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Guidance Instructor Advisor
Brief Description of Position
Provide academic, personal and career counseling services to students; communicate with students, parents, and appropriate District staff regarding student progress; assist the Principal with administrative duties involving student conduct, curriculum development, school plant operations and evaluation of staff if applicable (Administrative Credential Required).
Major duties and Responsibilities
1.Develop and implement a guidance and academic counseling advisory program; communicate with students, parents and District staff regarding student progress; monitor students and make recommendations related to proper placement or actions.
2.Provide personal, crisis and social counseling services to students; conduct student conferences and refer students to appropriate agencies as needed; assist students with decision making, proper behaviors and goal-setting.
3.Provide college and career guidance to students; develop academic plans to prepare students in meeting college prerequisites; discuss interests and goals; prepare a variety of written recommendations to colleges, scholarships and special programs.
4.Establish, coordinate and maintain communication with community and parent groups; attend a variety of meetings and events to represent the school; develop correspondence, newsletters, or flyers to promote school activities and achievements.
5.Perform a variety of administrative functions including administering various tests and supervising campus activities.
6.Prepare and maintain a variety of lists, transcripts, profiles, cum folders, records and reports related to students.
7.Plan, organize, coordinate and participate in programs and activities related to a major high school function such as instruction or student discipline; enforce applicable state and district codes, policies and laws, administer district and school site discipline policies and safety programs.
8.Perform a variety of administrative duties to assist the Principal in managing the high school.
9.Develop and administer disciplinary procedures in accordance with district policies; confer with students, parents, teachers and community agencies; respond to and resolve parent, student and staff complaints; suspend or recommend expulsion of students as appropriate; attend expulsion hearings as needed.
10.Assist in after school and evening supervision as assigned.
11.Assist in pre-registration process at feeder schools.
12.Input pre-registrations codes.
13.Evaluation of staff, if applicable (Administrative Credential Required)
14.Other duties as assigned.
Experience and Education
Counseling and teaching experience.
Licenses and Other Requirements
Administrative Services Credential required; Pupil Personnel Services Credential desired.
Principles and procedures related to counseling programs and services. Graduation and college entrance requirements.
Child abuse reporting laws.
Testing and registration procedures.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of district students.
Oral and written communications skills.
Comprehensive organization, activities, goals and objectives of an assigned school.
School law administration and applicable sections of the State Education Code and other applicable laws.
Board and district policies, procedures and regulations.
Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training.
Provide counseling services to assigned students.
Communicate with parents, students and appropriate district staff regarding progress.
Perform a variety of administrative functions.
Identify student needs.
Prepare and maintain a variety of documents related to students.
Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Work confidentially with discretion.
Organize, coordinate and administer assigned programs and activities related to student discipline, attendance, curriculum and instruction at a high school or school of comparable size and complexity.
Assist the Principal with administrative duties involving student conduct, curriculum development and school plan operations as assigned.
Complete work with many interruptions.
Prepare and deliver oral presentations.
Ability to work with computer attendance program.
Ability to be flexible with student scheduling.
Ability to work with dissatisfied or abusive students, parents, and staff and work under high stress.
Office environment; constant interruptions; driving to off-site locations to conduct work.
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate office equipment; hearing and speaking to exchange information; lifting light objects; walking to supervise campus activities; bending at the waist to retrieve and store files.