School Counselor - Orchard Farm R-V
Position: School Counselor
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Middle School Counselor
Job Location: Orchard Farm Middle School
Beginning: Feb 05, 2021
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Orchard Farm R-V
St Charles, MO 63301
Telephone: 636-925-5456
Job Description:
Orchard Farm School District is seeking a school counselor to join our team!
The school counselor will help students overcome problems that impede learning and to assist them in making educational, occupational and life plans that hold promise for their personal fulfillment as mature and responsible men and women.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
An individual who holds this position is responsible for:
  • Collects organizes and analyzes information about individuals through records, tests, interviews, and professional sources, to appraise their interests, aptitudes, abilities, and personality characteristics, for vocational and educational planning.
  • Studies and makes appropriate recommendations relative to student-at-risk program.
  • Strives to establish individual relationships with students based upon personal knowledge of their interests, goals, and backgrounds.
  • Assists students in developing favorable social attitudes and habits of responsibility.
  • Compiles and studies occupational, educational, and economic information to aid counselees in making and carrying out vocational and educational objectives.
  • Counsels students to understand and overcome social and emotional problems by helping them to understand and gain control of their social interactions and relationships with others.
  • Administers evaluates and interprets group and individual tests as required.
  • Provides information relative to educational planning, scheduling and enrollment for students and parents.
  • Guides students in helping them to value and appreciate the opinion and contributions of others.
  • Assists students in developing problem-solving and decision making skills.
  • Serves as a resource person for teachers, administrators, and parents to focus and coordinate the school program for the individual child.
  • Provides information relative to vocational planning including specific jobs and various job cluster.
  • Assists students and teachers to locate career information related to students' interests and aptitudes or demonstrates use of, internet, files, shelf collections, and other information retrieval systems.
  • Establishes and maintains appropriate working relationships by actively communicating with parents.
  • Participates in professional organizations, professional growth activities such as appropriate seminars, courses, workshops, and staff development activities.
  • Assists with the collection and maintenance of cumulative records of students.
  • Formulates annual recommendations to the Principal for group guidance activities and carries out the agreed upon group guidance program.
  • Participates and serves as LEA for IEP meetings.
  • Provides group counseling and guidance activities for students and teachers.
  • Participate in the transition between buildings.
  • Interpret test results to parents including results of the individual screening program, group achievement test and intelligence test.
  • Other duties as assigned by the direct supervisor and the superintendent.
  • Master’s degree or higher in school counseling
  • Valid Missouri counselor’s certificate
  • Complete CPI certification (provided by district)
Skills and Abilities
  • Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.
  • Writes clearly and informatively; able to read and interpret written information.
  • Keep information confidential when required by law, policy or a particular situation
  • Must communicate appropriately with students, staff, and parents
  • Ability to compute ratios, percentages and create and interpret graphs and figures
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Focuses on solving conflict; maintain confidentiality; remains open to others’ ideas and viewpoints.
  • Maintains composure, keeps emotions in check, controls anger, and avoids aggressive behavior, even in difficult and stressful situations
  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgement, supports and explains reasoning for decisions.
  • Basic computer skills including experience with word processing software, spreadsheet software, development software and Internet.
  • Utilize standard office equipment such as copiers, printers and telephone systems.
 All interested applicants should apply through the OFSD Hire Site to be considered for employment.

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