Community School Counselor

Ohkay Owingeh
Posted 6 months ago

Job Features

Position TitleCommunity School Counselor
DepartmentCommunity School
Period to Apply08/23/2021-Open Until Filled
SupervisorCommunity School Principal
Pay RateD.O.E.
Position StatusRegular Full-Time
FLSA StatusExempt
LocationOhkay Owingeh Community School

Job Description


Under the direct supervision of the Principal, facilitates the age-appropriate educational, emotional and psychological development of children through experimental play therapy, group process, individual counseling, educational presentations and field trips. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information and coordinates school-wide state assessments/testing and the Student Assistance Team (SAT) process.
Work under the direct supervision of the Community School Principal.


• Provides individual and group counseling to students.
• Coordinates career education, transition, activities and lessons.
• Communicates with parents.
• Plans and prepares for the State mandated assessments – NMSBA, WIDA, PARCC and NMELPA.
• Custodian of student cumulative files.
• Plans and prepares for the Career Day/Wellness Workshop.
• Monitors and tracks attendance.
• Provides support groups for students on topics including social skills, divorce, grief, etc.
• Counsels with Principal regarding program needs including crisis intervention, threats, and acts as a consultant/witness in the questioning of students.
• Collaborates with Principal on school annual report.
• Collaborates with school psychologist on student concerns.
• Provides student supervision in the morning and during lunch hour in the cafeteria and playground.
• Attends and holds parent conferences.
• Consults with teachers and staff regarding needs of the students and facilitates referrals.
• Participates in and facilitates the intervention team process.
• Makes homes visits when necessary.
• Chaperones school functions and athletic event supervision.
• Performs other duties as required.
• Knowledge of records management procedures.
• Knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of curriculum development.
• Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of counseling.
• Ability to analyze situations and adopt appropriate courses of action.
• Ability to work independently and meet strict timelines.
• Ability to make solid decisions and exercise independent judgement.
• Ability to work extended hours and various work schedules.
• Ability to supervise and ensure a safe learning environment for children.
• Ability to adapt to meet the needs of all children including at-risk, special needs, gifted, and culturally diverse populations.
• Ability to respond to emergency or crisis situations.
• Skill in classroom management.
• Skill in directing the activities of groups of children; evaluating progress, and maintaining an orderly classroom.
• Knowledge of childhood development, diet, and nutrition guidelines.
• Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.
• Ability to communicate effectively in the English language both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.
• Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
• Ability to prepare accurate, complete, and legible reports and create and present detailed, accurate, objective, and effective speeches and presentations.
• Ability to interpret applicable Federal, State, County, and Local Laws, Regulations, requirements, ordinances, and legislation.
• Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, and presentation software (such as PowerPoint).
• Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.
• Skill in program development, promotion, and social marketing.
• Independently use time efficiently to prioritize and perform multiple tasks to meet multiple concurrent deadlines and manage large volumes of work.
• Work effectively under pressure and cope with multiple interruptions to meet deadlines.
• Establish and maintain effective professional working Departments/Programs, Clients, Peers, and the General Public.
• Comply with office and personnel procedures.
• Develops and maintains effective inter-department working relationships.
• Participate in applicable trainings.
• Knowledge of the functions and structure of Ohkay Owingeh.
• Knowledge of Traditional form of Government and Pueblo customs and traditions.
• Ability to work effectively with individuals and demonstrate leadership and team-building skills with empathy and enthusiasm.
• Ability to work as a team member in a structured working environment.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
• Ability to demonstrate moral character, honesty, tact, fairness, lack of prejudice and desire to help when dealing with people.
• Ability to work extended hours and various work schedules.


• A Master’s Degree in Psychology or Counseling or related field with three years counseling experience; or equivalent combination of educations and experience. Level # Counseling Certification required.
• Must be familiar with community resources that assist youth and families in the communities we service.
• Must be culturally sensitive and be able to work effectively with individuals from different ethnic backgrounds.
• Training and knowledge of child and adolescent development and behavior preferred.
• Must be physically able to perform job duties.
• Must be willing and have the ability to travel to surrounding communities.
• Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
• Must be able to investigate and suggest ways to improve the program.
• Strong clerical and computer/database skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.
• Current valid New Mexico’s Driver’s License with no DWI’s.
• Must be insurable through the Pueblos insurance Carrier.
• No felony convictions or gross misdemeanors within the past ten years.
• Must successfully be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.


FAX (505) 852-0093

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