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Guidance Counselor - Allegan High School

Company: Allegan Area Schools Application Consortium
Location: Allegan
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Position Type: Student Support Services/Guidance CounselorDate Posted: 6/13/2022Location: Allegan High SchoolClosing Date: 07/08/2022District: Allegan Public Schools - websiteGUIDANCE COUNSELOR - ALLEGAN HIGH SCHOOL Job Goal: The Allegan High School guidance counselors' first priority is to serve all students' social-emotional needs. The counselors work closely as a team with support staff, teachers, and administrators to identify students in need of support. This position's primary focus within our counseling team will be to support students with IEPs and 504 plans, including coordinating with parents, case managers, external support services, and transition services. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in education, social work, psychology, or related field from an accredited college or university required. Valid Michigan Certification in Guidance Counseling Teaching experience preferred with Michigan Teaching Certificate Maturity, patience, and people skills to work effectively with students with diverse needs Strong, demonstrated interpersonal skills, both written and oral Desire to collaborate with peers and work as a team Ability to work with community partners to provide services and opportunities for Level 1 and 2 Special Education students Understand the process/procedures for personal curriculums, IEPs and 504s Essential Job Functions: Support students' social-emotional needs. Provide individual counseling as needed. Support and guide teaching staff in addressing students' social-emotional needs. Consult with parents, teachers, administrators and supporting agencies concerning the behavioral, mental, and emotional needs of students. Provide and facilitate small group counseling interventions (examples: grief group, anger management group, LGBTQ group, PALs groups, etc.). Communicate effectively with all members of the school district and community. Promote a positive working relationship with students, staff, and members of the community. Work effectively with community organizations. Make referrals to outside sources when extended counseling or support is necessary. Support the Assistant Principal in working with students and families who are chronically absent Assist in determining interventions and accommodations for students who qualify for 504 Plans Participate in the building key personnel team and county crisis intervention team. Pursue continuous professional growth by keeping current with educational developments and literature in the field of school guidance. Participate in the county-wide guidance counselors' monthly team meetings. Assisting the administration with creating the master schedule. Coordinating, planning and helping to proctor statewide testing. Planning and delivering student career exploration experiences for all students per state requirements. Enrolling and welcoming all new students and families to the buildings. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply Online. FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS POSITION, PLEASE CONTACT: Rene Martin, Principal Allegan High School renemartin@alleganps.orgAllegan Public Schools complies with all federal laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, age, height, weight, familial status, marital status, political belief, disability, handicap, or any other legally protected characteristic - in all of its programs and in employment. Inquiries or complaints should be directed to the Superintendent, 550 Fifth St, Allegan, MI 49010 or by phone at (269) 673-5431.

Keywords: Allegan Area Schools Application Consortium, Kalamazoo , Guidance Counselor - Allegan High School, Other , Allegan, Michigan

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