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AES K-2 Mental Health Counselor (1 year position)

Company: Alamosa School District Re-11-J
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

Position Type: Student Support Services/Social WorkerDate Posted: 3/21/2022Location: Alamosa Elementary K-2 BuildingDate Available: 08/01/2022Closing Date: 05/16/2022Position Purpose - Provide students, parents, administrators, and other teaching staff with individually-tailored advice and consultation to overcome personal, emotional, familial, or social issues to maximize the students'' learning experience. Essential Functions - Performs casework services with students and parents to encourage parental understanding of, and participation in, overcoming social issues to maximize the educational experience of the student. - Assists students and teaching staff in implementing students'' behavior management plans. - Coordinates with outside agencies, organizations and institutions, including state and federal authorities as needed. - Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff members to ascertain individual student''s abilities and needs, including students with special needs, and to familiarize stakeholders with social work services. - Assists with the school district''s dropout prevention efforts. - Serves as ready resource to students and parents to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and behavioral management; serves as liaison between home and school. - Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and providing student information to prospective colleges and employers, as required by district procedures and applicable laws. - Encourages parental involvement in students'' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents. Additional Duties - Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent. Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility. Equipment - Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone. Travel Requirements - Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required. Skills, Knowledge, Abilities - Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students. - Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed. - Ability to organize and coordinate work. - Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents. - Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth. - Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work. Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards - Works in standard office and school building environments. Qualifications Profile Certification/License: - Colorado State Certification as a Social Worker or Counselor, preferrably a DORA License.Education:- Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment. Experience:- Successful prior experience with high school students preferred.

Keywords: Alamosa School District Re-11-J, Colorado Springs , AES K-2 Mental Health Counselor (1 year position), Healthcare , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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