School Counselor - (Battle High School) - #196666

Columbia Public Schools

Date: 06/08/2022 07:30 AM

City: Columbia, Missouri

Salary: $40,250 - $61,019 / year

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

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Position Title

School Counselor – High School, 2022-23

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Teacher Salary Schedule / I - III

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This position is responsible for providing crises and developmental counseling programs to meet the personal, social, academic, and career needs of secondary students of the district.


    Implements the Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Program, which includes the four components of the Comprehensive Guidance Program: Curriculum, Responsive Services, Individual Planning and Systems Support.

    Works with Secondary Guidance Coordinator in establishing program goals.

    Assists students in becoming better adjusted to school.

    Assists students with the development of positive self-concepts.

    Provides individual and small group counseling for students regarding academic, career planning, emotional, personal and/or social problems.

    Consults with teachers, parents and administration about student needs.

    Works with parent groups in order to assist them in improving their parental skills and serve as discussion leader for other topics of interest.

    Conducts in-service training for specific school staff to assist the staff in understanding special needs of students.

    Assists with school-wide programs which benefit children’s academic emotional and social success in school.

    Coordinates mental health services and community support for students and families.

    Performs other duties as necessary to support the mission and vision of Columbia Public School District.


All employees of the District are expected to adhere to the policies and regulations of the Board of Education, maintain appropriate certification and competencies necessary for the position, and demonstrate the values of the district at all times. For information on polices, regulations and values, visit


Reports To: Building Principal and Coordinator of Secondary Guidance

Supervises: None


Minimum: Master's degree in Counseling Psychology; Missouri certification in the area of K-12 or 7-12 (secondary) Guidance and Counseling.

Preferred: Two years of successful experience as a classroom teacher preferred.

Ideal candidate will have a professional and friendly demeanor with a demonstrated ability to work well with a variety of individuals in a fast-paced environment.

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, skills and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Language: Read, analyze and interpret professional journals, Board policy, administrative procedures, and forms; Complete forms, write reports and engage in written correspondence with parents; present information effectively and respond to questions; Speak to students and parents in groups of various sizes, as well as engage in one-on-one communication; Demonstrate excellent listening and non-verbal communication skills.

Computation: Work with mathematical concepts, such as probability and statistical inference; Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning: Solve a variety of problems in many different situations; Interpret instructions presented in written, oral, diagram or schedule form; Apply knowledge of current educational theory and instructional techniques while presenting subject matter to students; Demonstrate executive functions such as planning, organizing, remembering, and regulating information and behavior as they pertain to student performance and achievement.

Other Skills and Abilities: Identify needs and abilities of individual students and adapt methods accordingly; Establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers and parents; Perform multiple tasks simultaneously; Maintain confidentiality of student information.

Technology: Perform basic computer functions such as word processing and internet use; Use district software for finding student information; Utilize smart boards, projectors and other instructional technology provided by the district.

Physical Demands: An individual who holds this position must have the ability to: Speak and hear in an environment where numerous conversations and activities may be taking place simultaneously, move around the classroom to interact with and manage students/groups of students, and read handwritten or printed material.

Attendance: Consistent and regular attendance is an essential function of this position.

Conditions and Environment: The individual who holds this position will regularly work in a school environment that is noisy and active. Occasionally the individual will be required to work outdoors for short periods of time to perform such tasks as loading and unloading students from district transportation.

Prospective and current employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact human resources to discuss reasonable accommodations to perform the essential job functions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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