School Counselor | School Counselor | John Marshall High School | Closing: Until Filled


WORK DAY/YEAR: Full-time, 1.0 (LTS) School Counselor position; from approximately January 27, 2023 – March 10, 2023
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REPORTS TO:  Building Principal and Special Education Director

SALARY: Based on level of education and full years of licensed teaching experience.
Click link below to review the 2021-2023 REA Contract containing salary schedule.

BENEFITS:  Benefits available for teaching positions .5 HTE (Half Time Employment) and higher.
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A valid license in School Counseling (K-12) issued by the Minnesota Department of Education.
Prior successful experience in urban, multicultural education desirable.
Demonstrates continued professional development through course work, research, peer collaboration, and/or job-embedded staff development.
Working knowledge of the subject matter, classroom management techniques, current researched best practices and strategies, as well as students’ learning styles and needs, both academic and affective.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work effectively with students and families from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with school staff.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of representatives in public and private organizations who partner with schools to support student academic, personal/social and career needs.
  • Strong leadership, organizational and communication skills.
  • Technology skills that support tracking student progress and data driven programming.
  • Knowledge of the reporting procedures relative to the maltreatment of minors
  • Knowledge of the roles & services offered by support agencies
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Specific Attitudes & Beliefs of School Counselors according to the American School Counselor Association

  • Every student can learn, and every student can succeed
  • Every student should have access to and opportunity for a high-quality education
  • Every student should graduate from high school prepared for employment or college and other postsecondary education
  • Effective school counseling is a collaborative process involving school counselors, students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community
  • School counselors can and should be leaders in the school and district
  • The effectiveness of school counseling programs should be measurable using process, perception and results data
  • School counseling programs promote and support academic achievement, personal and social development and career planning for every student
  • School counselors engage in developmental counseling and short-term responsive counseling
  • School counselors should refer students to district or community resources to meet more extensive therapeutic needs
  • Management of a school counseling program must be done in collaboration with administrators.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide direct support to students, families, and school staff through:
    • Direct Classroom & Individual Instruction- providing students with the knowledge, attitudes and skills to help make students college and career ready at their developmental level
    • Individual Student Planning & Scheduling– systematic activities and interventions to assist students in building skills for success
    • Responsive Services – activities and interventions designed to meet students’ immediate needs or concerns. May include individual counseling, group counseling, crisis counseling and/or mental health supports
  • System Support
    • Consult and Collaborate with families, teachers and community
    • Support family involvement
    • Support school improvement
    • Gather and interpret data
    • Create and promote interventions for students (i.e. PBIS and Student/Teacher Assistance Teams)
    • Provide referrals for additional services
    • Support testing/assessments at the site
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Commitment to Equity:
Rochester Public Schools is committed to diversifying its workforce to better reflect the community we serve.  We believe the practices used in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, supporting, and promoting staff must include and honor, at every level, those who represent the diverse identities of our schools and community.

Common and Shared Accountabilities for All Positions 
Employees of the Rochester Public School District #535 are expected to support the goals, model and promote an environment that is respectful for all, and work collaboratively with other staff to focus on the needs of the learner. A quality, customer focus that conveys a welcome attitude, an adaptability to change, and a desire for continuous improvement is also expected of all employees. In addition, staff are to respect confidential matters, encourage a safe and secure environment throughout the schools, and be dependable and accountable employees.

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