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Guidance Specialist

Summary Information:
Employer: Fayette County Public Schools
Position Type: Administrative/Support
Categories: Counselor
Guidance Counselor
Social Worker
School / Org: Crawford Middle School
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 2
Reference #: EAN5971
Posting Date: Tuesday, 10 July 2018
Closing Date: Tuesday, 24 July 2018

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Fayette County Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Guidance Specialist - Filling 2 positions (1.0 FTE) Social work background preferred

Location: Crawford Middle School

Date Available: 18/19 School Year

Description: Provides a functional, comprehensive program of direct services for all elementary school children utilizing the expertise gained through professional training in the areas of school counseling, school social work or school psychology. These services will emphasize counseling children; consultation with teachers, parents and other significant adults; and coordinating a variety of activities and functions related to the academic, social, emotional and physical needs of students.

Job Summary:
- Counsels children, individually and in small groups, concerning a variety of developmental tasks and problems
- Provides prevention programs through classroom guidance activities
- Consults with teachers and parents about children’s needs, concerns and academic issues
- Collaborates with school staff and community representatives in assessing student needs and utilizes the data to plan and evaluate the guidance program
- Coordinates with faculty, parents, attendance personnel and District Court to correct the attendance problems of truant students
- Provides home visits as needed to assess family circumstances and make needed referrals to community resources for problems interfering with the child’s academic progress, social, emotional or physical development
- Serves as a resource person on the Special Education Admissions and Release Committee when appropriate
- Refers students to the proper authorities for child abuse or neglect when suspicion exists and provides support services to those children as needed
- Consults with teachers in planning and providing classroom guidance activities
- Assists new students with orientation and acclamation to their new school environment
- Selects and purchases program materials and manages their budget allocation
- Selects and attends professional development as required by the State and District
- Maintains regular attendance
- Performs other duties as assigned

- Masters’ Degree in either School Counseling, Social Work or School Psychology
- Three years of professional social work, teaching, or counseling experience preferred
- School Counseling Certification, School Social Work Certification or School Psychology Certification

Working Conditions:
- Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking
- Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing
- Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations
- Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching
- Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull light weights

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