School Counselor

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  1. Licensed in the State of Kansas
  2. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the board of education may find appropriate and acceptable


JOB GOAL:    To help students overcome problems that impede learning and to assist them in making educational, occupational, and life plans that hold promise for their personal fulfillment as mature and responsible men and women


  1. Aids students in course and subject selection.
  2. Obtains and disseminates occupational information to students and to classes studying occupations.
  3. Assists students in evaluating their aptitudes and abilities through the interpretation of individual standardized test scores and other pertinent data, and works with students in evolving education and occupation plans in terms of such evaluation.
  4. Works to discover and develop special abilities of students.
  5. Registers students new to the school and orients them to school procedures and the school’s varied opportunities for learning.
  6. Works to prevent students from dropping out of school.
  7. Remains readily available to student so as to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal increased personal growth, self-understanding, and maturity.
  8. Works with students on an individual basis in the solution of personal problems related to such problems as home and family relations, health and emotional adjustment.
  9. Maintains student records and protects their confidentiality.
  10. Supervises the preparation and processing of college, scholarship, and employment applications.
  11. Makes recommendations to colleges for admissions and scholarships.
  12. Provides student information to colleges and potential employers according to provisions of the board’s policy on student records.
  13. Confers with parents whenever necessary.
  14. Works with teachers and other staff members to familiarize them with the general range of services offered by the student counseling department, and to improve the educational prospects of individual students being counseled.
  15. Involved in the counseling and scheduling functions of the student data management system.
  16. Performs other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Salary and length of contract to be established by the board of education.EVALUATION:  Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the board’s policy on evaluation of professional personnel.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: 

  • Ability to work with students in course and subject selection
  • Ability to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding and maturity
  • Ability to supervise the preparation and processing of college, scholarship, and employment applications

Newton USD 373

Job Start Date: January-1-2020
Applications Due By: December-1-2019

Job Contact Information

Lisa Moore - - 316-284-6280

Employer Information

Newton USD 373


The Newton Public Schools offer a wide array of programs in a hometown environment that is often not found in large metropolitan areas. USD 373 serves approximately 3,769 students including Newton, North Newton, Walton and surrounding rural areas. The teacher/pupil ratio is 1/10. Salary for first year teachers is $37,000. The mission of USD 373 is to prepare its students to be capable, contributing participants in a changing world. In addition to regular classes, Newton students have access to vocational and technical programs that are ranked among the top in the state. Schools in the district include:

1 - Early Childhood

5 - Elementary

1- 5th/6th Center

1 - Middle School

1 - High School

Professional development for teachers and staff is a high priority for the district with 100% of teachers designated "highly qualified" as defined by the Kansas Department of Education.

Employer Address: 308 E 1st Street Newton, Kansas

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