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School Counselor, Elementary

Company: Denver Public Schools
Location: Denver
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Far Northeast

Innovation 186 work days per year

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: See DCTA Teacher Salary Schedule at

Essential Functions and Objectives:

* The Elementary School Counselor promotes and enhances the learning process for students through an integration of academic, personal/social, and career development. Contributes to and/or manages the School Counseling Program using the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model. Delivers counseling services through classroom guidance lessons, small groups, and individual counseling. Analyzes data and uses results to inform stakeholders and continuously improve programs. Assists with transitions, particularly ECE to K, K to 1st grade, and 5th to 6th grade.
* Counsels students to encourage and support student achievement in all ASCA domains (personal/social, academic, and career-readiness); counsels students regarding educational issues such as course and program selection, school adjustment, study habits, attendance and college and career readiness planning; and counsels individuals to help them understand and overcome personal, social, or behavioral problems affecting their educational or vocational situations
* Creates and updates accurate and complete student records as required by laws, District policies, and administrative regulations
* Observes and evaluate student performance, behavior, social development, and physical health and confers with parents/guardians, teachers, other counselors, and administrators to resolve student issues; identifies cases involving domestic abuse or other family problems affecting student development; and provides crisis intervention to students when difficult situations occur at schools
* Meets with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and resource needs
* Prepares students for later educational experiences by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks
* Encourages students or parents to seek additional assistance from mental health professionals when necessary
* Advises teachers and other school personnel on methods to enhance school and classroom atmosphere to provide motivating educational environment

Knowledge, Experience, Other Qualifications:

* Must possess a valid Colorado Department of Education Special Service Provider License - School Counselor. Previous Elementary school counseling experience preferred.
* Required Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
* Required Effective time management, critical thinking, problem-solving, and organizational skills
* Required Effective verbal and written communication skills
* Required Strong attention to detail
* Required Effectively handles multiple demands and competing deadlines
* Required The ability to take responsibility for ones own performance
* Required Works collaboratively with others on a team
* Required Ability to adapt to a changing work environment with a positive attitude and problem solving approach
* Required Ability to remain calm in an emergency situation
* Required Demonstrates respect for children, teenagers, and adults
* Preferred Bilingual in Spanish or another language preferred and may be required for some positions

Skill Requirements:

* Counselor - Degree
* Counselor - Endorsement
* Counselor, K-12 - Hr
* Counselor - National Board
* Counselor - Place/Praxis

Credential Requirements:

* Special Service Initial License
* Special Service Professional License

Education Requirements:

* Masters degree in school counseling, psychology or related field.

About Denver Public Schools:

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.

DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the statein terms of student academic growth. Learn more at

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

Keywords: Denver Public Schools, Denver , School Counselor, Elementary, Other , Denver, Colorado

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