Elementary School Counselor/Social Worker

Geary County USD 475

Job Description

 

Classification:                        Certified

Division/Department:            Elementary School

Job Category:                       Counselor

FLSA:                                   Exempt

                                   

Title:                                       Elementary School Guidance Counselor/Social Worker

Qualifications:                       

*Currently hold or be eligible for Kansas certification as school counselor K-5

* Candidates with an M.S. in Social Work and Kansas License to Practice will be considered

*A strong personal commitment to promote the effective schools program

*A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, administration, and parents

*A demonstrated knowledge of effective guidance techniques

Reports To:                             Director of Teaching and Learning                                             

BASIC FUNCTION/PURPOSE

Provide a comprehensive, developmental guidance and counseling program for all children in grades K-5 to assist students in learning skills needed for academic success and personal/social and career development; plan, conduct, and supervise classroom and group activities; provide responsive services to individuals and small groups; work cooperatively with students, families, teachers, and staff; consult with teachers, parents and staff to enhance children`s educational, personal/social and career development; support other elementary level educational programs.           

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Counsel students with interpersonal social adjustment problems
  2. Counsel students with academic or attendance problems
  3. Conduct group counseling and classroom guidance  sessions
  4. Serve as liaison: student, teacher, parent administrator, and community
  5. Identify students with interpersonal challenges  and work with students and parents to meet the needs
  6. Conduct testing and interpret results to help students understand their aptitudes, abilities, and achievement
  7. Help to implement the Olweus Bully Prevention Program
  8. Maintain student record files
  9. Perform other duties as assigned by the principal

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

            The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.     

            The employee performing the duties of this position is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, hear, bend, stoop, and reach.  The employee may be occasionally required to manually lift, move, or carry up to 50 pounds.  The employee is required to interact with staff and meet the demands of several different people.  The employee is responsible for the work output of others.  The employee occasionally works extended hours.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

CRITICAL SKILLS

  1. Ability to maintain regular and good work attendance and come to work on time.
  2. Ability to work constructively and cooperatively with others.
  3. Ability to respond to information requests in a courteous, timely and helpful manner.
  4. Ability to manage job responsibilities while meeting established deadlines.
  5. Ability to access, input, and retrieves information from a computer.
  6. Ability to maintain confidentiality of student and staff information.

Term of Employment:            Teacher Contract + 10 days

Salary Range:                         Determined by placement on teacher salary schedule.

Evaluation Frequency:           Job performance will be evaluated a minimum of 1 time per year.

Updated 5-10-18

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Director of Human Resources, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Director of Exceptional Student Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000

Geary County USD 475

Geary County USD 475
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of KS, Delta Dental, Group Employee Term Life Insurance, Supplemental Employee & Dependent Term Life Insurance, Group Short Term Disability, Group Vision Health Insurance, Individual Cancer Plan, Dependent Care Flex Spending Account, Tax Sheltered Annuities, KPERS Retirement, 10 days leave, Professional Development moves you up on pay schedule. per negotiated agreement
Job Start Date: August-1-2018
Applications Due By: July-5-2018

Job Contact Information

Mona Manley - monamanley@usd475.org -

Employer Information

Geary County USD 475 www.usd475.org

Nestled in the heart of the Flint Hills, USD 475 Geary County Schools serves the communities of Junction City, Fort Riley, Milford, and Grandview Plaza with 14 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 6-A academy-structured Talent Development High School, as well as a center for Innovative Studies and early childhood programs.   We offer outstanding professional development opportunities, access to state-of-the-art technology in every classroom, and a competitive salary package in a community with a variety of outdoor activities as well as theatre, art exhibits, and hometown family-oriented events. 

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Director of Human Resources, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Director of Exceptional Student Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000

 


Employer Address: 123 North Eisenhower
PO Box 370
Junction City, Kansas


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