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Job TitleSchool Counselor
OrganizationImmanuel Lutheran Christian Academy
ContactJake Rogers, Headmaster
Address400 N. Aspen Ave.
LocationBroken Arrow, Oklahoma 74012
Position Overview-Immanuel Lutheran Christian Academy
School Counselor
Ministry Job Description
“Preparing servant-leaders to shape the world through Christ’s example.”

Position Purpose
A School Counselor of Immanuel Lutheran Christian Academy will be a loving, Christian role model who is dedicated to the overall teaching and support of our students and the ministry of the Academy. The School Counselor will support, promote, and communicate the Academy’s commitment to its Christian philosophy of education.

The primary function of the School Counselor is to provide a comprehensive counseling program focused on the learning, personal/social and career/vocational needs of all students. Utilize leadership, advocacy, and collaboration to promote student success, provide preventive services, and respond to identified student needs by implementing a program that addresses academic, career, and personal/social development for all students. The School Counselor is to present themselves in good taste and without offense. Promptness and initiative are to be commended. Love for children is a prime trait that our staff should have.


According to the Immanuel Lutheran Christian Academy Salary Schedule

This 12-month position will follow the school calendar as approved by the Board of Trustees. Employment is at-will according to the Personnel Policy Manual.

The Person We are Looking for:
• Will teach the Word of God, demonstrate a heart for Jesus Christ, be a member in good standing with Christian church, LCMS congregation preferred.
• Will assist the school administration in establishing a Christian learning environment in the school.
• Demonstrate personal character and will work with students and their families to assist them in becoming responsible members of the Body of Christ. Demonstrate the Fruit of the Spirit
• Approachable by all and exemplifies a Christ-like attitude in both written and verbal communications.
• Knowledgeable and competent in areas of safe school culture necessary to support school ministry and operations, both curricular and extracurricular

Academic/Professional Qualifications
• Preferred Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree willing to obtain a Master’s Degree within a 3-year period from an accredited institution
• Must have at least 2 years accredited teaching experience.
• Professional Educators License from the Oklahoma Department of Education or taking steps toward such licensure •
Will uphold the Biblical truths and confessions of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod •
Will continue to advance professionally through reading, conference attendance, and further study.

Key competencies & Skills
• Verbal & written communication skills
• Professional personal presentation
• Organizing & planning, multi-task, self-directed, prioritize, motivated, and life-long learner.
• Attention to detail, initiative, reliability.
• Personal emotional management
• Ability to work as part of a team.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
1. Development and Management of a Comprehensive School Counseling Program
• Adhere to and support board policy, school guidelines, administrative rules, and directives.
• Discuss the comprehensive school counseling program with the school administrator.
• Communicate the goals of the counseling program to education stakeholders.
• Maintains current and appropriate resources for education stakeholders.
• Completes written reports as needed or requested by the administrator.
• Other duties as assigned.

2. Delivery of a Comprehensive School Counseling Program Curriculum Guidance
• Provides leadership and collaborates with other educators in the school-wide integration of ACSI, state, and school guidelines.
• Implement developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented group activities to meet student needs and school goals. Individual Student Planning
• Assist all students, including 9th-12th grades, individually or in groups, with developing academic, career and personal/social skills, goals and plans.
• Accurately and appropriately interpret and utilize student data.
• Collaborate with parents/guardians and educators to assist students with educational and career planning. Preventative and Responsive Services
• Consults and collaborates effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, and other educational/ community resources regarding students with identified concerns and needs.
• Implements an effective referral and follow-up process. System Support
• Provides appropriate information to staff related to the school counseling program.
• Assists teachers, parents/guardians and other stakeholders in interpreting and understanding student data.
• Participates in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills.
• Uses available technology resources to enhance the school counseling program.

3. Accountability
• Conduct an annual program audit to review the extent of program implementation.
• Collects and analyzes data to guide program direction and emphasis.
• Measures results of the school counseling program activities and shares results as appropriate.
• Monitors student academic performance, behavior and attendance and assists with appropriate interventions.

4. Priorities
• Track progress of students to ensure fulfillment of graduation requirements. This includes updating and maintaining student transcripts and assisting the front office in requesting school records from other schools.
• Coordinate standardized testing. This includes the timely ordering of test materials and shipping of completed tests. An orientation on testing for new teachers should be conducted and annual instructions to all teachers for testing.
• Test results should be reviewed with the administrators and specific areas in need of improvement identified.
• Assist students in preparing for the test-taking process (i.e. ACT, SAT, PSAT, etc.)
• Assist students in investigating college choices (e.g., financial aid, majors, social environment, religious environment, etc.)
• Assist students in the college application process (e.g., application dates, necessary classes, deadlines, transcripts, etc.)
• Provide social and emotional support services to each student and family.
• Carefully document interactions with students and help support those who are on academic and/or behavioral plans.
• Will help and assist students and families with course registration, including transfer students.
• Will assist with final graduation checks, diploma holds because of unmet requirements and fines; may assist with graduation rehearsal and graduation.

School Counselor Performance Responsibilities
• Serve as the School Testing Coordinator and assist the school administration with the circulation and collection of all testing materials.
• Assist the school administration and teachers in assessing and interpreting the testing data.
• Middle School and High School Counselor Performance Responsibilities
• Assist in making annual class schedules and enrolling students in the appropriate classes.
• Assist students with scholarship information, college admissions and acceptance, and financial aid application information and instruction.
• Actively develop positive parent-teacher relationships and promote parent-teacher partnership.
• Through data interpretation, observation, and personal interaction, use appropriate procedures to evaluate student attendance and achievement.
• Assist with special school programs, religious services, projects, and extracurricular activities as agreed on and according to one’s contract or other written agreement.
• Be responsible for playground, lunchroom, hallway, and other supervision as assigned by the Headmaster.
• Grow professionally through educational readings, attendance at workshops and participation in graduate courses.
• Attend faculty meetings and all other meetings and events required by Headmaster.
• Cooperation with school staff in the improvement and smooth functioning of the school

Physical Requirements
Sits for extended periods; frequently stands and walks; ability to lift 50 pounds and carry objects weighing over 30 pounds; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communications; use of office equipment including computers, telephones, calculators, copiers, and fax. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone, visual ability to read, prepare/process documents, and to direct staff and students. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, and standard office equipment.

Working Conditions
Work is normally performed in an office environment; with regular contact with staff, parents, and students; regular interruptions. Office and school campus environment. Extensive contact with students.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee’s ability to perform the position described. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by Supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the School reserves the right to change the position description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform at any time with or without notice, as deemed appropriate by the School.


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