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School Counselor – Ridgemont Local Schools

Position Type
Job Objective: Plans/implements a comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program.

 

Start Date
07/31/2024

 

Duties
Essential · 1. Provides guidance/counseling services. Pursues ongoing program improvements.
Functions: · Communicates program objectives/performance expectations to students/parents and staff.
· Keeps current with state standards/guidelines. Collaborates with staff, students, families and the community to delineate short/long-range guidance program needs/opportunities.
· Allots time for individual/group counseling. Supports the development of curriculum that help students acquire/improve personal skills (e.g., accountability, decision-making, interpersonal communication, problem solving, responsible behavior, self-confidence, etc.).
· Develops/recommends strategies to improve promotion/graduation rates for at-risk students.
· Collaborates with staff to identify/resolve problems that impede student participation in appropriate learning activities. Helps ensure assessment procedures support non-biased planning activities.
· Follows district protocols to safeguard student information shared with staff and referral sources.
· Assists with the multi-factored evaluation (MFE) process. Meets mandated paperwork time lines.
· Investigates student concerns (e.g., abuse/neglect, attendance, discrimination, domestic violence, emotional problems, poverty, pregnancy/parenting, self-esteem, substance abuse, etc.).
· Plans/implements student intervention strategies that produce tangible evidence-based benefits within specified time-frames. Monitors intervention efficacy to improve outcomes.
· Provides opportunities for all students to participate in an inclusive educational environment.
· Advocates for students. Observes student demeanor. Investigates/reports atypical behavior.
· Helps students better understand themselves, make appropriate choices and grow academically. Promotes cultural awareness, self-reliance, problem-solving, critical-thinking and creativity skills.
· Facilitates student learning activities that encourage teamwork and positive peer relationships.
· Maintains career-focused resource materials. Helps students understand the interrelationship of academic courses and career objectives. Promotes a balanced perspective of work and family life.
· Helps staff with pupil management. Prepares conduct reports/discipline recommendations.
· Serves as a resource for drug/harassment/violence prevention and related school safety activities.
· Initiates student/family referrals to community services (e.g., legal, health, social services, etc.). Serves as a contact person for public agencies and an intermediary for parents/staff.

Additional Elementary-Level Duties:
· Oversees the implementation of student character education activities.

Additional High School-Level Duties:
· Identifies prerequisite employment skills and profiles essential training characteristics.
· Directs students in the investigation of individualized educational, occupational and personal goals.
· Guides students in self-appraisal of personal competencies. Helps students acquire skills for participation in post-secondary education, work training and/or employment environments.
· Facilitates student enrollment and serves as a liaison to the vocational school.
· Assists with student transition processes (e.g., alternative school programs, community relocation, promotion/graduation, school to work, post-secondary program enrollment, etc.).
· Provides employment and post-secondary training information (e.g., college, university, technical, proprietary schools; military services, etc.). Updates scholarships and financial aid information.

2. Exemplifies professionalism and fosters goodwill to enhance the district’s public image.
· Contributes to an effective and positive work/learning environment. Completes all assigned duties.
· Develops mutually respectful relationships with co-workers. Functions as part of a cohesive team.
· Encourages community participation in school-sponsored activities.
· Helps students understand/embrace ethical conduct and democratic values.
· Maintains a professional appearance. Wears work attire appropriate for the position.
· Maintains an acceptable attendance record and is punctual.
· Pursues the continuous advancement of academic standards.
· Respects privacy and maintains the confidentiality of privileged information.
· Strives to develop rapport and serve as a positive role model for others.

3. Maintains open/effective communications. Serves as an information resource.
· Actively participates in staff meetings, conferences and other required school activities.
· Prepares/maintains accurate records. Submits required paperwork on time.
· Provides prompt notification of personal delays or absences.
· Refers district policy interpretation questions to an appropriate administrator.
· Uses active listening and problem-solving techniques to resolve questions/concerns tactfully.
· Uses diplomacy/self-control when dealing with other individuals. Respects diversity.

4. Pursues opportunities to enhance professional performance.
· Keeps current with advances in technology associated with work assignments.
· Maintains applicable credentials. Complies with all state licensure requirements.
· Works toward mastery of individualized development/performance goals as directed.

5. Takes precautions to ensure safety. Helps manage/eliminate risks.
· Intervenes to prevent/stop bullying and inappropriate student behavior.
· Provides appropriate supervision. Implements effective pupil management procedures. Upholds the student conduct code. Maintains high expectations for acceptable student behavior.
· Reports suspected child abuse/neglect to civil authorities as required by law.
· Watches for situations that may indicate a problem.

6. Performs other specific job-related duties as directed.
· Assists with unexpected/urgent situations as needed.
· Helps implement workplace initiatives that advance district goals.

 

Experience Required
NA

 

Approximate Work Hours or Days
To be determined.

 

How to Apply
Apply to: Mr. Brian Hogan, Superintendent,
560 W. Taylor St.
Mt. Victory, Ohio 43340
brian.hogan@ridgemont.k12.oh.us

Application Deadline: Until Filled

 

Posting End Date
03/31/2024

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