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Itinerant Counselor - Rural Alaska

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Posted: 10/10/2019
Job Reference #: 8895_1644
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Openings as of 10/19/2019
Student Support Services

  • Itinerant Counselor - Rural Alaska JobID: 8895
  • Position Type:
    Student Support Services/Guidance Counselor

  • Date Posted:
    3/30/2018

  • Location:
    District Office - BSSD

  • District:
      Bering Strait School District -
  •   Additional Information:
    Itinerant Guidance Counselor
    Bering Strait School District has an opening for an Itinerant School Counselor at one or more schools in our district. We are beginning to do interviews by Skype, video conference and other means.

    We are a standards-based and data-driven district, and require progressive, flexible teachers who are supportive of a Response to Intervention (RTI) approach to instruction, and willing to implement related strategies.

    Being comfortable using technology to track student progress and to prepare documentation is a significant advantage. BSSD utilizes a comprehensive web database for tracking student progress called PowerSchool; technology is used for most day-to-day tasks. All classrooms are wirelessly connected to the Internet.

    Our district offers very competitive salaries, many strong opportunities for staff development, and an innovative professional climate. When it comes to unique living and work experiences, we have some of the best. Check our for details about our district, as well as video clips of our villages.

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    JOB DESCRIPTION

    TITLE: Counselor

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    1. Current Alaska Type T teaching certificate with guidance & counseling endorsement or Type C special services certificate in an approved counseling program
    2. Master's degree in guidance & counseling preferred
    3. Experience in teaching preferred
    4. Demonstrated ability to live, work and travel in a cross-cultural setting
    5. Computer literate

    GOAL: Provide professional counseling services to students in the Bering Strait School District. Increase the effectiveness of interventions school-wide

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    1. Provide a comprehensive developmental guidance program
    2. Participate in site peer helper and site advisor programs
    3. Administer and/or interpret student assessment instruments such as aptitude, ability or achievement testing
    4. Provide individual and small group counseling
    5. Apply crisis intervention strategies
    6. Offer programs, training and services on topics such as substance abuse, suicide prevention/intervention and physical/sexual abuse
    7. Assist students in post secondary planning and career education
    8. Refer students and parents to appropriate agencies for assistance
    9. Assist staff in the development/implementation of student management plans
    10. Administer senior follow-up study
    11. Communicate effectively with students, parents and all staff members
    12. Develop and locate materials needed to implement interventions/enrichments
    13. Model effective intervention and enrichments
    14. Keep accurate current records of school and student achievement in regard to interventions
    15. Monitor results of all interventions
    16. The itinerant nature of this position requires frequent air travel to different school sites in rural Alaska with unimproved roads and walkways during variable weather conditions.

    Additional Responsibilities:
    Other duties as assigned

    REPORTS TO: Principal
    SALARY: Placement on Teacher's Salary Schedule.
    LENGTH OF EMPLOYMENT: 192 days
    LOCATION: District Office, Unalakleet, AK

    Send initial letter of application with resume, or ATP Applitrack file to:

    Written correspondence or mailed applications should be addressed to:

    Dr. Bobby Bolen, Superintendent
    Bering Strait School District
    P.O. Box 225
    Unalakleet, Alaska 99684

    NOTE: Bering Strait School district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

    The District Title IX ,504 and ADA contact person is:
    HR Director
    Bering Strait School District
    P.O. Box 225
    Unalakleet, Alaska 99684