Counselor (Reposted) - Middle School
Location: Sunrise MS
Non Interim Position
Start Date: 8-2-2021
The job of Counselor - Middle School is done for the purpose/s
of providing support to the instructional process with specific
responsibility for implementing the ASCA National Standards for
Students with assigned pupils; managing the schedules and placement
of assigned students; providing course curriculum, information and
recommendations to students and parents; and assisting in the
development of goals and plans for achievement.
This job reports to Site Administrator
Analyzes transcripts for the purpose of ensuring compliance with
Assists students with developing their Educational/Career Action
Plan for the purpose of supporting them in pursing their high
school and post high school goals.
Assists students (e.g. on line registration, scholarships, etc.)
for the purpose of supporting activities necessary for securing
financial aid for post graduation academic and/or vocation
Collaborates with internal and external personnel (e.g. middle
schools, site personnel, etc.) for the purpose of implementing
and/or maintaining services and programs.
Coordinates with teachers, resource specialists and/or community
for the purpose of providing/receiving requested information and/or
Counsels students, parents, and guardians (e.g. Crisis
Counseling, Social Emotional Counseling, Academic Counseling, NCAA
advisement, Mid-year graduation, etc.) for the purpose of enhancing
student success in school.
Develops a variety of special programs and activities for the
purpose of providing information to assist students in the
successful transition from middle school to high school, training
and/or continuing education.
Monitors students' progress (e.g. classroom academics, PVONLINE
courses, Dual enrollments, etc.) for the purpose of identifying
issues and taking appropriate action for increasing student
Participates in a variety of meetings (e.g. IEP, RED, MET, 504,
etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information
required to perform functions.
Prepares a wide variety of materials (e.g. correspondences,
financial and scholarship information, new student packets,
surveys, newsletters, etc.) for the purpose of documenting
activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying
Presents information (e.g. Career Readiness, Career Exploration,
Scholarships, AVID, PVONLINE, etc.) for the purpose of
communicating information and/or gaining feedback.
Proctors standardized assessments and exams (e.g. AIMS, PSAT,
PLAN, ASVAB, AP exams, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the
security and integrity of the exam process.
Reports health and safety issues to assigned administrator and
appropriate agencies (e.g. fights, suspected child or substance
abuse, inappropriate social behaviors, etc.) for the purpose of
maintaining students personal safety, a positive learning
environment and complying with regulatory requirements and
Researches program eligibility requirements (e.g. financial aid,
college eligibility, etc.) for the purpose of providing up-to-date,
accurate counsel to students.
Responds to a wide variety of inquiries from internal and
external parties (e.g. staff, parents, students, visitors, public
agencies, etc.) for the purpose of providing information,
facilitating communication among parties and/or providing
Schedules student classes for the purpose of securing
appropriate placement and meeting their graduation and college
Supervises assigned programs (e.g. Peer Mediation, Teen AA, Peer
Tutoring, etc.) for the purpose of monitoring performance and
achieving overall curriculum objectives.
Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of
ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a
need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job
conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to
satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying
assessment instruments; preparing and maintaining accurate records;
planning and managing projects; using pertinent software
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; review
and interpret highly technical information, write technical
materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions;
and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.
Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily
perform the functions of the job include: stages of child
development; age appropriate activities/behaviors; assessment
instruments and techniques.
ABILITY is required to schedule a significant number of
activities, meetings, and/or events; often gather, collate, and/or
classify data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is
required to independently work with others in a wide variety of
circumstances; analyze data utilizing a variety of complex
processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is
also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals
and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize specific,
job-related equipment. Independent problem solving is required to
analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data
requires analysis based on organizational objectives; and problem
solving with equipment is limited. Specific ability based
competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions
of the job include: communicating with diverse groups;
maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules;
setting priorities; working as part of a team; working with
Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision
using standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding,
and/or coordinating others; utilization of resources from other
work units may be required to perform the job's functions. There is
a continual opportunity to impact the organization's services.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's
functions require the following physical demands: some lifting,
carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, and significant fine finger
dexterity. Generally the job requires 30% sitting, 10% walking, and
60% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature
Experience: Job related experience is desired.
Education: Masters degree in job-related area.
Required Testing Certificates and Licenses
Arizona Department of Education Counseling Certificate
Continuing Educ./Training Clearances
Criminal Background Clearance
Valid Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
FLSA Status - Exempt
Primary Location: Sunrise MS
Shift Type: 1.0 FTE