Rio Rancho Public Schools Rio Rancho, NM
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June 9, 2023
Rio Rancho Public Schools
Rio Rancho, NM

This job posting is a short term posting for the 2021-2022 School Year

.5 Ernest Stapleton Elementary & .5 Shining Stars Preschool

192 Day Contract 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in guidance and counseling from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • New Mexico State licensure in school counseling.


Job Goal: 

To help students develop those skills in the areas of personal/social growth, academic planning, optional post secondary academic opportunities, and career development that will contribute to their growth as mature and responsible members of society.


Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate local school counseling and guidance plan in accordance with standards set forth by the State Plan and commensurate with the local system plan.
  • Implement the school counseling and guidance program curriculum.
  • Provides individual and group counseling and guidance through the development of personal, social, educational, and career plans.
  • Consults and collaborates with parents/guardians teachers and staff about understanding and meeting the special needs of students and makes appropriate referrals.
  • Participates in activities that contribute to the effective operation of the school.  
  • At the secondary level: academic consulting/scheduling/changing schedules to fit needs/Next Step Plans
  • Provides orientation for new students, parents/guardians, and faculty.
  • Provides appropriate appraisal services to assist teachers, parents/guardians, and students.
  • Administers tests and analyzes and interprets test results to provide information about educational, career, and personal/social needs.
  • Assists with placement and follow-up services for students.
  • Assists students in selecting programs to study to enhance career planning.
  • Provides information and resource services for student, parent/guardians, and faculty.
  • Assists students in building self-esteem and developing decision-making, problem-solving, and positive human relations skills.
  • Plans with teachers, principal, parents/guardians, and students steps for modifying student behavior.
  • Utilizes community resources in addressing the needs of students.
  • Provides data concerning students= needs to determine curricula development.
  • Prepares and manages annual site budget pertinent to the counseling and guidance program if applicable.
  • Maintains comprehensive records and reports.
  • Develops personal professional growth plan and demonstrates professional ethics and leadership.
  • Exhibits positive human relations skills.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in written and oral communication.
  • Complies with local, state, and federal policies, and regulations, and laws affecting area of responsibility as well as the American School Counselor Association Code of Ethics.
  • Assists with preparation of students to post secondary options.
  • Helps with high school graduation responsibilities (if applicable as per job assignment).
  • For those students pursuing post-secondary educational opportunities provides college-ready experiences and activities.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the competencies required by the NMPED for school counselor licensure and the ability to meet those competencies.
  • Complies with the ethical and professional guidelines promulgated by any board governing employee’s licensure.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Work Hours:

Work hours are established in employment contract.  Additional work hours may be assigned by the School Principal within the parameters of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Application Procedure:

The following documents must be attached to complete this application:

  • Copy of Professional License
  • Copy of transcript from each crediting college or university

An Equal Opportunity Employer


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