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2019-2020 SY: Middle School Counselor at SFPS

at Santa Fe Public Schools

Posted: 10/13/2019
Job Reference #: 2930

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Openings as of 10/23/2019

  • 2019-2020 SY: Middle School Counselor at SFPS JobID: 2930
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    Job Description:

    Develops and implements data-driven comprehensive school counseling & guidance program, reflecting SFPS District and school site mission and goals. Provides academic, career and personal/social guidance and counseling to elementary, middle and high school students, appropriately integrating the ASCA (American School Counselor Association) National Model.

    Provides classroom guidance lessons that align with the ASCA National Standards, including wellness topics and issues related to student success and achievement. Per SFPS policies and procedures, refers students, as needed, to district and community resources in consultation with their parents/guardians.


    Implements elementary, middle or high school counseling and guidance programs. Delivers structured developmental grade-level guidance curriculum that aligns with the ASCA National Standards, in collaboration with teaching staff. Provides data-driven interventions and strategies for student academic, career and personal/social needs.

    Provides academic guidance to elementary, middle or high school students. Actively supports school goals regarding student achievement and progress toward successful completion of educational program. Assists in student transition to middle school. Utilizes test result in academic guidance. Uses data and technology to develop strategies to close the achievement gap. Calculates student progress toward successful completion of educational program. Supports competency and aptitude testing. Interprets test information for students and parents. Utilizes test results in academic guidance. Uses data and technology to develop strategies to close the achievement gap.

    Provides career guidance to elementary, middle or high school students. Develops and implements grade-level career interest/life planning/college awareness activities.

    Provides personal and social support to students and parents. Provides short-term individual counseling, which is non-therapeutic, solution-focused and problem-solving in nature. Facilitates appropriate referrals to community mental health agencies and support services. Develops and conducts groups supporting student skill development, based on topics of assessed need. Maintains a list of current area resources, and networks with agency professionals. Participates in Wellness Team and Crisis/Safety Team. Supports district and campus procedures for policy enforcement on substance use and violence, by doing follow-up processing; including referrals to Teen Court. Serves on school and community committees addressing the needs of youth.

    Provides system support to District personnel. Assists with problem solving on student needs. May attend parent/teacher conferences. Reviews student cumulative files when needed. Attends relevant IEP, SAT, RTI, 504 meetings. Available for staff training on: student referral process; school counseling program and support services.

    Ethics. Complies with ASCA (American School Counselor Association) Code of Ethics. Upholds and enforces Santa Fe Public Schools Code of Conduct, administrative directives and regulations, school board policies, and local, state and federal regulations. Maintains appropriate confidentiality. Consults with district personnel, including Counseling Coordinator, when necessary. Models and encourages awareness and respect for the cultural diversity of students, families and staff.

    Accountability. Meets district requirements for data driven decision making and accountability. Submits relevant data, action plans and results reports to Principal and Counseling Coordinator in a timely manner. Maintains a planning calendar for school counseling program activities. Evaluates and revises the school site counseling and guidance program based on the ASCA National Model.

    Actively participates in, and responsible for own professional growth. Maintains current New Mexico School Counselor license and professional membership in the American School Counselor Association or New Mexico School Counselor Association. Attends district training workshops. Remains current regarding professional school counseling issues.

    Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Required Qualifications:

    Master's Degree in Counseling with 15 graduate hours in School Counseling. Current School Counselor License from the New Mexico Public Education Department. Working Knowledge of ASCA National Model.

    Preferred: Previous experience working with the ASCA National Model. Ability to speak Spanish is highly desirable.

    Application Process: Apply online at