Job Description


TITLE: Counselor


To provide guidance curriculum, student planning, responsive services and system support to students,
parents, teachers and administrators to promote maximum academic, career, and social/personal growth
for all students.


1. Master Degree
2. Arizona Guidance Counselor Certificate
3. Three (3) years instructional experience in a school setting (preferred)
4. Knowledge of special education laws, procedures, practices, materials, equipment, and
compliance standards required to provide appropriate learning experiences for special education
students. Good knowledge of the nature and effects of the impairment(s) in all areas of disability.
5. Experience in consultation/collaboration with regular classroom teachers; ability to coordinate
activities with related and specialist staff
6. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, parents and the
community; excellent human relations skills; skill in both oral and written communication; ability to
work in multicultural environment with diverse population of students, staff, and parents
7. Ability to travel to more than one work location in the course of the day as assigned
8. May be required to control certain behavior(s) through physical restraint
9. Obtain and maintain current NCI, First Aid, and CPR certification
10. Ability to assess needs, develop and implement IEP, and evaluate outcomes in specialty
11. Ability to coordinate activities with related and specialist staff


(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the
following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not
a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities performed by the incumbents of this class.)


- Initiate and implement individual and group counseling.
- Facilitate classroom counseling guidance programs.
- Convey to parents and staff, regarding specific student needs in academic, career and
personal/social areas.
- Provide students, parents and staff with prevention and intervention programs in career
awareness, behavior management, effective decision making and goal setting, etc., and facilitate
parent groups, newsletters, etc.
- Maintain records of counseling services and consulting contacts.
- Assist in identification and evaluation of children with special needs.
- Assist the staff and parents with the interpretation of evaluative data and other student records.
- Cooperate with outside agencies and other Special Needs services within the district.
- Middle school counselors provide academic advisement, master schedule, registration, and
student schedules.
- Maintain daily and Medicaid logs and time study. - Register with Medicaid as a provider.
- Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards as outlined by ASCA.
- Maintain accurate records for compliance with district, federal and state guidelines.
- Follow state law and district policy with cases involving child abuse and neglect.
- Provide on-going consultation and support to teachers and teams in the development, design and
implementation of Functional Behavioral Assessments and Positive Behavior Intervention Plans
for students experiencing difficulties.
- Participate in the District Crisis Team as needed.
- May be required to participate in students’s meetings which occur beyond the staff’s work
assignment schedule.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

DEPARTMENT: Student Support

SALARY: Certified

WORK YEAR: Teacher Calendar

REPORTS TO: Principal, Coordinator of Student Support, and/or Director of Student Support

EVALUATION: Counselor Evaluation


REVISED: Spring 2012

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