School Counselor
Pima Partnership High School - Tucson, AZ
Full Time
Graduate Degree
$33,259.00 - $56,000.00 Salary/year

We are looking for a full time School Counselor to join the team! This position is part of the Arizona Department of Education’s Safety Grant Initiative and will work 50% FTE with middle school students and 50% FTE with high school students.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in education or guidance counseling.
  • Must hold a valid and current AZ Guidance Counselor certificate.
  • Proven experience as a guidance counselor, ability to operate within a wide range of student personalities and backgrounds.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reports to Director of Programs.
  • Promote student’s social-emotional and academic growth through individual and group activities.
  • Identify, organize, and lead positive school climate activities.
  • Implement and coordinate the schools’ Multi-tiered System of Support.
  • Develop and conduct one-on-one, small, and large group social-emotional awareness activities.
  • Develop educational goals for students with high risk behaviors with a focus on truancy, dropout prevention, academic deficiencies, and home life issues.
  • Collaborate and cooperate with staff to develop and implement learning or counseling plans for all students (e.g., accommodations, modifications, enhancements, regular/special education teachers' working relationships).
  • Work with each school’s SPED teacher(s) to identify and support students with special needs and behavioral, social and school adjustment problems.
  • Create and supervise a peer support program and a peer mediation program.
  • Fully participate as a member of the school safety and prevention team.
  • Align all activities with the multi-tiered systems of support plan.
  • Refer students to community-based services and resources, psychologists and other mental health resources.
  • Work with each school’s principal Provides to provide student crisis response as needed.
  • Consult with and train teachers, parents and staff as needed regarding children’s needs.
  • Consult with teachers, parents and staff before, during and after 1:1 interventions to provide and receive appropriate feedback in helping students in need while keeping the confidentiality in mind of all parties involved.
  • Provide support to other school educational programs as needed to ensure the overall success of each child in need.
  • Works to ensure high school students are on-track to graduate monitor and communicate with students and parent/guardian.
  • Administer and oversee data collection of school climate and wellness surveys.
  • Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and other professionals on a regular basis.
  • Collaborates with the school registrar to ensure grades are accurately recorded for each student.
  • All work responsibilities are subject to having performance goals and/or targets established as part of the annual performance planning process or as the result of organizational planning.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by their supervisor.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met, or are encountered, by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee must, on a daily basis, lift and/or move up to 20 pounds several times a day.  Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.