Sultan Middle School Counselor job vacancy in Sultan School District 311 (Sultan, WA 98294)

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Company name : Sultan School District 311
Location : Sultan, WA 98294
Position : Sultan Middle School Counselor

Description :
Job Title:
Sultan Middle School Counselor
Closing Date:
Open until filled. Priority before August 12,2022

Job Number:
#63-22/23
Start Date:
August 25,2022

Location:
Sultan Middle School
Contract:
7.5 hours, 185 days (SEA Contract Pro-Rated)

Opening Date:
July 25,2022
Salary:
SEA Continuing Contract

Our District:
The Sultan School District is one of the larger geographical school districts in the Puget Sound area, consisting of approximately 325 square miles. Sultan School District has approximately 2,000 students enrolled K-12. Students are currently served by two elementary schools, a middle school, a high school and an alternative high school; and the Sno-Isle Skills Center, a cooperative vocational technical school.
Our Community:
Located northeast of Seattle (seven miles east of Monroe) or about 20 minutes from the Woodinville area, Sultan is surrounded by a beautiful environmental setting. Our “backyard” is the scenic Skykomish River and Cascade Mountains. Sultan School District includes the community of Sultan, Startup, and Gold Bar. Students from Index attend Sultan High School.
Application Procedure:
Interested applicants should apply through our web-based application program and upload the required supporting documents at https://sultan.cloud.talentedk12.com/hire/index.aspx Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following documents:

A letter of application addressing the qualifications and requirements of the position
A current resume
Three or more letters of recommendation (including current or former supervisors)
Three confidential reference forms which will be completed electronically by your references
Unofficial copy of transcripts
Copy of Washington State Certificate
Note: Current district employees need to submit only a letter of application on-line using the internal application process.
Questions? Contact Crystal Plotkin in Human Resources, 360-793-9800, 514 4th Street, Sultan, WA 98294

Sultan School District seeks applicants who want to be part of a growing, dynamic school system, and those who are committed to a continuing program of personal and professional growth.
Sultan Middle School is committed to nurturing lifelong learning through collaboration and respect among students and their families, community members, and educators. Working together, we will provide a supportive environment while encouraging academic success and fostering social, emotional, physical and recreational development.

Under direction of the building principal, provide for student success by supporting students in maximizing their potential; to provide behavioral, educational, and vocational counseling to individuals and small groups of students; assist students in understanding and seeking solutions to social, emotional, or academic issues; serve as a resource for staff and families pertaining to success; be a liaison to community resources.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

These statements are intended to describe the major purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. The Sultan School District’s Strategic Plan supports the Nine Characteristics of High Performing Schools.

Assist students in effectively analyzing and developing alternative solutions to behavioral, educational, social, and emotional concerns.
Conduct, analyze, and effectively utilize a variety of individual and group testing procedures and instruments.
Effectively deal with site and District personnel, parents, social and youth service agencies in resolving student concerns.
Work closely with building administration to assure all building operations are conducted effectively.
Provide leadership and participate as a team member in the development and implementation of the District’s comprehensive counseling/guidance plan.
Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal communication skills in a variety of situations and with a variety of audiences.
Communicate effectively in written form.
Understand and carry out oral and written directions with minimal accountability controls.
Establish and maintain effective organizational, public, and community relationships.
Inspire confidence and trust in others.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

Conducts small group counseling activities related to career, personal, academic, social and emotional issues.
Serves as the building’s coordinator to collect, organ-ize, and analyze student information through the use of edu- cational historical data and standardized testing.
Appraises student interests, aptitudes, and attitudes utilizing a variety of assessment strategies and instruments.
Meets, confers, and counsels with parents, staff, and members of various youth-serving agencies in developing alternative solutions to student educational, social, and emotional concerns and follow ups on referrals as needed.
Assists in the development and monitoring of individual education and 504 plans for students with exceptional needs and participates in student assistance team meetings.
Assists in the planning, development, and implementation of the master schedule and programs that enhance student educational opportunities.
Oversees the maintenance of comprehensive student files and records for each student and safe guards con-fidentiality.
Assists in dealing with student behavior management problems and in resolving attendance concerns and personal issues.
Provides classroom guidance.
Consults with parents to meet the needs of individual students.
Conducts, and supports the implementation of state testing in the building
Provides and arranges for classroom presentations on specific topics as requested by teachers and as directed by building administration.
Participates in professional development opportunities as directed by building administration.
Counsels individual students in the solution of personal problems.
Develops and implements programs to encourage academic success and retention in an educational system.
Actively interprets the school’s objectives to students, parents, and the community at large.
Maintains and updates a directory of referral services to be utilized in crisis situations.
Provides short term student crisis intervention and follow up consultation with parents.
Serves as the building contact person for home-hospital programs.
Organizes transition activities as students move to new buildings in consultation with principals and next level counseling staff.
Assists in orientation, registration and scheduling of new students.
Takes part in school-wide PBIS development and implementation.
Guides and counsels individuals and small groups of students through the development of educational and career plans including a post-high school plan.
Organizes and facilitates parent and family nights.
Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Valid Washington State Educational Staff Associate (ESA) Certificate with school counselor endorsement
Degree in counseling
Successful Washington State Patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

Experience involving home and community in the school setting.
Willingness to work as a member of the educational team.
Ability to communicate appropriately with students, parents and staff.
Best practice in area of school counseling/guidance programs and strategies that are developmentally appropriate.
Principles, methods, techniques, strategies, and trends in educational, vocational, social, and emotional counseling.
Applicable and appropriate aptitude, interest, and achievement appraisal instruments, techniques, and procedures.
Knowledge of social service and youth service agencies in the local area.
Knowledge of social, emotional, and behavioral characteristics of students.
Program evaluation and research strategies.
Appropriate curriculum and instructional programs pertaining to students with a variety of aptitudes and interests.
Knowledge of legal, moral, and ethical responsibilities of a counselor, including issues with confidentiality.
Counselor experience preferred, but not required.

CONDITIONS: EMPLOYEES ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL FUNCTIONS OF THIS POSITION. The preceding lists of positions functions, qualifications and requirements are not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.2 requires all employees of Washington public school districts to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment unless a documented medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated currently means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen.
Immigration Reform and Control Act Requirement:
The recommended applicant, if not a current employee, will be required to complete an INS I-9 form and must provide proof of employment eligibility.

Disclosure Statement and Background Check
Pursuant to Chapter 43.43, Washington Laws of 1990, the recommended applicant will be required to complete a disclosure form indicating whether he/she has been convicted of crimes against persons listed in the law. In addition, a background check, based on fingerprints, will be requested from the Washington State Patrol.

The Sultan School District #311 is an equal opportunity employer. The district complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap. Inquiries regarding compliance procedures may be directed to the District Title IX Officer and/or Section 504 Coordinator, 514 4th ST, Sultan, WA 98294. Federal/State Criminal History Background Clearance will be required at applicant’s expense (employment status contingent on verification). The Sultan School District requires any employee hired in a position requiring a CDL to undergo a drug test as part of the employment process. Satisfactory completion of such a test is a condition
of employment.
Applicants are hereby notified that the Sultan School District is a weapon and drug-free work environment.

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