Seeking classroom counselor at MacNeal School, a therapeutic day school for children and adolescents with emotional disabilities in Westchester, IL. We are looking for master level clinicians. If interested, please fax resume to Michelle Hixon at 708-343-0363.
MACNEAL HEALTH NETWORK
TITLE: Classroom Counselor FLSA: Exempt
(Full Time Position)
DEPARTMENT: MacNeal School
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GENERAL SUMMARY: The classroom counselor works as a member of the classroom team in conjunction with the teacher, providing clinical interventions for emotionally disturbed students and assisting in the maintenance of the integrity of the educational environment within the community of the classroom.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provide daily, integrated/age appropriate, clinical interventions for assigned students including the hourly completion of point sheets and feedback to students twice daily. Incorporates specialized individual programming designed to meet students’ specific needs.
2. Develop IEP goals with benchmarks and functional analysis designed to limit behavioral interference within the classroom environment. Document quarterly on benchmark progress.
3. Provide written documentation in the format of the quarterly grade report for the section labeled non-academic progress and periodic behavioral data collection for the purpose of analyzing/interpreting for special programming.
4. Develop partnership and sustained communication with parents in the interest of the student to be accomplished through home/school meetings, daily log, and phone calls.
5. Assist classroom teacher in providing daily academic lessons to meet the individual educational needs of all assigned students.
6. Facilitate processing of Intervention Area usage and ensure documentation is completed and filed in a timely manner.
7. Prepare, attend and actively participate in Faculty meetings, Team meetings, Counselors’ meetings, Case Presentation meetings, and all available in-services as scheduled in a timely fashion.
8. Co-facilitates physical education classes. Takes the role of coaching, supervising social interaction, and demonstrating positive encouragement for all students. Co-facilitates group therapy by providing clinical insight to students and monitoring student behaviors to maintain the integrity of the group.
9. Volunteer to serve on committees and assist with various special programs throughout the school year.
10. Follow and enact the school’s established behavior management plan along with responding to crisis assistance calls and maintaining physical intervention skills as taught by CPI instructors.
SPECIAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
1. The interpersonal skills necessary to interact with students in an appropriate clinical fashion and to maintain professional relationships with colleagues, referring school districts, and parents.
2. The analytical ability necessary to develop specialized/individualized behavior plans for students.
3. The ability to be flexible to adapt to the needs of the students and program.
KNOWLEDGE, PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE AND LICENSURE/REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
1. Level of knowledge normally acquired through the completion of a master’s degree, preferably in the field of psychology.
2. A minimum of one year’s experience in working with severely, emotionally/behaviorally disordered children and adolescents.
1. Work is performed in a classroom environment.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned this job. These are not exhaustive lists of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions associated with it.