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26 Apr 2024

Instructional Support Counselor

Moffat County School District
 Craig, Moffat County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Moffat County School District, headquartered in Craig, serves a county built on coal and sustained on culture. Four elementary schools—three of them in Craig—feed into one middle and one high school.

Moffat County School District (MCSD) serves about 2,000 students a year with roughly 500 of those students at the high school. We work hard to permeate our schools with a culture of growth and systems that strengthen and empower teachers to teach and learners to learn. At MCSD, we believe every student can learn, and we work to ensure their social-emotional and educational needs are met to give them the best opportunity to do so.

We’d love to have you join us in our unique corner of Colorado. An hour from world-class skiing, even closer to world-famous hunting, numerous rivers for fishing and rafting and surrounded by the best country you’ll find anywhere, it’s an outdoor lover’s dream.

Meet our people, learn why we love them, and consider what life might be like beside the steady, tranquil Yampa River. It’s kinder, it’s more peaceful, and it might be what you’ve been searching for all this time.

We are looking for motivated, caring, and enthusiastic teachers to fill Counseling positions at our schools.

*Salary:  Counselor salary is commensurate with education and teaching experience.  $42,600 – $65,113/year

Summary:  The goal of the High School Counselor is to help students succeed in school and in life.  The job of the High School counselor is to help provide an environment for each student that is conducive to success, and to help students deal with whatever might be getting in the way of their success.

Education and/or Experience:  Master of Arts degree in Counseling.  Preferred two years of successful full-time teaching experience. Minimum requirement – Bachelor’s degree(B.A.) from a four year college or university.  Flexible, works well with a team, dependable, loves kids, good classroom management, good people skills and communication.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Eligible or already in possession of a Colorado Special Service Provider License for School Counselor issued by the Colorado Department of Education.

Qualification Requirements:  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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Counsel groups or individual students who are referred by teachers, parents, administrators or community agencies.
  2. Talks to students who express academic or personal concerns.
  3. Serves as a member of the District Crisis Team and helps students in crisis situations.
  4. Provides conflict resolution.
  5. Consults with teachers, staff, and parents, and various community agencies regarding meeting the needs of students.
  6. Helps to identify students who are having difficulties or are at-risk students.
  7. Monitors student academic progress and attendance.
  8. Maintains student records.
  9. Works to prevent at-risk behaviors by coordinating various activities as well as providing appropriate guidance materials.
  10. Provides a positive learning environment through various reward programs.
  11. Represents school as a member of appropriate community organizations.

Benefits include: PERA retirement, health insurance, paid time off, short and long term disability, other optional benefit elections.

Additional information: *Salary/pay rate is determined based on qualifications and experience relevant to the job description requirements. Full pay range may be found on the appropriate salary schedule. Salary schedule link below.  Employees hired new into a position are rarely qualified to receive the maximum of the pay range shown on the salary schedule.


How to Apply

Moffat County School District uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online.  Apply online at or email your resume to

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.