Job Category
Professional
Exemption Status/Test
Exempt
Reports To
Responsive Services Administrator
Date Revised
08/01/2019
Department
Guidance and Counseling
Primary Purpose
Provide responsive services to individual campuses and the community through district wide: Mental Health Wellness Initiatives, Crisis Management; Interventions for Targeted Students; Trainings; Data Collection and Analysis.
Education Certification

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), or Licensed Specialist School Psychologist (LSSP)

Special Knowledge/Skills

 

Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

Knowledge of the types of services provided by school counselors and social workers

Proficient in technology, including computer skills, Microsoft applications, Google

Ability to present to students, parents, and staff in one-on-one, small group, and large group settings

Knowledge of counseling procedures and protocols

Knowledge of interventions and best practices for students

Adept at data collection and analysis

Ability to create PowerPoints for district wide professional development

Knowledge on best practices and research on mental health

Ability to create partnerships with mental health agencies and community organizations

Experience

Two (2) years’ school or community based counseling, or social work

Experience in a K-12 public school preferred

Major Responsibilities and Duties
  • Guidance Curriculum: Conduct district wide lessons and presentations for school counselors; Use technology to upload and share lessons; Research new programs and initiatives to implement district wide
  • Individual Counseling:  Provide counseling for students as needed; Provide Counseling as a Related Service
  • Small Group Counseling: Provide counseling for students as needed
  • Districtwide Initiatives:  Develop and implement You Matter Rallies for individual campuses and at the district level; Raise awareness of monthly topics through website announcements, flyers, call outs and other promotions
  • Accountability:  Monitor progress of students and all district wide initiatives; Keep a daily log of activities; Maintain and share weekly Outlook calendar
  • Crisis Management:  On call for district wide emergencies;  Support students making Anonymous Alerts reports; Follow up with Content Keeper reports
  • Referrals:  Maintain district list of community agencies/resources; Provide referrals as necessary

Student Management

  • Demonstrate support for the district’s student management policies and procedures

Policy, Reports and Law

  • Support and follow local, state, and federal rules and policies

Communication and Community Relations

  • Establish and maintain a professional relationship and open communication with principal, staff, parents, and the community
  • Articulate the district's mission and strategic plan goals in the area of Guidance and Counseling to the community and solicit support

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Directly supervises, none
Tools/Equipment Used
Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals
Posture
Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion
Continual sitting and reaching; frequent walking, repetitive hand and arm motions
Lifting
Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
Environment
May work prolonged and irregular hours to be on call for crisis; may work inside or outside
Mental Demands
Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress