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Position Type:
  Counselors (certification required)/Middle School

Date Posted:

  Ryan Middle School

Date Available:

Closing Date:

This position is for School Year 2024-2025

Job Summary: Counselors provide services to students in three major areas: academic, personal/social, and career development. Counselors assist students with individual problem solving, decision making, and coping skills. While emphasis is on prevention, counselors may also deal with crisis intervention.

Retirement: State of Alaska TRS
Bargaining Unit: Fairbanks Education Association (FEA)
Salary: Determined by the FEA Negotiated Agreement 
Contract Length: Minimum of 184 days

Job Qualifications/Requirements 

  1. Must possess or be eligible to obtain a State of Alaska Type C Special Service certificate with an endorsement in school counseling
  2. Must have recent experience at the appropriate grade level, this experience may include teaching experience, counseling, completion of a practicum, or other relevant educational or employment experiences
  3. Must be aware of regulations in effect regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973/ADA relating to students with disabilities, and district procedures for referral, evaluation, and accommodation
  4. Must possess some knowledge of content, curriculum, methods, and materials of grade level(s) of instructional specialty(ies)
  5. Good knowledge of child growth and development 
  6. Some knowledge of school program studies related to assignments
  7. Ability to utilize multimedia and computer technology as appropriate
  8. Ability to utilize positive and effective student discipline procedures
  9. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, parents, and community members
  10. Skills in oral and written communication
  11. Excellent human relations skills

This position offers an excellent benefits package, including:

  • Accrued sick and personal leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and audio
  • Retirement (TRS)
  • 403b Employer Match

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