Student Support Services | Guidance Counselor | Faribault Middle School | Available: 08/19/2024 | Closing: 04/16/24 or until filled


Job Title:  Full-Time (1.0 FTE) School Counselor

Job Description:   Full-Time (1.0 FTE) School Counselor at the Faribault Middle School.  This position commences with the 2024-25 school year on August 19, 2024.

Qualifications:  Responds to student needs with counseling, consultation & referral services.  Assists the Principal in setting schedules in response to students’ needs and desires.  Monitors student academic progress and communicates with parents on current achievements.  Works in collaboration with the Principal to develop and implement interventions designed to resolve academic performance and behavioral and/or discipline issues.  Provides advocacy for students and families experiencing crisis pertaining to chemical health and also homelessness.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Thorough knowledge of school guidance counseling principles, practices, and procedures; community agencies available to serve and assist students; testing materials and ability to communicate results to students; ability to conduct interviews and guidance sessions effectively and to analyze attitudes and problems objectively; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, parents, staff, and administration.

Licensure:  Master’s degree in school counseling, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  K-12 School Guidance Counselor License.  Licensure necessary for position:  Licensure by the State of Minnesota in K-12 School Guidance Counselor.

Faribault Public Schools provides a competitive salary commensurate with education and experience. Other benefits include:

  • Substantial personal and sick leave days
  • Fully paid single health insurance
  • Enticing retirement package
  • Our district educational positions qualify for the federal loan forgiveness program
  • Faribault Public Schools is a rural Pre-K through Adult School District located about 50 miles south of the Twin-Cities. The school district currently serves approximately 3,700 students in Faribault and our surrounding areas within our community of 23,000 citizens within the city limits. District sites include one early childhood center, three elementary schools K-5, one middle school 6-8, one high school 9-12, one area learning center 9-12, and one education center for adult education.

The historic community of Faribault offers adventure, fun, unique dining, history, shopping and entertainment. Once you arrive you will experience historic landmarks, cultural and artistic gathering places in downtown, 10 lakes within 10 miles with many resorts and campgrounds, 39 beautiful parks within the city, an outdoor aquatic center, miles of bike, walking, and snowmobile trails, great lodging and restaurants; enjoy year-round recreations such as biking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, fat tire biking and so much more.

Application Procedure:  Apply online at:

Application Deadline:  April 16, 2024 or until filled