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Requisition Number 20-0080
Post Date 4/6/2020
Title Counselor
City Flint
State MI
Description SUMMARY

The primary focus of the counselor/mental health professional will be to assist students whose emotional/social problems interfere with their ability to obtain maximum benefit from the educational program. The counselor may also act as a liaison between parents/guardians, school and public or private agencies responsible for student care and services in order to assist parents in taking advantage of services available in the school and community.


Provide a comprehensive guidance program for students in grades K-8, helping teachers improve classroom management and provide quality instruction to assist students in achieving high academic standards.

Provide activities to meet the needs of students.

Assists students in adjusting to crises/trauma.

Consult with teachers, staff, and parents to enhance their effectiveness in helping students.

Respond to the mental health needs of students.

Work with teachers and other staff to develop and implement targeted or school-wide programs to improve school functioning, school safety, and student mental health.

Assist students and their families to overcome personal problems or disabilities that affect students' academic achievement and relationships with peers, family members, and others.

Consult with teachers, staff, and parents regarding meeting the developmental needs of students.

Provide consultation to parents/guardians regarding family and community adjustment and utilization of community resources.

Establish effective liaison with all grade levels; act as an advocate for students, as appropriate, in conjunction with faculty or staff.

Conduct structured, goal-oriented counseling sessions to meet the identified needs of individuals or groups of students. Session topics at the elementary level may include self-awareness, self-identity, academic topics, behavior and peer problems, and family issues.
Participate in staff and conduct in-service programs for faculty; conduct and facilitate conferences with teachers, students and parents; conduct or provide opportunities for parent education programs and assist families with school-related challenges.

Maintain student records and protect their confidentiality.

Draft functional behavior assessment and behavior intervention plans to improve students’ outcomes.

Assists school teams in developing and carrying out crisis response plans.

Assist the school team in developing and implementing school-wide behavior intervention strategies.

Provide social skills training.

Other duties as assigned.


A degree in guidance and counseling, social work, school psychology, or a comparable program providing required knowledge of the principles of child development, counseling, guidance programs, and implementation of student support services.
State certification as a Guidance Counselor, Social Worker, School Psychologist, or equivalent.

K-12 school experience a plus.

Strong organizational skills needed to develop and implement programs in collaboration with other school personnel, and to ensure compliance.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Good interpersonal communications skills; must be flexible, able to work under pressure and stay on task.
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