Minnesota K-12 School Counselor
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Implement social/emotional/behavioral interventions with students on an individual and/or small group basis including counseling and providing crisis intervention services as needed.Implement Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions including: family change, friendship, emotional and self-regulation groups, and others determined by student need for non-SPED students.
- Support implementation of RTI (Response to Intervention) specific to social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students.
- Support teachers in the development of classroom-based Tier 1 interventions.
- Implement Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions including: family change, friendship, ADHD groups, and others determined by student need for non-SPED students.
- Conduct developmental guidance lessons in classroom settings, as planned in conjunction with the student support team, classroom teachers, and/or District-level barrier work–student well-being work and district emotional health standards.
- Analyze school site and district social/emotional data where applicable; create, and implement site-based interventions in conjunction with building support for teachers and principal.
- Assist non-SPED families to better understand the school and its programs and to strengthen the communication link between school and home.
- A liason to administrators, teachers, and families in identifying referrrals to outside support agencies.
- Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
- Help students both directly and indirectly with their educational, personal, social, emotional, or career oriented needs; it may be part of the guidance curriculum, individual planning, responsive services, system support or, in many cases, a blend of those factors.
- Serve on student support team.
- Focus on identified aspects of school barriers as a result of the annual student survey and/or school-wide social/emotional data (where available).
- Provide orientation activities to incoming kindergartners and other new students.
- Assist new students entering school after the school year begins.
- Assist in the coordination of standardized and District/local assessment programs as needed.
Knowledge and Skills:
1. Demonstrated ability to apply appropriate skills in performing daily routines.
2. Demonstrated ability to operate a computer, software and necessary classroom technology.
3. Ability to develop effective and positive working relationships with students, staff, administrators, parents, and the community.
4. Maintain professional composure while dealing with a variety of personalities and situations.
5. Show initiative and function as a self-starter.
6. Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey
information and to receive work direction.
Dr. Michael Cyrus, Executive Director of Human Resources
Dr. Amy LaDue, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
Please upload a letter of interest, resume, 3 letters of professional recommendation, transcripts and Minnesota Teacher license information with your online application.
Current Employees, please fill out the Internal Application form found on the district website under “District” then “Departments-Human Resources” click “Submit an Internal Application/Transfer Form” found on the right side of the page. Current employees do not need to attach letters of recommendation or transcripts.