Possible HIgh 6-12 Counselor

Social Work certified applicants will be considered as well.

Online applications are accepted at www.wellsville-usd289.org

U.S.D. No. 289 -  Counselor

Job description

 

Purpose: The Counselor helps students attain an optimum level of personal and social adjustment.  In order to coordinate a comprehensive counseling program, School Counselor must work closely with the other staff and administration of U.S.D. No. 289.

 

Responsible to: Building Principal

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Current Kansas Teaching Certificate.
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  • Desire to continue career improvement.
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  • Recommend to be computer literate.

Essential Functions:

 

  • Helps students attain an optimum level of personal and social adjustment.
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  • Consults with parents, teachers, administrators, and supporting agencies concerning the needs and abilities of students.
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  • Ensures that all activities conform to district guidelines.
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  • Communicates effectively with all members of the school district and community.
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  • Works effectively with community organizations.
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  • Reacts to change productively and handles other tasks as assigned.
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  • Supports the value of an education.
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  • Supports the school improvement process.
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  • Supports the philosophy and mission of U.S.D. No. 289.

 

General Responsibilities:

 

  • Provides individual counseling and group guidance to help students cope effectively personal, social, academic, and family concerns.
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  • Consults with parents, teachers, administrators, and supporting agencies concerning the needs and abilities of students.
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  • Assist in Civil Rights report.
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  • Assists in a continuous program of student orientation.
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  • Provides leadership in creating and evaluating job shadow and work study opportunities.
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  • Assists with the activities of student organizations.
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  • Interpret school district clearinghouse data.
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  • Sees that district policies are observed during all activities.
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  • Keeps abreast of new information, innovative ideas and techniques.
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  • Obtains advance approval of the principal for all activities and expenditures.
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  • Adheres to all district health and safety policies.
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  • Other duties as assigned by the principal or other administrative staff.

 

 

Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions:

 

  • Requires prolonged sitting or standing.
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  • Occasionally requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push heavy objects or materials.
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  • Occasional stooping, bending, and reaching.
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  • Requires some travel.
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  • Must work in noisy and crowded environments.
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  • Hours are dependent on student and parent needs.

 

Terms of Employment:

 

                Contracted teacher days.

 

Evaluation:

 

                See Master Collective Bargaining Agreement

Wellsville USD 289


Single Option 4 Health Insurance Policy, Matching 403b and district paid life insurance policy.
Job Start Date: August-8-2019
Applications Due By: April-29-2019

Job Contact Information

Susan McCarty - smccarty@usd289.org - 785-883-2388

Employer Information

Wellsville USD 289 www.wellsville-usd289.org

 

Technology is also considered a large part of our curriculum and daily life at our schools. With a computer-student ratio of about 1:1 our students have access to seven (7) completely furnished computer/business labs as well as additional access in classrooms. Recent and ongoing updates to our building infrastructure include virtualization of servers and workstations, expansion of wireless access,  and the update of backbone technologies. In addition to a personal workstation and VoIP phone, many of our teachers have access to smart board resources in their classrooms to facilitate student instruction and communication with parents and community.

Wellsville, USD #289 is a 3A school district serving 765 students from K–12. The district also employs 52 certified personnel and 42 classified staff.  We are a rural community with a total district area of 130 square miles.Located just off I-35, Wellsville is 20 miles from the Kansas City metro area. Wellsville is only 26 miles from Lawrence and KU, and sits just 55 miles from Topeka.

 The district operates three attendance centers, Wellsville Elementary School, for grades Pre-K-5, Middle School grades 6-8, High School grades 9-12.  Each attendance center employs a full time principal.

 USD #289’s academic success can be measured by its ability to meet testing standards. USD 289 met the Standard of Excellence for Reading (grades 3, 5 6, 7, 8 & 11), Math (grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 11).  WMS gained Building Level Standard of Excellence in Science. WES gained Building Level Standard of Excellence in Math and Reading.

 The Wellsville district prides itself on its’ commitment to kids. Our pupil-teacher ratio remains low at 17:1; we provide full-day Kindergarten; a counselor at each building level – elementary, middle and high school; a district-wide Family Services Coordinator; a career counselor; our students have access to a variety of co-curricular activities; and a wide variety of special education services are provided to students who qualify.  Special education services are provided through East Central Kansas Cooperative in Education located in Baldwin City, Kansas

 As a member of the Pioneer League, the high school provides high-quality academics and leadership experiences for students in extracurricular activities, including athletics, music and the second largest FBLA program in the state of Kansas. The district also provides a variety of extracurricular activities for junior high students.

Wellsville owns their school buses and provides transportation for all pupils who live outside of the city limits.

 Technology is also considered a large part of our curriculum and daily life at our schools. The computer-student ratio is about 1:1.  In addition to six (6) completely furnished student computer/business labs, students have access to wireless with each building having mobile stations of at least 25 wireless computers in each mobile cart. Each teacher is provided a phone in the classroom.

 Our district has established and maintains a strong educational partnership with Neosho County Community College. In addition to providing concurrent credit courses to our high school students during the school day, Neosho County Community College conducts evening, weekend and summer classes for our students.


Employer Address: 602 Walnut St Wellsville, Kansas


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