Middle School Counselor

Geary County USD 475 • www.usd475.org

Classification:                         Certified
Division/Department:             Middle School
Job Category:                          Counselor
FLSA:                                     Exempt
                                   
Title:                                       Middle School Guidance Counselor
 
Qualifications:                        *Currently hold or be eligible for Kansas certification as school counselor 6-12
                                                *A minimum of three years of successful teaching experience, preferably at the high school level
                                                *A strong personal commitment to promote the effective schools program
                                                *A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, administration, and parents
                                                *A demonstrated knowledge of effective guidance techniques
 
Reports To:                             Building Principal
                                               
BASIC FUNCTION/PURPOSE
            To intervene in and assist students in learning communication skills and problem-solving techniques necessary to avoid future crises; to serve as liaison between student, teacher, parent, administrator; to organize and arrange special programs for student growth and enrichment; and to assist students with future educational and vocational plans.
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
            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.         
 
              The employee performing the duties of this position is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, hear, bend, stoop, and reach.  The employee may be occasionally required to manually lift, move, or carry up to 50 pounds.  The employee is required to interact with staff and meet the demands of several different people.  The employee is responsible for the work output of others.  The employee occasionally works extended hours.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
 
CRITICAL SKILLS

  1. Ability to maintain regular and good work attendance and come to work on time.
  2. Ability to work constructively and cooperatively with others.
  3. Ability to respond to information requests in a courteous, timely and helpful manner.
  4. Ability to manage job responsibilities while meeting established deadlines.
  5. Ability to access, input, and retrieves information from a computer.
  6. Ability to maintain confidentiality of student and staff information.

 
           
 
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Counsel students with interpersonal social adjustment problems
  2. Counsel students with academic or attendance problems
  3. Conduct group counseling and classroom guidance
  4. Serve as liaison: student, teacher, parent administrator, and community
  5. Identify students with special needs and suggest alternatives to meet those needs
  6. Assist students in orientation, course selection, and setting up programs of study
  7. Conduct testing and interpret results to help students understand their aptitudes, abilities, and achievement
  8. Assist students with their plans for post high school education or vocational choices
  9. Maintain student record files
  10. Perform other duties as assigned by the principal

 
Term of Employment:            Teacher Contract + 10 additional duty days
 
Salary Range:                         Determined by placement on teacher salary schedule.
 
Evaluation Frequency:            Job performance will be evaluated a minimum of 1 time per year.
 
Updated 10-12-18
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Director of Human Resources, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Director of Exceptional Student Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000
 
 
 




Geary County USD 475

Benefits Information

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of KS Delta Dental Group Employee Term Life Insurance Supplemental Employee & Dependent Term Life Insurance Group Short Term Disability Group Vision Insurance Individual Cancer Plan Medical Reimbursement Spending Account Dependent Care Flex Spending Account Tax Sheltered Annuities KPERS Retirement 10 days leave Professional Development moves you up on pay schedule.

Employer Information

Nestled in the heart of the Flint Hills, USD 475 Geary County Schools serves the communities of Junction City, Fort Riley, Milford, and Grandview Plaza with 12 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 6-A academy-structured Talent Development High School, as well as a center for Innovative Studies, an 8th Grade Magnet Program, and early childhood programs.   We offer outstanding professional development opportunities, access to state-of-the-art technology in every classroom, and a competitive salary package in a community with a variety of outdoor activities as well as theater, art exhibits, and hometown family-oriented events. 

We invite you to find out more about our district by viewing this YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yw99Q9HleI

Positions available in all areas, at all levels.  Base salary beginning at $43,860, recruitment pay of $750, and year-two retention pay of $1000 being offered to all certified employees.  Come join us at Geary County, USD 475. 

We invite you to apply at https://www.applitrack.com/usd475/onlineapp/default.aspx#475WebsiteHomepage

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Personnel Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Special Education, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000

 

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Job Contact Address

123 North Eisenhower Dr.
Junction City, KS 66441

Job Start Date

August-1-2024

Applications Due By

April-1-2024

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