High School Counselor

USD 480 in Liberal, KS is currently accepting application for the position of High School Counselor

 

Additional coaching or sponsorship stipends may be available.

 

Immediate Supervisor:  Building Principal/Assistant Principal

 

Qualifications:

The counselor will meet all qualifications and behavior standards as set by the Kansas Department of Education.  In accordance with certification requirements and the performance expectations of U.S.D. #480, all counselors shall meet the following employment criteria:

  • The minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • A valid Kansas Teacher’s Certificate with appropriate endorsement.
  • ESOL Endorsement preferred ($500.00 annual stipend bonus for Kansas ESOL licensed employees)

Performance Responsibilities:

  • Modifies counseling to meet individual student needs
  • Develops and presents structured classroom guidance sessions
  • Assists with the orientation of pupils new to the district or school
  • Assists in the registration and enrollment of students
  • Assists in the implementation of the district assessment program
  • Interprets test data to faculty and administration
  • Works with students on an individual and small group basis
  • Demonstrates an understanding of how students develop and learn
  • Communicates high expectations to all students
  • Possesses effective problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Collaborates with all stakeholders
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability when dealing with all stakeholders
  • Clearly and effectively conveys ideas and thoughts to others
  • Uses a variety of verbal- nonverbal- and media techniques
  • Seeks- listens- and responds appropriately to suggestions- requests- and concerns
  • Demonstrates an up-to-date and extensive knowledge of counseling and effectively communicates this understanding to students
  • Effectively implements the district-adopted curriculum
  • Models and facilitates higher-order thinking- problem solving- creativity- and flexibility
  • Makes students aware of assessment standards and learner expectations
  • Assists students in developing self-assessment skills
  • Maintains up-to-date records
  • Creates a positive- inviting- and safe environment
  • Communicates realistic and consistent expectations for student behavior
  • Recognizes and appreciates diversity and individual differences
  • Demonstrates conflict resolutions skills
  • Continuously improves professional skills
  • Recognizes and provides for individual differences and adjusts practices accordingly
  • Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day
  • Supports the District’s educational mission for all students and implements all Board regulations and policies in a fair and equitable manner
  • Performs other tasks and assumes other responsibilities as the superintendent or designee may assign

Liberal USD 480



Job Start Date: August-1-2019
Applications Due By: December-31-2019

Job Contact Information

Sheri King - sheri.king@usd480.net - (620)604-1010

Employer Information

Liberal USD 480 www.usd480.net

Unified School District #480

401 N. Kansas Avenue     Liberal, Kansas 620-604-1010     www.usd480.net

USD 480 is a school district with 130 years of history, pride and tradition, including state championships in numerous sports, award-winning“That” Liberal Band, an AVID National Demonstration School, a Spanish/English dual language program, a community early learning m center, and a strong collaboration with Seward County Community College.  But in 2018, we began a new era. As an original member of the Kansas State Department of Education’s Redesign initiative, we emphasize #everylearnereveryday.  

Through a strong community presence and numerous partnerships with local businesses and organizations, our schools focus on personalized learning, project-based learning, and giving back to the community what they have so graciously given us with the construction of new facilities.  In 2014, the Liberal voters overwhelming supported a $127.8 million school bond that resulted in five brand new schools and major renovations to existing buildings across the community- the largest bond project in Kansas at the time! The addition of these schools helped us address overcrowding at neighborhood schools and created state-of-the-art learning environments that students, staff, parents, and community are proud of!

The campuses of USD 480 include:

Central Office (401 N Kansas) - Superintendent and other district-level personnel

Education Service Center (624 N Grant) - BOE, Newcomer’s Center, SPED, warehouse

Bright Start Early Learning Center (preK) - 836 S Jordan Ave

Meadowlark Elementary (grades K-5) - 1200 N Calvert

MacArthur Elementary (grades K-5) - 925 S Holly Drive

Prairie View Elementary (grades K-5) - 615 Warren Ave

Cottonwood Elementary (grades K-5) - 1100 W 11th Street

Sunflower Elementary (grades K-5) - 310 W Pine

Seymour Rogers Middle School (grades 6-8) - 721 Griffith

Eisenhower Middle School (grades 6-8) - 2000 N Western Ave

Liberal High School (grades 9-12) - 1611 W 2nd St


Employer Address: 401 N. Kansas Ave. Liberal, Kansas


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