed to continuous professional growth, adheres to a high standard of professional conduct, and practices ethical principles of the school counseling profession at all times.

The position is being advertised as full time, 191 days per work year.  

Job Duties

The successful candidate will be able to effectively:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the safety and security of children and young people (child protection)

Individual Student Planning 

  • Provide social, emotional, and academic counseling for students, individually or in group sessions, on as needed basis

  • Assist students and families with school transitions (new students, departing students, transitioning from elementary to middle school, etc.)

  • Use student data to support decision making in designing effective interventions and counseling services

Responsive Services 

  • Participate on the Crisis Management Team on and as needed basis

  • Provide intervention/support in crisis situations

  • Serve as the Child Protection Designated Lead in responding to and managing all child protection concerns

  • Refer students and their parents, as needed, to appropriate specialists, special programs and/or outside agencies

 System Support 

  • Consult and advise on admissions and placement decisions for students on an as-needed basis

  • Consult and collaborate with teachers, families and the administration to provide academic, social and emotional support for students

  • Provide information and skills to parents, school staff, administration and the community to assist them in helping students in academic and social development

  • Conduct in-service training for other stakeholders to share school counseling expertise 

 Delivery of Counseling Curriculum

  • Collaborate with administrators and counselors across the District to design, implement and deliver a comprehensive, developmental school counseling program to provide students with the knowledge and skills in the four domains (academic, personal/social; career, and global perspective)

  • Become actively involved with students through classroom visitations, presentation of lessons, participation in student activities and being visible during student break, lunch, etc.

  • Participate in interdisciplinary curriculum development to ensure the delivery of  a comprehensive counseling curriculum

The successful candidate will be expected to display/demonstrate the following:

  • Model ISG’s core values

  • Promote an understanding and appreciation of diverse populations and cultures

  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion in responding to sensitive issues, including confidential record keeping

Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal and/or the Assistant Principal

Qualifications and Knowledge

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Advanced degree
  • Certification as a school counselor
Experience and Skills

The ideal candidate will have:

Experience

  • A minimum of two years of relevant school experience required; international school experience preferred
  • Experience with MS Office/Google Drive Apps

Skills

  • Excellent planning, organization, oral and written English communication skills
  • Positive attitude toward continuous self-improvement

  • Proven ability to work well with students, families, & colleagues