QUALIFICATIONS: 
Master’s degree in counseling, sociology, psychology or social work. SD Counselor certification preferred. Knowledge of child development and counseling techniques. Must be able to apply standard counseling techniques as required by IEP. Minimum of 2 years experience in working with youth, preferably in a residential setting.

JOB OBJECTIVES: 
To offer quality counseling services to a designated caseload of
Native American children. Individual will be responsible for providing direct services to special education students who receive counseling as a related service within their Individual Education Plan. Must be able to provide individual
counseling sessions, and cooperatively work with administration in making recommendations for staff training plan, program implementation plan, and procedural safeguards.

NORMAL WORKING SCHEDULE FOR THIS POSITION:
40 hours per week as scheduled. Hours should coincide with the academic department schedule.

GENERAL GUIDELINES:
Incumbent will work within the general guidelines set forth in the Polices and Procedures established for the Pierre Indian Learning Center by the Indian Board of Education, under the general direction of the designated official of the Learning Center or his/her authorized representative.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The Special Education Counselor is responsible for:

Assignment to a specific caseload of students

Conducts group social skills classes as requested

Participates in developing IEP goals and progress for each student on caseload

Keeps daily documentation of progress and attendance on NASIS for each student.

Monitors progress of IEP goals and requests team meeting if considering a change in goals or dismissal from therapy.

Provides emotional support to students and assistance to staff in a time of crisis

Consults with other PILC staff regarding welfare of students

Provide technical assistance to other components as needed or requested.

Complete any required reports such as probation reports, social summaries, etc.

Appropriately reports abuse and neglect issues to the proper authorities.

Appropriately coordinates with crisis management efforts and assists when students require mental health referral

May be required to transport students with a GSA car/van/bus. Will be required to have a South Dakota Drivers License.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Tagged as: 1st grade - 8th grade

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