Madison Elementary District

School Counselor 2021-2022 SY Madison Simis (Grant Funded, Year to Year) (2388)

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TitleSchool Counselor 2021-2022 SY Madison Simis (Grant Funded, Year to Year)
Posting ID2388

Madison School District 


Position Title: School Counselor - Grant Funded, Year to Year

Length of Work Yr: 9 months

Salary Range: Certified Other Salary Range

Placement based on education and experience

Department: Student Services

Reports To: Director for Student Services 


To promote student success, provide preventative services and respond to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive school-based counseling program that addresses academic and positive personal/social development of students.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   Other duties may be assigned.

Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following:


  • Provide individual and group counseling to meet the developmental, preventive, and remedial needs of students
  • Assist all students, individually or in groups, in developing academic and personal/social skills, goals and plans
  • Use appropriate counseling processes and techniques for individual and group counseling sessions
  • Follow up individual and group counseling to monitor student progress
  • Use appropriate assessment and diagnostic procedures for determining and structuring individual and group counseling services
  • Provide and support prevention programs including violence prevention, conflict resolution, anti-bullying strategies, peer mediation, and character education
  • Measure results of the comprehensive school counseling program and activities and share results with relevant stakeholders
  • Assist administrator with investigating and assigning consequences for conduct referrals, incident reports and disruptive behavior
  • Monitor student academic performance, behavior, and attendance and assists with appropriate interventions
  • Consult and collaborate effectively with parents/guardians regarding students identified concerns and needs
  • Serve as a liaison between school personnel and home for children with special circumstances and/or needs
  • Maintain records of counseling and protect the confidentiality of student records and student information
  • Accurately and appropriately interpret and utilize student data for shared decision making
  • Implement an effective referral and follow up process as needed
  • Monitor and case manage progress for targeted students
  • Participate on assessment teams and analyze data for decision making
  • Develop and coordinate 504 plans for identified students
  • Review Individualized Education Plans and ensure mandated timeframes for collaboration are followed
  • Utilize district data systems to collect and analyze data relative to attendance, behavior and achievement
  • Use available technology resources to enhance the school counseling program
  • Assist staff with strategies and methodologies to determine how to best meet the academic, social, emotional and developmentally appropriate needs of students
  • Collaborate, consult, and coordinate with community agencies and provide referrals on behalf of students and families
  • Serve on the Crisis Team and provide crisis management and intervention, when needed
  • Perform staff development and parent education and training as it relates to the school counseling program
  • Participate on Mandatory Reporting Team
  • Coordinate State Testing for the site and serve as a liaison between the teachers, administration and district assessment coordinator
  • Attend extra curricular school events to build relationships with students, parents, and community at large
  • Participate in professional development activities to improve knowledge, skills and support site-based training
  • Adhere to laws, policies, procedures and ethical standards of the school counseling profession
  • Perform all other duties or serve on district and site based committees as assigned by administrator


  • Master’s Degree in Education related field
  • AZ Counselor Certificate
  • AZ IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Three years exemplary teaching experience, preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership skills



Maintains valid certifications, fingerprint card and Appropriately Certified status.  Observes teacher calendar and all Madison School District policies. Salary to be determined yearly according to Governing Board approved range.



Performance will be evaluated by the Director for Student Services.



Supervises classroom employees, students and volunteers.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write simple correspondence in English. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence in English. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to speak effectively with other employees and/or students in English. Ability to present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, other employees and/or students in English. Ability to speak and present effectively before vendors, administration and staff. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, managers, employees, clients,  customers, and/or the general public. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to administrators, top management, public groups/community, and Governing Board. 


Ability to apply simple understanding to carry out detailed but basic written and/or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a variety of concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete.


OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:. Ability to work in a friendly manner and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the community. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and board policies.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk;


The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 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, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an indoor environment that may be dark or low light and include sounds/music at a high volume. 

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$42,804 - $69,423 / Per Year
LocationMadison Simis Elementary School

Applications Accepted

Start Date04/21/2021