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High School Counselor

Scappoose School District

Scappoose High School seeks a dynamic, caring, and knowledgeable counselor focused on diversity, equity and inclusion.

Position requirements:

The Counselor will provide guidance to students in the development and implementation of appropriate educational plans. Assist students in dealing with special problems and needs, as well as the development of personal/social behaviors. This person will also provide students with skills to formulate tentative career goals.

Position responsibilities include:

Provide counseling services: Conduct timely individual counseling sessions as requested by students, staff, or parents; Provide group counseling options for designated students; Facilitate communication between student, parent, and staff; clarify goals and move toward appropriate solutions; Monitor and evaluate to assure agreements are met; Provide immediate counseling for students in crisis.

Provide individual/special services: Provide counseling services for handicapped students; Communicate with school and community resources as an advocate for students with special needs; Refer students/parents with special needs to appropriate agencies; Inform special need students of alternative sources of education and services; Schedule regular classroom guidance sessions as appropriate; Design and participate in orientation activities, especially at the transition levels and for students transferring into the District; Administer and interpret a variety of assessment instruments.

Perform other related duties as assigned by the principal and/or superintendent: Perform duties in accordance with District policy and terms set forth in the negotiated agreement; Assist in the enforcement of school and District rules and policies; Assume a share of the responsibility for non-classroom student activities within the assigned workday.

Maintain an ongoing personal program of professional growth and development: Identify and request to attend professional workshop activities intended to increase the teacher's effectiveness; Participate in District-sponsored in-service offering appropriate to assignment.

Note: A complete application packet includes the electronic application form, resume, at least three letters of recommendation (including one from your current or most recent supervisor), unofficial transcripts (official will be required if hired), and evidence of holding or being eligible to obtain the proper license/endorsement in Oregon. Please complete our full online application online with Talent Ed at

Scappoose School District is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Veterans must submit DD Form 214 or 215 to establish veterans’ preference eligibility. See policy GBA-AR for details.