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Carson City School District
Carson City, Nevada
Closing date
Jul 26, 2024

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Posting ID# RR-103478

DATE: June 25, 2024

POSITION: Counselor

LOCATION: Carson Middle School

LICENSE: K-12 Counselor Endorsement, TESL preferred

OPEN TO: Employees of Carson City School District and external licensed applicants.

APPLICATION PERIOD: Open until filled.

NOTE: This position begins the 2024-2025 school year. Position includes 10 additional days added to base contract.

APPLICATION: Complete the online application by clicking "Apply for this Position." The application could include:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Copy of transcripts (originals required if recommended for hire),
  • Current Nevada teaching license,
  • Last three (3) evaluations (if no evaluations or incomplete: submit documentation on why no or partial evaluations)

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary placement based on education and verified contracted teaching experience accepted. Salary Range: $59,194.64 to $86,275.22. Employer-paid retirement, health and life insurance, sick leave benefits and personal leave.

Must possess a Nevada license endorsed for the specific subject(s) and to perform other educational functions at the level and in the field for which he/she is to be employed, issued in accordance with law and in full force at the time the services are rendered. (NRS 391.170). All applicants must meet all highly qualified requirements. Bilingual preferred.

Must be able to pass the pre-employment drug screen test.

This is a replacement position.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The Human Resources Department will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled candidates in the employment process. If you have special needs, please notify the Human Resources Department at the time you turn in your application or at least three (3) days prior to an interview by calling (775) 283-2130.

Carson City School District

Job Title: Counselor

Department: School Site

Reports To: Principal

FLSA Status: Exempt (certified salaried position assigned to the licensed salary schedule)

Prepared By: Associate Superintendent - Human Resources

Prepared Date: 5-16-14


The school counselor will implement the comprehensive guidance and counseling program according to the State of Nevada's School Counseling Program Student Standards which are aligned with the national standards set forth by the American School Counselors Association (ASCA). The employee, utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, will participate in a school counseling program that promotes and enhances academic achievement, personal/social growth, and career development for all secondary students. This person will be expected to adhere to the Carson City School District's Professional Domains and Standards for Licensed Employees and report directly to the site administrator. Note: ELAD endorsement preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This list of Essential Duties and Responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.
  • Administer an appropriate guidance & counseling program that aligns with the Nevada State School Counseling Program Student Standards.
  • Deliver a system of individual student planning, responsive services, and system support within the guidance curriculum.
  • Conduct goal-oriented counseling, responsive to identified student needs, relative to student achievement and school success.
  • Collaborate with school personnel to assist students with developing skills that support academic achievement, high school graduation, and lifelong learning.
  • Maintain confidentiality and accurate student records.
  • Participate as a member of the school-based crisis team.
  • Work professionally with administration, staff, parents, and community.
  • Comply with school and district policies and regulations as well as state and federal laws.
  • Abide by the American School Counselor Association's (ASCA) Code of Ethics.
  • Participate in other job-related duties and activities related to the position as assigned.
  • Maintain accurate transcripts and data analysis by assisting students with appropriate course selection and placement to fulfill high school graduation requirements.
  • Assist all students including culturally diverse and special populations in meeting individual needs to support academic achievement and student development.
  • Assist students with investigating college, university, and career and technical schools, scholarship options, and financial aid information in an effort to develop post secondary options.
  • Assist students with acquiring skills that maximize their personal and social development.
  • Facilitate parent and student conferences with teachers.
  • Support the school improvement process and assist in the implementation of school improvement goals.
  • Participate in the annual evaluation and revision of the school counseling program by collecting and analyzing data.
  • Work closely with school staff and administration to maintain an effective school counseling program.
  • Attend required job-related meetings, activities, and on-going professional development.
  • Maintain professional competence.
  • Facilitating students with work readiness curriculum.
  • Use effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of core high school subjects and prepared to deliver high school equivalency curriculum.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional student situations; Responds promptly to student needs; Solicits student, peer, and supervisor feedback to improve instruction; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust; Mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; Provides vision and inspiration to students and peers. Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates students and peers to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Classroom Management - Includes supervisor and peers in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for students' activities; Makes self available to students and staff; Develops students' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies student, peer, and supervisor feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality teaching and learning.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote instructional quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes professional tasks correctly and on time; Supports school's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports and respects diversity.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate staff in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Master's degree from four-year college or university.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as handbooks and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of students and staff.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of student information software; Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

State of Nevada counselor's license and Alternative Education endorsement preferred, current driver's license, original social security card. Certified in relevant subject area.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The successful candidate must pass an FBI background check and work within three separate correctional facilities daily. Must report to work on campus\assigned site.

When applying for a certificated licensed position, candidates must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the appropriate position vacancy announcement.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: The Carson City School District does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or on any other basis protected by state or federal law, and it provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the District's non-discrimination policies: Title IX and 504 Coordinator, 1402 W. King Street, Carson City, NV 89703, (775) 283-2130.

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