Job Description 


Job Title:            Secondary Counselor 

Job Title Code:    845

Salary Grade:      T01 –T06

Department:        Division of Student Services and Support

Reports To:          Building Principal & Director of Counseling

FLSA Status:        Exempt

Date Prepared:    November 2017 - Reviewed 2019


PURPOSE OF JOB: The secondary counselor is a member of the Kansas City Public Schools guidance function, charged with providing a comprehensive guidance program for students in grades 7-12.  The counselor develops program activities to meet the needs of students; consults with teachers, staff and parents to enhance program effectiveness and provides support to other secondary educational programs.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.







PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


This job requires that the employee be able to: sit, stand, walk, speak, hear, use hands, fingers, reach with hands and fingers; bend, stoop, lift objects of at least ten pounds.  Job requires the employee occasionally to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  Visual ability requires mono and color vision, close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 





Length of work year: 8 hours per day; 5 days/week; 200 workdays


Benefits:           Health and Dental Insurance are provided.


KCPS Defined Benefit Pension plan – mandatory 9% contribution is required from employee and matched by KCPS; Voluntary retirement savings plans are also available.