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K-12 Councelor

Blachly School District 90

Triangle Lake Charter School
20264 Blachly Grange Road
Blachly, OR 97412

May 10, 2022

Job Title: K-12 Counselor Salary: Negotiated agreement
Reports To: Principal FTE 1.00
# of Days 171 day calendar year 4-day school week
The school Counselor promotes and enhances the learning process for students through an integration of academic, personal/social, and post-secondary development. The counselor assists students regarding educational issues such as course and program selection, class scheduling, school adjustment, truancy, study habits, and college/career planning.
A successful school Counselor will help individuals navigate healthy social, emotional, academic, and personal paths as they develop current and post-K-12 college and career plans. Counselors also deliver counseling services through class guidance lessons, small groups, and individual counseling; they analyze data and use results to inform stakeholders and continuously improve programs.
• Counsels students, parents, and guardians for the purpose of enhancing student success in school;
• Advises students, parents and guardians for the purpose of providing information on students' progress and/or recommendations regarding their successful transition to and from high school;
• Consistently utilizes a lens of equity and engages in culturally relevant and responsive practices;
• Coordinates with teachers, college and university personnel, resource specialists and/or community (e.g. service clubs, courts, child protective services, etc.) for the purpose of providing requested information, gaining needed information and/or making recommendations;
• Monitors student records for the purpose of developing plans and/or providing information regarding students' goals;
• Prepares documentation (e.g. observations; progress; contacts with parents, teachers, outside professionals, etc.) for the purpose of providing written support, developing recommendations and/or conveying information;
• Develops various programming (e.g. family connection events, , financial aid workshops, etc.) in order to inform and intervene;
• Schedules student classes for the purpose of securing appropriate placement and meeting their graduation and college eligibility requirements;
• Prepares applications for students (scholarships, college, financial aid) for the purpose of ensuring completion of application processes within designated timeframes;
• Presents information on various topics to staff and families (e.g. career readiness, student support, research-based practices, family orientation, etc.) for the purpose of providing required information and/or advice;
• Researches program eligibility requirements (e.g. financial aid, college eligibility, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining knowledge of eligibility requirements to provide counsel to students;
• Keeps current and counsels students using the Educational Plan and Profile for all students on caseload;
• Supports positive and healthy mental health for all students (e.g. staff training, Sources of Strength participation, mental health referrals, safety plan building, etc.).
• Other duties as assigned.
• Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities;
• Analyze achievement data and create academic action plans;
• Collaborate with school counseling and transition teams, as well as other district student service teams.
Successful candidates will possess the following abilities and qualifications that support our district vision:
• A valid State of Oregon School Counselor license for high school;
• Motivated to establish effective working relationships with staff, colleagues, students, parents and the community;
• Knowledge of Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies (PBIS);
• Strong student relational skills;
• Positive and effective communication and collaboration skills desired;
• Ability and commitment to practice cultural competency and demonstrate respect for diversity;
• This position is primarily performed indoors in school buildings, although some outdoor instruction and supervision are required
• Frequent or prolonged standing, walking and sitting.
• Possible exposure to bodily fluids due to student or employee injury or illness.
• Requires accurate perceiving of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, handling and working with materials and objects
• Frequent and prolonged talking/hearing conversations.
• Evenings and/or extended work hours are occasionally required.
• May be required to obtain a First Aid and/or CPR Card and serve as a Delegated Caregiver or Designated First Aid Provider.
• Work may involve occasional lifting of objects weighing 15 to 25 pounds
• The employee has regular attendance at work and work activities, and is punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings, and following schedules
• The employee is dressed and groomed in a neat, clean and appropriate professional manner for the assignment and work setting.
• The employee maintains the integrity of confidential information relating to a student, family, colleague or district patron. The employee uses or relays personal information only in the course of performing assigned responsibilities and in the best interest of the individuals involved.
• The employee follows all district or supervisor policies, rules, regulations, memos, bulleting, announcements, applicable position descriptions, and reasonable requests by proper authority.
• The employee demonstrates appropriate judgment and professional behavior at all times.
• All licensed employees will meet the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) Standards for Competent and Ethical Educators and District Standards for Performance.
This position follows the regular teacher work year and working conditions are governed by the collective bargaining agreement. This position includes a full health insurance stipend. TLCS is on a four-day school week. This is a permanent position.

Salary and benefits based on current TLEA salary schedule and collective bargaining agreement. For 2022-23, a 1.00 FTE salary ranges from $38,203 - $76,103.

Job performance will be evaluated in accordance with state law and the Board’s policy on evaluation of licensed employees.

• Complete online application through district website
Brittany Bottensek - or 541-925-3262 ext. 109
Pat Rufo, Business Manager – or 541-925-3262 ext. 104

Open until filled

Blachly School District #90 is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to meeting the full intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act.