Circle of Life Academy Elementary School Counselor

White Earth, Minnesota
Salary DOE
Apr 17, 2018

The White Earth Reservation Tribal Council is currently seeking a qualified applicant who will be responsible for enhancing the learning environment for students by providing effective, personalized attention; engaging in appropriate instructional and behavior support and working closely with parents and other agencies to meet educational needs of the child.

• Provide individual and group counseling services for students that promote preventive and educational strategies to enhance cognitive, emotional, and behavioral development, effective decision-making skills, and resiliency capabilities of students.

• Adherence to a strict code of ethics in all communications and interactions with students, parents and/or guardians, families and colleagues.

• Create instructional and counseling opportunities that are adapted to students based on cultural background.

• Plan and manage counseling and guidance instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, student, the community and curriculum goals.

• Engage parent/guardian in child’s educational plan.

• Keep parent/guardian informed in their child’s progress.

• Performs other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

• Knowledge of Circle of Life Academy, BIE and White Earth Reservation policies. • Knowledge of Circle of Life Academy curriculum.

• Knowledge of the White Earth Reservation demographics, culture, history, and lifestyles.

• Knowledge of the human service agencies, services they provide, and how to access those services.

• Skill at filing required student reports in a timely manner and skill at advocating for students.

• Skill at communicating both orally and in writing.

• Ability to maintain confidentiality.

• Ability to plan and facilitate individual and group counseling sessions.

• Ability to administer and evaluate student assessments.

• Ability to maintain a positive relationship with parents and/or guardians.

• Skilled in the operation of a personal computer, including related software such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).


Qualifications Required:

• Demonstrated professional and technical knowledge.

• Proven understanding of growth and development levels.

• Prior successful experience in education desirable.

• Bachelor’s degree in counseling.

• Will consider applicants with Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology and/or related field.

• Valid Driver’s License and insurance for travel between sites and other related businesses.

• Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screening.

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