Cedar Rapids Community School District
Middle School Teaching
Wilson Middle School
2019-2020 School Year
ENDORSEMENTS: Counselor K-8 or Counselor 5-12
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential duties must be performed on site. Other duties or tasks may be assigned.
Develops and implements programming associated with counseling to be delivered in a classroom setting.
Supports and implements the district curriculum, standards and benchmarks.
Assists school staff with strategies to support and meet students’ needs and achievement of academic goals.
Provides active communication and positive relationships with parents and community members.
Assists in planning and delivery of social/emotional/behavioral school-wide programming.
Assists and collaborates with the principal, school counselor, staff, parents and students on matters pertaining to school.
Assists in planning and delivery of continuous improvement process
Knowledge and willingness to work together for student scheduling and master schedule building throughout the year and for future years.
Works with students in small groups as bullying issues arise
Has experience in conflict resolution
Teach organizational “tools” to students, as needed
Provides active communication and positive relationships with parents and community members
Assists in planning and delivery of social/emotional behavioral school-wide programming
Enthusiastically involved with Child Study teams and implementations of 504 plays, when deemed necessary
Ability to write 504 plans
Maintains appropriate records and protects the confidentiality of data.
Meets the 8 Iowa Teaching Standards and 42 criteria on a consistent basis.
Assists in the orchestration of four-year plans, ninth grade registration, and “I Have a Plan Iowa”
Focus on Iowa Assessment administration and analyzing results upon return to the building
Reports to work as scheduled on a regular and reliable basis.
Potential “Team Facilitator” or team leader
Keep records on the Student Support Plan
Enter and update log entries in POWERSCHOOL
Demonstrate understanding of POWERSCHOOL, data, i.e., input, updates, location of data, find grades, and issue passwords as requested
Take part in training for IHaveAPlanIowa.gov (teach 8th graders how to access, complete, and use their information
Support staff members with behavior management and homework completion issues
Work with Attendance Secretary and monitor excessive absences via phone calls, home visits, and attendance hearings
Reports to work as scheduled on a regular and reliable basis
Other duties as assigned.
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 accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Master’s in Counseling degree required.
Experience as counselor or in classroom teaching in middle school preferred. In addition, the specific skills/educational qualifications for this include:
Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and implement ideas contained in technical documents, assessment data, professional journals and regulations. Ability to effectively write reports and communications to students, colleagues, parents and staff. Ability to effectively present information orally and respond to questions from administrators, teachers, staff and students. Ability to assist students in the areas of language and literacy.
Ability to perform basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, decimals and fractions. Ability to assist students in implementing these mathematical concepts.
Ability to solve problems effectively. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
Believes that all children can attain high levels of learning.
Takes responsibility for the learning of our children and his/her own performance.
Possesses the knowledge and skills to build effective educational experiences that benefit all children.
Applies the principles of continuous improvement through the use of quality tools and processes.
Functions as an effective member of the educational/school team.
Won’t shy from today’s educational challenges.
Utilizes effective interpersonal skills.
Has a track record of success.
Works with great integrity.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Iowa Teaching Certification with an endorsement in counseling required.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Ability to apply knowledge of current research as it relates to the support of the Educational Goals of the District. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community. Ability to speak clearly and concisely both in oral and written communication. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle and/or feel objects, tools or controls; talk and hear. The employee frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and forward 0 -24 inches and on occasion up to 36 inches. The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp items. The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this job. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 0 – 12 feet and occasionally up to 20 feet, such as curriculum materials, desks, chairs, and boxes. The employee will sometimes push/pull items such as tables and carts. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus while supervising students and working with computers, written materials, reports, assessment data, etc.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made too enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. The position requires the commitment of professional working hours that may require the employee to extend beyond a typical 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. workday. The employee will frequently work in different areas of the classroom including in/at desks, on or near the floor, standing, in movement while supervising indoor and outdoor activities, etc. The employee will usually work in indoor temperatures but will work outdoors when supervising students outside of the classroom.
The information contained in this job description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
It is the policy of the Cedar Rapids Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, creed, age (employment only), marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic status (students/program only) in its educational programs and its employment practices.
The Cedar Rapids Community School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.
Federal law obligates an employer to provide reasonable accommodation(s) for the known disabilities of applicants, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship on the employer. If you or someone you know requires accommodation in the hiring process, contact the Executive Director of Human Resources, at 319-558-2421.
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