School Counselor - Kansas City 33
Position: School Counselor
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: 2019-2020 Elementary Counselor (846) - Immediate Opening
Job Location: Kansas City Public Schools, Kansas City, MO
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Kansas City 33
Kansas City, MO 64106
Telephone: 816-418-7000
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Job Description:
PURPOSE OF JOB: The elementary counselor is a member of the district’s guidance function, charged with providing a comprehensive guidance program for students in grades K-6.  The counselor develops program activities to meet the needs of students; consults with teachers, staff and parents to enhance program effectiveness and provides support to other elementary educational programs.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.
  1. Implements the elementary guidance curriculum by conducting guidance learning activities in the classroom as planned in conjunction with school administrators and teachers; consults with and serves as a resource to teachers to facilitate the infusion of guidance learning activities.
  2. Develops educational and career plans for groups and individual students; provides orientation activities for new students; participates in orientation programs for parents and students; assists students in transitioning to middle school and informs students and their parents of test results and their implications for educational planning; provides resources and information to assist in career awareness and career exploration activities.
  3. Conducts structured, goal oriented counseling sessions to meet the emotional, physical and psychological health needs of individuals or a group of students covering topics including self-awareness, self-identity, academic problems, peer problems, family issues, child abuse and substance abuse.
  4. Participates in staff meeting and conducts in-service programs for faculty; conducts and facilitates conferences with teachers, students, and parents; conducts or provides opportunities for parent education programs and assists students and parents in dealing with school related problems; advises administrators and faculty on student disciplinary matters.
  5. Consults and coordinates with in-district and community agencies, school psychologists, nurses, administrators, community-based psychologists, service agencies and physicians in meeting the special needs of students with severe problems.
  6. Interprets group test results to faculty and staff; established effective liaisons with all grade levels; acts as an advocate for students as appropriate in conjunction with other staff; assists school staff in placement of special needs students in gifted education and special education programs; participates with administrators and faculty as a team member in the implementation of the district testing program.
  7. Periodically reviews the guidance program with staff and administrators, based on students needs assessments and program objectives; provides instructional activities and resources and individual planning systems to assists students as they develop educational and career plans; reviews and modifies the program calendar and evaluates guidance learning activities.
  8. Pursues professional growth by attending state and local staff development programs; joins professional associations (MSCA, MVA, AACD, AVA, MACD); reads professional journals; attends relevant workshops and conferences and takes post-graduate courses. 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None.
 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • A master’s degree or higher degree in education, school counseling, counseling, counseling psychology, rehabilitation counseling or a closely related mental health discipline
  • Completed additional graduate course work specific to school counseling, as designated by the state-approved recommending certification official, including a supervised internship or field experience of at least three hundred (300) hours in an appropriate school setting
  • Missouri Certification in Counseling K-8 or K-12
 *Please apply on our website at www.kcpublicschools.org and click Careers at the top/right of the page.

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