Community Counselor

Bargaining Unit: ACE
Work Year: 180 days per year, 10 contract payments
Work Day: 8 hours per day
FTE: Full time, 1.0 FTE
Salary: ACE 4, $36,705.60 - $45,705.60 DOE

Job Summary
The Indian Education Community Counselor collaborates with community agencies, organizations, and Anchorage School District interdisciplinary teams to maximize educational opportunities for Alaska Native and American Indian students and families. The position has a retirement association with the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS).
Job Requirements
  The following are required:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in social work or related field. Equivalent experience, education, and training may be considered in lieu of the degree requirement.
  2. Experience in working with Alaska Native and American Indian community, knowledge of Alaska Native community, knowledge of Alaska Native traditions, values and belief systems.
  3. Must be self-motivated, organized and reliable.
  4. Ability to develop and coordinate meetings, activities, workshops, and presentations.
  5. Ability to provide personal transportation.
  6. Proficiency to compile and summarize data in a spreadsheet, database and word processing formats.      

The following are preferred:

  1. Four years’ experience working with Alaska Native and American Indian youth and families within an educational setting preferred.
  2. Ability to network with professionals involved in post-secondary education and employment agencies.
  3. Ability to communicate with all levels of management, supervision, and other Anchorage School District personnel.
  4. Knowledge of Anchorage community resources and services to Alaska Native and American Indian people in Anchorage.  

Essential Job Functions

  1. Implements and maintains services in accordance with the Title VI Indian Education Federal objectives and Anchorage School District initiatives.
  2. Consults and collaborates with community agencies, organizations, and Anchorage School district interdisciplinary teams to maximize educational opportunities for students and families.
  3. Assists Alaska Native and American Indian middle and high school students with academic guidance and resources.
  4. Assists families and students in transition from rural to urban Alaska.
  5. Maintains consistent effective written and oral communication with students, parents/guardians, teachers, school administration, and members of the community.
  6. Connects students to post-secondary resources.
  7. Evaluates student records and assists with developing and implementing services that address social, academic and cultural needs.
  8. Monitors grades, attendance, and credits regularly and consults and collaborates with teachers, counselors, and parents/guardians.
  9. Collects and enters data required by Title VI and the Anchorage School District.  

Physical/Mental Demands
The physical demands of this job require frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking, and hearing. Specific visual abilities are also required. The employee is regularly required to reach with his/her hands and arms and occasionally lift items weighing less than 40 lbs. Additionally, the employee must be able to communicate by oral and written means in an appropriate business manner and have cognitive skills to understand instructions, readily recall facts and details, handle conflict, and make effective decisions under pressure. The employee must have the ability to effectively manage the stress of working with students, parents, and other employees representing diverse cultures, personalities, and work styles in a dynamic work environment.
The Anchorage School District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all individuals with qualified physical or mental disabilities.
Work Environment
Work is performed in a professional environment with a wide variety of individuals having differing functions, personalities and abilities, including working with diverse groups of people in a variety of different settings.
While performing the duties of this job the employee may be regularly exposed to a video display. The employee may be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Additional Job Information
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
Anchorage School District employees must possess the ability to read and write in English. This includes the ability to communicate in English with school staff, coworkers, and the public. Employees must also have the ability to comprehend and carry out oral and written directions and understand and follow English instructions and written documents.
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.
This position may be required to work in ASD facilities on the military installations (JBER). Please visit for additional information.
The Anchorage School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Anchorage, AK

20 day(s) ago

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