Purpose Statement Responsible for providing counseling services to school site as well as support to other schools as needed. Essential Functions Identifies and assesses the relevant factors involved in the problems of students referred because of learning, emotional, behavioral, social, physical, economic, cultural, or family difficulties. Provides intervention services with children and families that may include assessment, individual short-term or crisis counseling, group instruction, support groups, and home visitation. Identifies and refers students and parents to other community agencies as needed with administrator approval. Interacts effectively with other agencies or professionals in order to establish and implement a referral system as a support to the children and families. Provides information and consultation to teachers, administrators, family members, and significant others in regard to the intervention plan for the child receiving services. Attends Child Study and school meetings as directed. Maintains confidential documentation of student contacts: anecdotal records, phone calls, correspondence, conferences, staff contacts. Provides consultation, training, and updated resource information to district staff on intervention issues. Provide short-term counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and maturity. Coordinates intervention services with recommendations of treatment agencies when students return to school. Works with the truancy intervention specialist in helping solve truancy issues. Makes home visits with school staff as needed, both with intervention and school issues. Maintains close communication with building administration, psychologist, and Director of Exceptional Student Services. Documents and evaluates the effectiveness of services provided. Follows District policies, procedures, and directives in a timely and appropriate manner. Performs such other tasks as may be assigned. Other Functions Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit. Bilingual/Biliterate Spanish fluency is preferred to provide parents/guardians with in-the- moment information.
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