Job Title: Counseling Assistant Reports To:Counselor, Principal, or Designee Supervisory: X Employees Contract Workers Eligible for Overtime: Yes(yes or no) If no: Professional Executive Administrative Other Pay Type: ____ Salaried X Hourly Job Titles Supervised: None General Purpose: The counseling assistant provides support for the counseling department by maintaining records, gathering and processing data for reports and providing resources for parents and students that assist the student in developing the academic, postsecondary, social/emotional skills necessary to be a productive member of society. Essential Duties and Responsibilities The following statements regarding this non-exempt level position consist of duties, responsibilities, frequency, and percentages are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position. Actual duties, responsibilities, frequency, and percentages may vary depending upon location assignments and other factors. Essential Responsibilities Provides support for the school counseling department
  • Academic: Builds transcripts and schedules, maintains student records, academic plans and transcript progression, advises students based on individual interests and aptitudes
  • Career: Assists in post-secondary readiness by maintaining up to date information regarding military, college and trade school resources
  • Social/Emotional: Compiles resources for students and families and provides assistance in accessing social/emotional supports Major Duties All Domains
  • Provides support for counselors in implementing comprehensive school counseling program
  • Maintains student records by requesting, sending, receiving, filing, and sorting records.
  • Assists counselors in collecting evaluative data to ensure a successful counseling program which links the school counseling program to student academic progress.
  • Gathers information and prepares reports regarding counseling programming and student success.
  • Tracks student contact in MTSS log
  • Maintains a working knowledge of counseling programs, services and opportunities available to students to effectively communicate to all stakeholders. Academic
  • Conducts academic advisement meetings to support students in successful completion of high school course requirements.
  • Utilizes data from the student ICAP and assessments to create schedules and facilitate schedule changes.
  • Maintains tracking system to ensure ICAP completion
  • Collaborates with department to develop tools to track student progress and graduation progression and schedules quarterly counseling appointments to assess student progress and adjust graduation plans accordingly.
  • Gathers, maintains, and processes transcripts for all students, completing audits as necessary.
  • Identifies at-risk students and track student progress towards graduation through transcript audits.
  • Participates with regional teams to plan and coordinate graduation ceremonies. Career
  • Develops and maintains database with information regarding college, military and post-secondary opportunities
  • Assists with concurrent enrollment, workplace learning and trade school students including registration, documentation and progress monitoring.
  • Conducts planning and advisement Success Plan meetings to determine student’s post-secondary Thrive Path (military, career, or college).
  • Provides support for exposure to career and college enrichment activities Social/Emotional
  • Provides appropriate resources for students in crisis including referrals to school counselor, school social worker, or outside support agencies.
  • Assists counselors in maintaining and following up on referrals to in school and outside counseling agencies and support agencies.
  • Collaborates with region’s social work team to support the social/emotional wellbeing of all students.
  • Supports counselor in identifying students for groups and lessons based on student needs Minimum Requirements: Education:
  • Able to meet paraprofessional requirements as defined by the Colorado Department of Education, specifically:
  • Possess a high school diploma or its equivalent (e.g., the GED); AND
  • Demonstrate subject matter competency by:
  • Earning an Associate (or higher) degree; OR
  • Completing at least two years (48 credit hours) of study at an institution of higher education Experience:
  • Two years of experience working in a secondary school or school system
  • Two years of experience working with at risk youth preferred Or other background demonstrating application of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time-management, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledgeable and comfortable working with technology. ?Able to competently and persistently apply problem solving skills towards technology issues. ?
  • Ability to serve on student-centered teams and participate in a collaborative decision making process
  • Well-versed in conflict resolution skills. ?Ability to mediate conflicts (e.g., between students, staff, parents, or community members) while promoting the core values of GOAL effectively among all stakeholders.
  • Understands the benefits of continuous learning and takes personal responsibility for professional development.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality with regard to students and families.
  • Willingness to travel regionally as required.
  • Understands the benefits of continuous learning and takes personal responsibility for professional development.
  • Ethical, honest, and good-humored.
  • Strong work ethic to achieve both school and personal goals. Physical Demands and Work Environment: This position typically involves working from a temperature controlled office/classroom. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk; hear; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. " />
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    Counseling Assistant-Northern Region-Loveland/Longmont
    Job Description
    Primary Location Loveland
    Salary Range $25,000.00 - $30,000.00 / Per Year
    Shift Type Full-Time