3-6 COVID-19 Response Counselor
Reports To: LCIS Principal
Length of Assignment: Date Filled – June 24, 2021 with contract renewal through 2022
Salary: DOE starting at $46,017 per 189 contracted days
Purpose of Position: To support students and families dealing with challenges related to COVID-19. This position will work closely with Lake County School District’s counseling and social work team to support district-wide response and recovery efforts in future years.
Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:
- Provides intervention and skill-building for students who have been referred for intensive skill-building and therapeutic supports (individual or group).
- Participates as a member of the District Counseling/Social Work team in addition to the school’s Multi-Tiered System of Support and RtI processes to represent social/emotional and mental health perspective. Will also participate on Collaborative Problem Solving teams as needed.
- Utilizes assessment tools to understand student strengths and lagging skills, and to determine an appropriate course of action.
- Supports the lead Social Worker at LCIS with referrals, interventions and support protocols to meet the needs of students related to COVID-19, and builds upon common social/emotional, behavior, and academic goals to deliver services as appropriate.
- Supports LCIS staff, with the school social worker, as needed during the transition to teaching and working with students during COVID-19
- Participates in data collection used to measure the impact of interventions and supports, and to demonstrate the impact of the associated grant programs.
- Consults with staff, parents and students about interventions and options for students.
- Works regularly with the school principal and social worker to ensure the needs of all students are being equitably met.
- Refers students in need of therapeutic services to community therapy resources (i.e. School based Health, Sol Vista, etc.)
- Maintains records of contacts and actions taken with each student.
- Performs Suicide Risk Assessments and other threat assessments on an as needed basis with support of school social worker.
- Assists in the promotion of a positive school climate and follows school norms and expectations.
- œ Promotes a positive professional and ethical image of the school district, social emotional and behavioral-mental health supports and special education services.
- Be available by radio to respond as needed to crisis situations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Create schedules collaboratively with principal and other relevant stakeholders. Continuously revisit schedules with the principal and/or social worker to refine and adjust as needed.
- Flexibly adapts to the needs of the school, students, and concerns associated with COVID-19 response.
- 45 minutes per day planning period.
- Half hour, duty free lunch.
- Student supervision duties will be required, such as before and after school and at recess and lunch.
- A work space will be provided; it may be shared.
- Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling required (CDE or DORA license within 45 days of hire.)
- Ability to motivate and work with Middle School students grades 3-6 in addition to staff.
- Possess educational and professional experience in counseling
- Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a variety of family situations
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
- Experience with educational systems and practices, such as RtI, PBIS, and EL preferred
- Experience implementing social/emotional curriculum to both classrooms and small groups
To apply, go to: www.teachers-teachers.com/employer/Lake-County-School-District-R-1-8614, OR complete a certified employee application (found on LCSD website under employment and applications), email a resume and letter of interest to Cheryl Talbot, LCIS Principal.