School Counselor - Vista Ridge High School
Falcon School District 49 2 reviews - Falcon, CO

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Falcon School District 49 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national original, sex (which includes marital status), sexual orientation, disability, or need for special education services


August 13, 2013


School Counselor - Vista Ridge High School

Starting Date:



Based on education and experience - salary schedule available on the district website at or at the following link:


District 49 credits each year of verified full-time/full-year K-12 teaching experience

Work Schedule:

197 contracted work days - contract will be based on remaining days in the school year

Application Instructions:

All application instructions must be followed for your application to be considered for interview

Application Instructions:

Only currently contracted - regular status - teachers are considered internal applicants. All other applicants - INR teachers, substitutes, para-professionals or those employed by a charter district are not internal applicants. If you fall in to one of these categories, when Applitrack asks if you work for D49 - answer 'No'

  • Completely fill out the Applitrack application - listing all work experience. Work experience listed on the application will be what is reviewed to determine salary placement.
  • Upload a copy of your valid CO special services provider license
  • To be able to set your salary correctly - upload full and complete transcripts beginning with your BA/BS degree and including ALL credits completed after your BA/BS degree was conferred.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Official Transcripts will be required upon hire so please order transcripts now to be sent directly to you. If selected for hire, official transcripts need not be in a sealed envelope but are required to be on official college/university transcript paper. Transcripts must show degree conferment if applicable.
  • Answer all questions on the application including all disclosure questions.
  • Upload 3 letters of reference
  • IF YOU HOLD AN OUT OF STATE LICENSE - You will need to upload this where the application indicates out of state license. A letter of explanation will need to be drafted and uploaded where you would normally upload your CO state license explaining where you are at in the CO licensure process. This letter of explanation MUST include a statement as to when your submitted your completed fingerprint card to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI). CBI is currently running approximately 16 weeks behind and CDE will NOT issue a license until your fingerprint/background clearance has been completed and the results sent to CDE.
  • For more information about the CDE fingerprint requirement, click here:
  • For information regarding licensure application requirements and the process, click here:
  • Interviews are site-based and not conducted by the Human Resources office. If you have questions regarding the status of an open or recently closed position, you may contact the site where the vacancy is located.

    Qualifications and Expectations:

  • MA/MA from accredited college or university
  • Valid Colorado Special Services Provider License endorsed in area of assignment: 0-21 School Counselor


    The following statements of duties, responsibilities, frequency, and percentages are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position. Actual duties, responsibilities, frequency, and percentages may vary depending upon building assignments and other factors.

    Delivers the high school counseling curriculum to all students focusing on Academic, Career, and Personal/Social Domains.

    Plans and maintains an effective comprehensive school counseling program.

    Designs, delivers, evaluates and revises a planned sequential developmentally appropriate program in accordance to District counseling standards and indicators.

    Facilitates the infusion of counseling curriculum activities into classroom curricula to support the developmental needs of elementary students.

    Facilitates instructional process in collaboration with school staff and community resources.

    Counsels with high school students to promote self awareness, self
    - identify, and positive social and academic skills
    • Systematically develop/deliver/ and evaluate student planning addressing academic goal setting and transition plans to high school.

    Inform students and parents about pertinent test results, academic programming, behavior intervention strategies, and their implications to the overall academic success.

    Provide individual and group counseling to students with identified concerns and needs.

    Implement a referral process and follow up process to outside counseling agencies and support agencies.

    Provide information to staff and parents to assist them in crises related issues that may affect the school climate.

    Consult and coordinate with
    - in district professional and community agencies, such as school psychologist, nurses, administrators, community based counselors, service agencies, and physicians.
    • Articulates the role of school counselor to school and community.

    Advocates for equal access to programs and services for all students.

    Engages in professional development.

    Coordinates parent programs.

    Establishes and maintains a monthly/yearly planning calendar.

    Participates in school decision making.

    Adheres to laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the school counseling profession.

    Participate with the administration and faculty as a team member in the implementation of the District assessment program.

    Collect and review evaluative data to ensure a successful counseling program which links the school counseling program to student academic progress.

    Conducts a yearly program audit to review extent of program implementation.

    Collects and analyzes data to guide program direction and emphasis. Measures results of the school counseling program activities and shares results as appropriate.

    Participate in activities that contribute to the effective operation of the school.

    Assist to maintain a safe and organized school climate as directed by administration.
    District Profile/Demographic Information:

  • Falcon School District is home to more than 15,000 students
  • Nine (9) elementary schools, three (3) middle schools, (3) high schools, one (1) alternative middle/high school, and an online virtual academy which also includes a homeschool program
  • Falcon encompasses 133 square miles or rural and suburban areas
  • Rapid growth in the last five years has made this district one of the fastest growing in the state
  • Falcon offers early childhood programs, special education inclusion, gifted and talented programs, vocational career academies, and has a working relationship with Pikes Peak Community College
  • Falcon School District is a district of Innovation which has 4 separate Innovation Zones. For more information regarding the zone model at Falcon School District 49, please visit the following link:


    Falcon School District 49 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

    Paul Andersen, Personnel Director

    10850 E. Woodmen Road

    Peyton, CO 80831


    56 For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit:

    rm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481

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