Career Tech Counselor
Under the direction of the Principal or Support Administrator to provide counseling and guidance services to students; provide students with information, assistance and advice concerning educational and career opportunities; identify and counsel students with special needs and behavioral, social and school adjustment problems; make referrals to other community resources, support groups and social service agencies as appropriate. Responsible for creating and/or leading a comprehensive K-12 college/career readiness program at the high school level.
- Provide individual and group guidance counseling to students; confer as needed with parents, teachers and others regarding student needs including school achievement and behavior.
- Make 8th grade classroom visits throughout the year, bringing JLHS students to the middle schools as mentors.
- Help the 8th grade students develop a plan for high school during those mentoring visits.
- Help with academic assemblies at the high school and middle schools.
- Train parent and community volunteers in essential components of college readiness so they could serve more students.
- Hold Wednesday advisory sessions with high school students, focusing on first generation students and helping students and parents navigate the college admissions process.
- Hold monthly 11th grade presentations to students/classes.
- Provide students with information, assistance and advice concerning educational and career opportunities; assist students with making decisions concerning educational and career opportunities; review student transcripts for four-year planning.
- Identify and counsel a variety of students with special needs including truants, potential dropouts, special education and GATE students, academically deficient individuals and students with social or behavior problems; develop educational goals for students with high risk behavior.
- Provide counseling to families to assist students with school and social adjustment problems; conduct home visits as appropriate; provide crisis counseling services as needed.
- Refer students to social service and governmental agencies, support groups and other community resources as appropriate; consult with law enforcement agencies regarding students as necessary.
- Develop and present parent and student workshops for low achieving students.
- Serve as liaison to other agencies, students, school personnel, families and community organizations; maintain relations between school, the community and community services; respond to inquiries and provide information.
- Train and provide work direction and guidance to assigned staff; assign and review the work of staff.
- Prepare records and reports related to the assignment; prepare letters to parents, progress reports, referrals and related documents.
- Maintain current knowledge of community resources and recent trends in counseling techniques.
- Communicate with District personnel, school staff, parents, students and public agencies regarding student placement, referrals, services and related issues.
- Proctor a variety of tests and assist teachers with the testing process as directed.
- Coordinate counseling and conflict mediation groups to enhance student communication skills; provide crisis counseling as needed; consult parents concerning students with social or behavior problems.
- Utilize diagnostic and assessment procedures as appropriate; gather, organize and interpret data regarding students to teachers and parents.
- Prepare and deliver oral presentations as requested; attend and participate in a wide variety of meetings, conferences and seminars.
- Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software.
- Prepare and teach curriculum units as assigned.
- Chaperone a variety of school events such as games and dances.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
- Effective personal and academic counseling techniques and procedures.
- Counseling theory, ethics and associated legal confidentiality requirements.
- Principles, practices and procedures of educational and career counseling.
- Specific laws regarding minors and child abuse reporting.
- Applicable sections of the State Education Code and other applicable laws, rules and regulations.
- Curriculum and promotion requirements.
- Normal and abnormal child behavior and development.
- Behavior modification techniques and strategies.
- Student assistance programs.
- Community referral resources.
- Principles of training and providing work direction and guidance.
- Diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of District students.
- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
- Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
- Record-keeping and report preparation techniques.
- Operation of office equipment including a computer and assigned software.
- Oral and written communication skills.
- Public speaking techniques.
Education and Experience Required:
Any combination equivalent to: bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work or related field and sufficient training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed above.
Licenses and Other Requirements:
Valid Pupil Personnel Services Credential
- Office and classroom environment.
- Constant interruptions.
- Potential exposure to volatile and emotional individuals.
Office, classroom or outdoor environment.
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