Summary

Student Support Services-Licensed | Counselor | District Wide

Description

TYPE OF POSITION:
1. 0 F.T.E.
Hours may vary based on program needs
 
REPORTS TO:
Director of Student Services, Building Principals
 
SUPERVISION:
None
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Required

  • Current Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor License

 
Preferred

  • Experience working with students in a school setting
  • Experience with mental health counseling
  • Master’s Degree in Counseling, Education, or related field
  • Experience with Alcohol and Drug Counseling
  • School Counselor License with Minnesota Department of Education
  • Experience with students of a diverse background

 
POSITION SUMMARY:
This position will primarily work with high-risk youth and their families within the school dynamic while providing a wide variety of services, such as, individual sessions, group sessions, chemical health education, family support and guidance, triage coordination, prevention education, and staff support. This position will serve as an important member of our chemical health team for District 742, working as a team to ensure all sites are equipped with chemical health support.  
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Chemical Dependency Counseling

  • Develops and maintains therapeutic relationships with students serving as a role model by demonstrating positive, proactive and respectful communications
  • Provides one-on-one and group support, individualized interventions and crisis management
  • Implements a curriculum that addresses the needs of students, based on their treatment plans and in a culturally appropriate manner
  • Regularly and actively participates as a member of a multidisciplinary team providing consultation and services
  • Maintains accurate records relating to services provided to students
  • Provides education to students on substance use and coping skills
  • Works as a part of a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive services to students
  • Conducts comprehensive assessments and treatment plans
  • Supports s individualized treatment strategies and skills development is consistent with students needs and goals

 
Inservice and Professional Development

  • Provides in-service education to other school personnel to enhance their ability to promote healthy decision making around chemical health use and respond appropriately if chemical health concerns arise.
  • Participates in data retreats and leadership/intervention teams to respond to the needs of the students and set site improvement goals
  • Provides in-service education to other school personnel to enhance their ability to promote healthy functioning and respond appropriately to student difficulties
  • Participates, as necessary, in orientation sessions for new teachers and student teachers

 
Other duties as assigned
 
PHYSICAL FACTORS:

  • Frequent:  walking, standing, sitting, hearing, talking, and seeing 

 
All Employees of Saint Cloud School District 742 are responsible to support District goals, to work collaboratively and respectfully with diverse populations of staff, students and parents and to model and promote a welcoming working and learning environment.  Employees are expected to support and adapt to change and to demonstrate commitment to continuous performance improvement.  Employees are responsible to establish and maintain effective communication with students, teachers, support staff, colleagues and parents, respect confidential matters, encourage a safe and secure environment throughout the District, and to be dependable and accountable in the performance of their work.
 
It is the prerogative of the District to assign staff to best meet the needs of the District.