Minatare Public Schools PK-12 School Counselor

Minatare Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for a PK-12 District School Counselor for the 2022 – 2023 school year. 

Essential Function:

·  Identifies and develops activities and programs for the purpose of meeting the needs of students in each individual school.

· Provides individual and small group counseling for the purpose of meeting individual student needs.

· Coordinates and/or delivers a developmental comprehensive guidance curriculum for the purpose of supporting the academic, personal, social and career development of all students.

· Collects, interprets, and analyzes student related data for the purpose of program development, individual student planning and career development.

· Implements developmentally appropriate prevention programs and activities for the purpose of meeting students’ needs and supporting school and district goals.

· Acts as a referral resource and consultant to teachers, families and community agencies for the purpose of enhancing students’ success in school.

· Collaborates with educators, parents, and agencies to assist students with educational planning for the purpose of ensuring students’ academic success.

· Develops, coordinates, and implements programs and activities for the purpose of assisting students in the successful transitions from school to school and/or other related programs (preschool to elementary, elementary to middle school, middle school to high school and high school to career, training, or educational programs).

· Provides information, feedback and recommendations to staff, parents, and/or students for the purpose of class placement, course selection and/or the meeting of graduation requirements.

· Provides activities and programs for the purpose of career awareness, exploration and preparation.

· Participates in one or more of the following programs, committees, and/or organizations for the purpose of providing system supports:

· Advisory committees at the district and/or school level

· School improvement planning

· School and/or district level critical incidents response team.

· Will participate in the following assessments for the purpose of test coordination and support: NSCAS Growth; NWEA Growth; NAEP; ELPA 21; and ACT.

· May serve in one or more of the following roles: 504 Coordinator, Case Manager and/or Team Member; Scholarship Coordinator; Special Education Team Member; Student Assistant Team Member; MTSS Team Member; PBiS Team Member for the purpose of providing student support; and other duties as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge, Ability, and Responsibility

SKILLS: Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicate effectively in written and oral form; collaborate with and make recommendations to students, parents and school personnel; collaborate with, administer and interpret assessment instruments; operate standard office equipment including pertinent computer software; and prepare and maintain accurate records.

KNOWLEDGE: Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include, but are not limited to: understanding the developmental, learning, social justice, and multi-culturalism counseling theories as well as career counseling theories; knowledge of data-driven school counseling practices; knowledge of consultation and of the coordination of school resources in student advocacy; an understanding of federal, state, municipal and school laws and regulations; knowledge of the continuum of mental health services, including prevention and intervention strategies; and skills to understand and evaluate ethical dilemmas involving school counseling services.

ABILITY: Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to ever-changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; working as part of a team;

RESPONSIBILITY:  Specific responsibility-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the function of the job include: advocacy, counseling/coordinating, use of data/assessments; working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating with others; and operating within a defined budget.

Minatare Elementary School is a Class D-2 school with small class sizes.  The district has also approved a 4-day week calendar.  Students will attend Monday-Thursday, with Fridays being used as either professional development time for staff or district scheduled leave time. Coaching opportunities are available but not required.


Please email MPS Certified Application, letter of interest, resume, and three letters of recommendation to