School Counselor - Orchard Farm R-V
Position: School Counselor
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Long Term Substitute School Counselor
Job Location: Orchard Farm Middle School
Beginning: Jan 13, 2020
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Orchard Farm R-V
St Charles, MO 63301
Telephone: 636-925-5456
Job Description:
Orchard Farm Middle School seeks a long term substitute guidance counselor to join its professional learning community.  The primary function will be to fill the role of our current guidance counselor by continuing to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that partners with teachers, parents and staff to support and enhance the learning process for all children.
Long Term Assignment:
Anticipated Start Date: January 13
Anticipated End Date:  March 20
  • Bachelor degree or higher
  • Appropriate Missouri Counselor Certificate
  • Knowledge of state standards, federal and state regulations and law
  • Knowledge of subject matter content and assessment strategies
  • Ability to relate to students, staff, and parents in a positive manner
  • Ability to communicate clearly in verbal and written form
  • Ability to follow written and oral communication
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Have an in-depth understanding of the Missouri Comprehensive Guidance & Counseling Program
  • Be trauma informed
  • Have a working knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Assist students with academic, emotional, social or behavioral problems
  • Be an active member of the middle school Team of Concern
  • Assist parents/guardians and teachers in helping students set and achieve goals
  • Understanding Confidentiality and Hotline Procedures
  • Serve as a member of the district guidance team and guidance advisory committee
  • Understand the importance of and act as a liaison between school and community agencies
  • Participate in and facilitate the intervention team process to include progress monitor meetings and data team meetings
An individual who holds a long term sub position is required to: 
  • Manage student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
  • Monitor students in a variety of educational environments for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
  • Report incidents (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining the personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment and adhering to Education Code and school policies.
  • Respond to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
  • Model conversation, manners, cleanup activities, listening skills, etc. for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate social and interpersonal behavior.
  • Deliver group and/or individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines as assigned by building administrators.
  • Work under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
  • Missouri substitute teaching certificate or valid Missouri teaching certificate  (current Missouri school guidance counselor certification preferred)
  • Job related experience is required
  • Cleared FBI Fingerprinting and Family Care Safety Registry Background required 
  • Resume, copy of transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation (preferred), copy of certification
Information regarding Missouri Teacher Certification may be obtained at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website:
All interested applicant should must apply through the OFSD Hire Site to be considered for employment.

Substitute holding a Missouri Substitute Certificate:
Rate of pay: $100.00 a day ($105.00 a day in Early Learning Center only)
Additional $10.00/day after 10 consecutive days

Substitutes holding a Valid Missouri Teaching Certificate:
Rate of pay: $110.00 a day ($115.00 a day in Early Learning Center only)
Additional $10.00/day after 10 consecutive days

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