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Valid Illinois Professional Educator License
ISBE Certification
Bachelors and Masters in school counseling

  • Knowledge of child development-specifically of physical, emotional and developmental patterns
  • Team player with experience working in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to listen to and communicate with parents and see parents as a resource
  • Possess conflict resolution skills
  • Possess positive personal attitude and skills
  • Use good organizational skills to meet the needs of the classroom and individual
  • Capable of working with small and large classroom groups
  • Experience in an elementary school environment
  • All other duties as assigned by Superintendent or designee


Salary will be regionally competitive and based upon experience

District offers competitive fringe benefits; including life, dental, health and vision insurance

Additional Notes

Job Summary:  The job of the counselor is to provide emotional, mental and professional support to students and guide them through the steps to promote their positive behavior.

  • Develop, deliver, evaluate and revise the school counseling program
  • Assist students in the areas of academic, social, behavioral and emotional development; as well as in career  awareness
  • Provide individual and small group counseling in a variety of settings
  • Consult and collaborate with teachers, staff and parents in understanding and meeting the needs of students in the school setting
  • Provide in-service training and make presentations to staff
  • Make appropriate referrals of students and parents to outside agencies
  • Participate in activities that contribute to the effective operation of the school; such as snowflake, etc.
  • Seek, establish and facilitate partnerships with various community organizations and other stakeholders
  • Experience with PowerSchool (scheduling and reports)
  • Eighth (8th) grade activities
  • Monitor and advise students of their progress and provide on-going communication with parents
  • In collaboration with teachers, parents and staff; prepare students for transition to the next grade level
  • Participate in continued professional development and personal growth
  • Adhere to ethical standards and best practices of State and National school counselor associates
  • Create, coordinate and facilitate the annual job fair with a specific focus on university and college tours for students
  • Assist STEM teachers with developing Student Program of Study portfolios

Superintendent, Director of Student Services, Supervisor of Student Services, Building Principal and Assistant Principals

Job requires frequent walking, standing and carrying

Work-place contains several sound levels

How to Apply

Applicants must apply on line at www.phsd144.net and upload your letter of application with resume, college transcripts (awarded degree), valid Illinois license, certifications and endorsements, and three (3) letters of recommendation.  Internal applicants must complete transfer at the same site.  Questions should be directed to the Director Human Resources via email at domoore@phsd144.net. 

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