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Middle School Guidance Counselor

Company: Allegan Area Schools Application Consortium
Location: Allegan
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Position Type: Student Support Services/Guidance CounselorDate Posted: 5/31/2022Location: L.E. White Middle SchoolClosing Date: 06/30/2022District: Allegan Public Schools - website TITLE: Middle School Counselor - L.E. White Middle School QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology, or related field; Masters Degree preferred. Certification in Guidance Counseling meeting MI Standards. Teaching experience preferred with Michigan Teacher Certificate. Maturity, patience, and people skills to work effectively with students with diverse needs. Strong, demonstrated interpersonal skills, both written and oral. REPORTS TO: Principal JOB GOAL: L.E. White Middle 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. APS guidance counselors are also responsible for individualized student scheduling based on Career Pathways and student career exploration. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS UNDER SECTION 31(A): (include but are not limited to): 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. Perform other duties as allowable under the funding source. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS UNDER GENERAL FUND: (include but are not limited to): 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. PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Demonstrated ability to handle and resolve conflict productively. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain boundaries with students/families. Maintain confidentiality of student records and information. Demonstrated ability to adhere to Board and Building policies and procedures. Ability to be on the job regularly and have a positive attendance record. Ability to utilize technology (i.e., telephone, cell phone, iPad, laptop computer, desktop computer, printer, copier, fax machine, etc.) Assist in maintaining a positive school environment that promotes safety, security and well-being for all students. Demonstrate effective behavior management skills and the ability to implement preventative and reductive interventions and teach replacement behaviors. Assist in the day-to-day operation of school-wide PBIS, including Restorative Practices. Maintain accurate documentation in accordance with legal mandates and building procedures. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply Online. FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS POSITION, PLEASE CONTACT: Erin Hafer, Principal L.E. White Middle School ehafer@alleganps.org Allegan 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 , Middle School Guidance Counselor, Other , Allegan, Michigan

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