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Duties

VISION:  The Counselor applies specialized knowledge of human sociology and psychology to provide programs, interventions and a school culture that support student academic and emotional success.  Staff and students embody the developmental, comprehensive social/emotional program in which students learn to make decisions, set goals, and prepare for life in future schooling and work.  The Counselor gathers and interprets social/emotional data related to program management.  The Counselor also offers responsive services to address students' immediate social/emotional concerns.
 
JOB GOALS:

System Support

The Social/Emotional programs of the school and district function effectively. 

  • Stakeholders within the school and its community understand the purposes, goals and principles of the social/emotional program.
  • Students and staff commit to and embody a culture of achieving high expectations within a community characterized by mutual respect and support.
  • The counselor, principal, teachers, and staff possess the knowledge and dispositions to provide an emotionally healthful learning experience for students

Social/Emotional Curriculum:  Through the Social/Emotional Curriculum students develop self-awareness, inter-and intra-personal   skills, and the habits of mind and emotion for success in everyday life.

Individual Student Diagnosis:  The staff uses student indicators of social/emotional health for early identification and intervention to eliminate or reduce student failure. 

Responsive Services:  Students receive responsive services to address social and emotional needs.
 
RESPONSIBILITES:
 
Planning and Preparation

  • Use counseling theory and techniques, i.e., individual consultations, group process
  • Demonstrate knowledge of child and adolescent development
  • Establish goals for the counseling program appropriate to the setting and the students served
  • Know state and federal regulations and resources, both within and beyond the school and district
  • Plan the counseling program, using individual and small group sessions, and in-class activities, and including crisis prevention, intervention, and response
  • Develop a plan to evaluate the counseling program

The Environment

  • Create an environment of respect and rapport
  • Establish a culture for productive communication
  • Establish a culture for positive mental health throughout the school
  • Manage routine and procedures
  • Establish standards of conduct, and contributes to the culture for positive behavior throughout the school
  • Organizes physical space

Delivery of Service

  • Assess student needs
  • Assist students and teachers in the formulation of academic, personal/social, and career plans, based on knowledge of student needs 
  • Using counseling techniques, in individual and classroom programs
  • Broker resources to meet needs
  • Maintain contact with physicians and community mental health service providers
  • Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness 

Professional Responsibilities

  • Reflect on practice
  • Maintain records, and submit them in a timely fashion
  • Communicate with families
  • Participate in a professional community - emphasis on the positive and supportive interactions
  • Engage in professional development
  • Show professionalism, including integrity, advocacy and maintaining confidentiality 

Qualifications

Certification:   

  • Appropriate State of Illinois Professional Educator License – endorsed in Counseling and/or School Social Work – K-12
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

 

Salary/Benefits

180 Day Bargaining Unit Position

Salary/Benefits Commensurate with Current Contract

How to Apply

Certification:   

  • Appropriate State of Illinois Professional Educator License – endorsed in Counseling and/or School Social Work – K-12
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

 

Link to District/Third Party Online Application Web Page

https://www.pekin.net/Page/117

Job Posting Date

1/28/2022

Start Date

8/16/2021