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  1. Provides developmental guidance both directly and indirectly to all students on a regular basis.
  2. Provides counseling to students individually and in small groups.
  3. Assists in the identification, diagnosis, and remediation of individual students with specialized
    needs, and attends conferences when properly notified by the special needs teacher and when
  4. Assists with maintaining accurate, complete, and correct cumulative records as required by law,
    district policy, and administrative regulation.
  5. Works with administration to obtain school records from the student’s previous school (where
    applicable) and forwarding student records when appropriate.
  6. Assists in the administration and organization of District and State testing.
  7. Assists administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and
    conduct; and maintains order in area(s) supervised in a fair and just manner.
  8. Provides teachers with appropriate student personnel information including interpretation of
    standardized test scores when it is necessary in dealing with students with a unique background
    or problem.
  9. Helps students learn how to approach life situations involving coping skills/problem solving.
  10. Assists in the organization, administration, and interpretation of district evaluation and
    screening programs and individual results.
  11. Consults with parents, staff, administration, and community agencies regarding all facets of
    student development and various district programs and procedures.
  12. Demonstrates effective planning and organization in execution of job functions.
  13. Keeps current with changes in counseling strategies and attempt to incorporate positive change
    in the delivery of counseling services.
  14. Assists in special school programs focused on students’ character building.


  1. Hold an Illinois Professional Education License with a School Counselor Endorsement.
    2. Proficiency in counseling and in other functions that may be needed as supplements to
    3. Ability to guard, maintain, and preserve confidential information.
    4. Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
    5. Ability to communicate to students, parents and staff in an acceptable/courteous manner.


Salary and benefits adhere to the Cairo Association of Teachers contract with the Board of Education.

Additional Notes

The individual in this position is responsible for counseling students in grades K-6. The school counselor will work with students, parents, and teachers to ensure that academic, social and developmental needs are met. The school counselor will meet with students individually and/or in groups and will also visit classrooms to present lessons dealing with social-emotional topics.

How to Apply

Go to the Districts website www.cairoschooldistrict1.com (About Us Section) to download a Certified Application or call 618-734-4102 choosing option 1 and request that an application be mailed to you. Mail the application to Cairo School District Number One Attn: Business Office 4201 Sycamore St., Cairo, IL  62914 or email the completed application to jobs@cairoschooldistrict1.com 


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