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Job Title: School Counselor                               Department: Anya itpak Pre-K and Elementary School

Reports to: Principal                                         Employment Status: Full-Time

Salary: $70,000                                                        Driving Classification:



School counselors play a vital role in schools by providing valuable assistance to students through leadership, advocacy, and collaboration. A professional school counselor helps create a safe learning environment for all students that meets each student’s individual needs and adheres to professional and ethical standards to plan, implement, and oversee results-based school counseling programs that promote student welfare.


Essential Functions:


  • Developing, implementing, and managing school guidance programs
  • Working with students in individual, small group, and classroom settings
  • Assisting students with creating an academic plan for their education
  • Helping students plan for college and a successful career after graduation
  • Working with students to develop critical life skills such as organization and time management
  • Helping students work through difficult situations, such as a divorce or death in the family
  • Collaborating with other educators and administrators to ensure counseling programs meet school goals
  • Monitoring and recording student progress to ensure counseling programs are effective
  • Serve on school leadership team
  • Other duties assigned by the principal or their designee


Core Competencies


  • Thorough understanding of the American educational system, including social, cultural, and political influences on educational practices
  • Knowledge of the organizational structure and elements of a successful school counseling program, in alignment with the ASCA National Model
  • Understanding of leadership theories and principles, developmental theory, social justice theory, learning theories, multiculturalism, and career counseling theories
  • Knowledge of the full continuum of mental health care services, such as prevention and intervention
  • Thorough understanding of barriers to student learning and the use of counseling strategies to eliminate those barriers
  • Knowledge of individual counseling, group counseling and classroom instruction that promote academic achievement
  • Understanding of the legal, professional, and ethical issues that affect American schools




Required Minimum: Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree in Counseling, School Counseling, Psychology or Educational Psychology.


Preferred: Master of Arts or Science Degree in Counseling, School Counseling, Psychology or Educational Psychology.






Completed school/guidance counseling practicum (clinical internship) with students in a K-12 private or public-school settings for entry-level candidates. If not entry-level, this position requires at least 2 to 5 years’ experience as a school/guidance counselor, school psychologist, or school social worker.


Certificates and Licenses:


Passed National Board for Certified Counselors’ National Counselor Examination for working as a licensed professional counselor. Passed National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE).


Physical Demands:


Ability to walk the school campus, especially when delivering SEL lessons or conducting groups. Lift up to 50 lbs.


The Indian Preference Act will be enforced. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work.  This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.  The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe reserves the right to

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