GENERAL FUNCTIONS: This is a pool posting for intermediate and middle level School Counselor positions. The counselor is responsible for a variety of services to support behavioral interventions and student success. In general, the counselor has a caseload of students, monitors academic progress, supports socio-emotional development, and helps to develop school-wide lessons and activities to promote an emotionally safe school climate. School counselors work with other district counselors, administration, nurses, teachers, office staff, parents, and community providers to assure students are well taken care of. Specific duties include individual counseling, group counseling, classroom presentations, hosting parent/teacher meetings, and supervising students.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Terms of employment for a 1.0 FTE teacher during the 2017-2018 school year include a 180-day work year and supplemental pay, which is available after meeting district requirements. Each employee is also eligible to receive twelve sick leave days and three annual leave days. Salary placement is based on the State Salary Schedule. For the 2017-2018 school year, the total compensation ranges from $46,181 for a person with a Bachelor’s degree and no experience to $87,043 for a person with a Master’s degree + 90 credits and 16 years of experience. This is total compensation and includes some additional time. During the 2017-2018 school year, $820 per month was provided to help a full-time employee defray the cost of health premiums that includes mandatory dental, vision, and long term disability insurance; and optional medical, salary, and life insurance. If employed less than full time (1.0 FTE), days, salary, and health premiums are pro-rated based on FTE.
• Valid Washington State Educational Staff Associate (ESA) certificate as a School Counselor
• Master’s degree with major concentration in the area of counseling
• Ability to work cooperatively with school staff and community agencies
• Ability to relate to and communicate effectively with students and parents
• Competence in instructing and counseling students on WASL student learning plans
• Knowledge of programs and techniques for building self-esteem, social skills, and anger
• Ability to maintain student safety and contribute to a positive school-wide learning environment
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Excellent communication skills, flexibility, and positive attitude required
APPLICATION INSTRUCTION: Selection for interviews will be made on the basis of candidate's completed application materials. Please visit our website, www.ohsd.net, and follow the instructions found under the Jobs tab for completing your application online. Only completed/pending applications will be considered. Questions should be addressed to: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360.279.5000.