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2019-2020 0.8FTE Guidance Counselor - Copper Ridge K8

at Scottsdale Unified School District

Posted: 4/12/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 6303
Keywords: professional

Job Description

This position is eligible for health insurance benefits.

PAY GRADE:   Certified Salary Schedule



The job of Guidance Counselor is done for the purpose/s of aligning and working with the District’s mission to support the academic achievement and social/emotional growth of all students as they prepare for the global economy.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

Academic Development

  • Develops and monitors student Education and Career Action Plans (ECAP) (4 year plans)
  • Provides students with academic, organizational, study and test-taking skills support
  • Supports students in acquiring knowledge, skills to monitor own academic progress and goals
  • Assists students in course selection
  • Participates in registration and scheduling processes for developing student class schedules (including 8th grade registration/orientation)
  • Makes recommendations to colleges regarding admissions and scholarships
  • Supports students’ decision making skills for life-long learning
  • Education in understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
  • Active participation in Intervention Planning Teams, 504 and IEP processes
  • Coordinate with parents to assist in academic/career/social issues
  • Participates in appropriate transition planning

Personal and Social Development

  • Identifies and embeds extra-curricular activity goals and documenting participation in appropriate activities and organizations in students’ ECAP
  • Supports the development of students’ interpersonal relationships, decision making, goal setting, and understanding of safety and survival skills
  • Participation in crisis intervention to individuals/family/school
  • Appropriately support students’ awareness of multicultural/diversity awareness
  • Provides opportunities for peer facilitation
  • Consultation/collaboration with appropriate support service agencies for student referrals
  • Education in understanding self and others
  • Supports the development of students’ peer relationships and effective social skills
  • Support the development of communication, problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution, coping strategies, and study skills
  • Supports with District approved substance abuse education

College and Career Development

  • Supports students’ development of post-secondary planning and application processes
  • Assists students in the identification of potential career interests and career planning
  • Facilitate career awareness and the connections between the word of work and educational achievements and growth
  • Support students in developing strategies to achieve future goals

Support for District Goals and School Reform Initiatives

  • Demonstrates a commitment to professional growth by participating in Professional Development opportunities
  • Actively participates in consultation, collaboration and teaming
  • Implements Counseling Services programs to support student achievement
  • Participation in school-wide achievement data analysis for purposes of school planning
  • Participates in data gathering and analysis to support and evaluate student success
  • Assists with various testing programs and services (Advanced Placement, PSAT, AzMERIT, Terra Nova, etc.)
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and extra-curricular/school-related activities and committees

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (positions in this class typically require):

  • Master’s degree
  • Guidance Counselor Certificate K-12 from the Arizona Department of Education
  • Previous experience as a classroom teacher OR any equivalent combination of experience and education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (positions in this class typically require):

  • None

KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry):

  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state statutes and District rules, policies, and procedures
  • Knowledge of appropriate personal and vocational counseling strategies

SKILLS (position requirements at entry):

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, students, parents, the general public and others having business with the school district
  • Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications


Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, odors, chemicals, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, and intense noises.


The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Primary Location: Copper Ridge

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Barb Leutzinger
Title Adm Support Coord

Applications will be accepted beginning
Friday, April 12, 2019 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

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