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School Counselor/Teacher Assistant

  • Job Tracking ID: 512714-705925
  • Job Location: Depew, NY
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: October 09, 2019
  • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
  • Starting Date: ASAP



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Job Description:

GENERAL PURPOSE OF POSITION

School Counselor will provide counseling services to students that meet IEP mandates, goals and objectives. School Counselor will collaborate with school staff and maintain a positive school culture through meeting the academic, vocational and social emotional needs of the student’s.

REPORTS TO

Reports to the Behavior Coordinator(s)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Counseling Provider

  • Provide counseling services to meet IEP mandates of students.
  • Maintain attendance, notes, and records of counseling sessions.
  • Participate in CSE meetings as required.
  • Communicate with parents of those students that receive counseling services as needed.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of rights to privacy, confidentiality, and respect for differences among all persons interacting with individuals with disabilities.
  • Consistently comply with all agency policies and procedures.
  • Constantly maintain high professional standards with regard to personal behavior and interactions with other staff, families, districts and the community at large.
  • Refer students and their families to community resources and services.
  • Assume responsibility for the management of the student(s) during counseling sessions or counselor led activities.
  • Participate in the student referral and IEP amendment process.
  • Consults with students, parents, teachers and other school and community partners to assist in meeting the needs of students.
  • Follows the school counseling program and develops activities and resources to implement and evaluate the program
  • Collaborates with school staff and administration in making decisions about the school counseling program
  • Adheres to ethical standards of the counseling profession and abides by the laws, policies and procedures that govern schools
  • Participates in professional associations and upgrades professional knowledge of skills when needed
  • Ensure that verbal and written communications including tone, demeanor, and content with students, staff, and parents are at all times professional, appropriate and respectful
  • Promote and encourage parents to be actively involved in their children's educational experiences
  • Implement appropriate programs, groups and initiatives to target at-risk populations
  • Collaborate with community agencies (e.g. Parent Network) to coordinate services within the school system
  • Assists students and their families in gaining access to formal and informal school and community resources
  • Keep up-to-date with current community resources and determine how those resources may be beneficial to the student, her/his family, and the family's involvement in the academic process
  • Understand, and practice in accordance with, federal, state, and local laws, and/or policies that relate to students and families; such as, child protection/child abuse, special education, attendance, education rights and privacy

Teacher Assistant Counselor

  • Assist teachers in meeting the social emotional needs of students
  • Assist individual students in meeting their social emotional needs
  • Lead small group instruction to improve student’s social skills
  • Adhere to the school wide Behavior Management Plan (SCIP-R)
  • Adhere to individual behavior intervention plans and classroom management plan, including modeling and demonstrating expected student behavior.
  • Support a mutually respectful, safe and supportive learning environment that is inclusive of every student.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and be responsive to the social, cultural, linguistic, family and community factors that influence students in the classroom
  • Make or modify educational materials as needed to support the students.
  • Provide the necessary supports to foster independence.
  • Provide appropriate supervision to students at all times throughout the school day.
  • Provide clear and succinct direction and expectations to students.
  • Supply teacher with information pertinent to students’ social emotional needs to accurately determine the competence level of the students.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Administrative Team.

 

Experience and Skills:

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Possess good time management skills.
  • Able to communicate with students with varying levels of ability
  • Ability and desire to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • High level of written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills including Excel and WORD.

EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING

New York State School Counseling Certification

New York State Teacher Assistant Certification

Job Benefits:

We offer an excellent benefits package including paid holidays, paid recesses (after 90 days of employment), PTO, health and dental insurance, agency paid life and long term disability, 401k retirement and more!


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