All Other Positions - Ritenour School District
Position: All Other Positions
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Elementary School Counselor
Job Location: Elementary School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Apr 26, 2019**
District: Ritenour School District
St. Louis, MO 63114
Telephone: 314-493-6061
Job Description:
JOB TITLE:       Elementary School Counselor
Plans, organizes, coordinates, and implements the district’s counseling programs to effectively meet the needs of students in an educational environment. 
REPORTS TO:   Principal                             
  • Responsible for implementing the district’s approved counseling curriculum in assigned building(s), and acts as a resource person for the infusion of guidance learning activities into the curricula.
  • Guides individuals and groups of students through the development of educational and career plans.
  • Assists and/or facilitates state assessments.
  • Consults with teachers, staff, and parents regarding meeting the developmental needs of students by conducting faculty in-service programs and parent education programs.
  • Remains readily available to students so as to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and maturity.
  • Refers students and families to appropriate school and community resources such as school and/or community-based psychologists, school nurses, and administrators for educational and career assistance.
  • Participates in, coordinates, and/or conducts activities which contribute to an effective school environment such as interpreting test results, the establishment of grade level liaisons, and being a student advocate.
  • Uses the program evaluation self-study to regularly evaluate and recommend revisions to the district’s counseling program.
  • Pursues professional growth through postgraduate education, attendance at local and state staff development programs and participation in professional organizations.
  • Maintains and updates student records, and when appropriate, reviews with parents and teachers, maintaining confidentiality.
  • Actively participates in the Performance Based Guidance Evaluation.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
(*)  When a specific assignment has additional or different ESSENTIAL FUNCTION requirements, the differences will be discussed at the time of assignment.
  • Professional staff assignment that requires daily attendance to meet student needs.
  • Requires travel to work sites within a building.
  • Interprets test results; reads published articles, documents, news releases, etc. for information to use and/or pass on to others.
  • Prepares and maintains written reports; develops information for written reports and correspondence to officials inside and outside the district.
  • Guides independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work; discusses education programs with teachers, administrators, and/or citizens; reports testing information at meetings; conducts individual or group meetings; communicates with employees, citizens, suppliers, etc. via telephone.
  • Reviews published educational materials for selection purposes; visually obtains information from computer monitor.
Physical Demands  (Strength)
                -Exerts up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or
                -Exerts a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
NOTE: includes personal movement and sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods.
                Vocational Preparation: (Experience)
                 Three years or more teaching and/or school counseling experience at the secondary level preferred.
                Education Preparation: (Formal and Informal)
                 Requires Missouri certification in the area of Counseling.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.