Instructional Support School Counselor
POSITION: SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR
LOCATION: PLATTE CANYON HIGH SCHOOL
SCHEDULE: Board approved 2021-2022 academic calendar. Starts August 2, 2021 – 200 days
SALARY: Per Board approved 2020-2021 Licensed salary schedule.
Initial placement on salary schedule is based upon highest degree earned, college credits earned after highest degree earned, and up to 10 years previous experience in related field.
Annual pay is divided equally by 12 months and paid monthly on the last business day of the month.
BENEFITS: Eligible for PERA Retirement Plan
Sick/Personal days earned at 1 day for every 20 days worked
Licensed Emergency Leave Bank
Full-Time employees are eligible for the District Benefit Package (Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance)
Free employee access to District indoor swimming pool, workout area, and District property that offers hiking, mountain cycling, and a disc golf course
Employee Bonus Program
The Platte Canyon School District is committed to creating meaningful and engaging learning opportunities so that all of our students are well-prepared for post-secondary success, as well as positive contributions to their chosen communities. Our student-centered approach to education includes high expectations for student achievement and growth, as well as strong physical development and social-emotional well-being. The District serves the mountain communities of Bailey, Pine Junction, Shawnee, and Grant.
Platte Canyon High School offers a small school setting with roughly 260 students nestled in the beautiful Platte Canyon just outside of Bailey, Colorado. Recently, Platte Canyon High School is consistently ranked in the top 15% of all public high schools in Colorado by The US News and World Report. PCHS provides an academically rigorous environment and our staff members excel in providing personalized instruction for all students. Our mountain community location provides a unique setting in which students can explore educational resources such as the North Fork of the South Platte River, as well as our outdoor classroom that is nestled at the edge of the Pike National Forest.
- Quality preparation in the area of school counseling.
- At least 3 years of successful experience in counseling,
- Minimum 3 years classroom teaching experience.
- Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in counseling studies.
- Required Colorado license through the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) with appropriate endorsement in Special Services.
- Must be considered highly qualified by CDE professional standards.
- CPR and First Aid certification.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Counselor assists students to understand themselves, to achieve to their capacity, and to make appropriate decisions through personal, educational, and guidance services in the following manner:
- Demonstrates a knowledge of and skill in the techniques of counseling.
- Assists students in becoming self-actualized and able to solve problems, make sound decisions, and accept responsibility for their decisions and the resultant consequences.
- Assists students in developing the skills in interpersonal relationships which will enable them to better relate to family, school peers, school adults and to society in general.
- Demonstrates vitality and enthusiasm (e.g. displays enthusiasm and vitality for counseling tasks).
- Assists students in dealing with personal social problems through individual and group counseling or through referral; also provides students and/or parents with appropriate information concerning special programs and/or referral agencies.
- Assists students in assessing their own strengths and weaknesses through providing appropriate appraisal information.
- Works to discover and develop special abilities of students’ and to resolve stduents’ individual educational needs.
- Demonstrates effective relations with students (e.g. displays warmth and understanding student viewpoints)
- Demonstrates effective staff relations with school staff (e.g. relates easily to other members of staff and is prepared to work in cooperation with others).
- Shows a willingness to accept leadership responsibilities (e.g. accepts assigned responsibilities, and shows preparedness to take initiative).
- Assist administrators, students, teachers and parents by implementing comprehensive developmental counseling programs designed to help students develop their educational, social, career, and personal strengths and to become responsible and produce citizens.
- Responsible for student records and maintaining confidentiality of those records.
- Demonstrates clear and effective communication with the Board, administrators, faculty, staff, students, parents and the public in general.
- Adheres to Board policy and regulations.
- Serves as a positive liaison between the school and community (e.g. public relations).
- Supports student activities (e.g. promotes school spirit through attendance at events).
- Demonstrates ability to get results through teamwork.
- Demonstrates promptness in arrival at school, meetings and events.
- Participates in the writing of personal goals and objectives which demonstrate the ability to grow and develop professionally.
- Sets a positive example for students by showing good judgment in personal grooming, dress and demeanor.
- Coordinates and is responsible for all state and district mandated testing for the high school, including AP exams.
- Serves as the site assessment coordinator.
- Responsible for creating Four Year Academic (ICAP) Plans for all incoming Freshmen.
- Responsible for the creation of school schedule for upcoming year.
- Responsible for creating students schedules for the new year.
- Oversight of Career Center.
Application Procedure – apply online at www.plattecanyonschools.org
In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Colorado law, the Platte Canyon School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex (which includes marital status), sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status in admissions or access to its programs and services, or employment in the educational programs or activities which it operates.
Complaint procedures for Title IX and Section 504 have been established for students, parents and employees. Compliance Officers have been assigned to coordinate compliance activities for the District. Written complaints of alleged discrimination should be addressed to one of the following individuals at the Platte Canyon School District, 57393 U.S. Highway 285, Bailey, Colorado 80421.
For employment-related complaints: