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Elementary School Counselor

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Summary Information:
Employer: Aspen School District
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Counselor
School / Org: Aspen School District
Location Aspen, Colorado
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN
Posting Date: 2 January 2018
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Aspen School District is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Elementary School Counselor (One-Year Position)

Location: Aspen School District

Job Description: Aspen Elementary School seeks a school counselor to begin duties in November 2017 and ending June 2018.

Purpose: The Elementary School Counselor enhances student achievement by providing individual student services, responsive services, and system support in the areas of social/emotional growth, academics, and post-secondary career readiness. Knowledge and experience demonstrating school counseling program components required by the ASCA National Standards are necessary.

Requirements: Candidates must possess or be eligible to obtain within the first 3 months of hire an initial or professional Colorado Special Services License with an endorsement in school counseling.

Principle Responsibilities:
Successful candidates will be able to support the Aspen Elementary School counseling program and school community in the areas of:

- Social Emotional Learning
- Academic skills support
- Education in understanding self and others
- Coping strategies
- Peer relationships and effective social skills
- Communication, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution
- Substance abuse education in collaboration with the AES Wellness classes and outside agencies
- Multicultural/diversity awareness
- Individual and small group counseling
- Individual/family/school crisis intervention
- Referrals and collaboration with outside agencies that support our students
- Professional development
- Responsible technology use for emerging adolescents
- Collaboration using a Multiple Tiers of Support System (MTSS) with a team of administrators, teachers, and support staff

Essential Duties:
- Implement and support individual and grade-level programming to support social/emotional development of students
- Integrate evidence-based practices and research findings into counseling services
- Interpret and use data to improve student achievement
- Help students gain an understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
- Support and/or establish safe, inclusive and respectful learning environments for a diverse population of students
- Transition planning for current and new students
- Work collaboratively with the Assistant Principal in the areas of scheduling and assessment coordination for optimal student support and success
- Demonstrate leadership in advocating for students and exhibiting high ethical standards
- Be a contributing member of the Special Populations team
- Facilitate the AES peer tutoring program
- Consultation and support for parents and teachers in the areas of adolescent development and problem solving
- Creatively support the school’s mission of developing the whole child: mind, body and spirit
- Have a strong desire to extend learning experiences beyond the classroom, including participation in the elementary school outdoor education program

General Expectations:
- Manage oneself (be organized, prepared and punctual; manage resources; meet deadlines; follow through on commitments; demonstrate appropriate physical appearance relative to job and environmental expectations) in a manner that enhances the school community;
- Act in ways that directly support the missions of Aspen Elementary School and the Aspen School District on a consistent basis
- Learn and grow as a professional
- Use clear verbal and written communication and active listening skills
- Develop and maintain rapport and effective relationships with adolescents and adults contacted in carrying out duties and responsibilities by using courtesy, diplomacy, collaboration, cooperation, and professional conduct;
- Contribute to the goals and success of all teams and team members through collaboration, cooperation, and flexibility in team discussions, activities, and decision-making;
- Maintain high ethical standards, legal responsibilities, and confidentiality.

Working Environment: The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling, some stooping kneeling, sitting, and walking. The job is performed in a generally clean and comfortable environment.

Primary Location: Aspen Elementary School

Salary Information: $41,500.00 - $51,000.00 / Salary

Shift Type: Full-Time

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