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School Guidance Counselor

Guidance Counselor

Essential Performance Responsibilities
  • Assists students in evaluating students' aptitudes and abilities through the interpretation of individual standardized test scores and other pertinent data.
  • 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 guidance services.
  • Assists with the registration and orientation students who are new to the school regarding procedures and educational opportunities.
  • Assists with the school district's dropout prevention efforts.
  • Serves as ready resource to students to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and maturity.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field.
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and providing student information as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • Assists in the orientation of new teachers, and provides in-service training in guidance.

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.

Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone. All contract staff are equipped with an Apple MacBook Air laptop.

Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • 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
  • ND State Certification as a Guidance Counselor 
  • Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation.

Bachelor from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
Master Degree preferred.

Successful prior experience preferred.

  • Retirement: McKenzie County Public School District #1 contributes both sides of TFFR for our Certified Staff. That's a $0 cost incurred to you while 27.762% of your gross wages are being placed into retirement each year for you to utilize in your later years!
  • Insurance: With a comprehensive insurance plan, we utilize Blue Cross Blue Shield's NDPHIT for health insurance and Blue Cross Blue Shield for Vision and Dental Insurance offerings. Single without dependent Contract Staff can enjoy their health insurance being 100% paid for by the School District!
  • Leave: Contract Staff Begin With: 3 Personal Days, 15 Sick Days of which, up to 10 can be allocated to Family Sick, 4 Funeral Days

Salary: $48,000-$71,760