School Counselor

Job | Posted 2 months ago
Start Date
Position Areas
Pupil Services


Position Summary
The School Counselor utilizes leadership, advocacy and collaboration to promote students success, provide preventative services and respond to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses academic, career and personal /Social development for all students.  The counselor will consult and collaborate effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators and other educational/community resources regarding students with identified concerns and needs.
·         Master’s Degree is required.
·         Hold a Michigan Teaching Certificate with a Guidance Counselor (NT) Endorsement OR a School Guidance Counselor License issued by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE)
·         Completion of a Michigan Department of Education (MDE) mandated clock hour internship with school-aged pupils under the supervision of a person who is a counselor educator in an approved school counseling program. At least half of the mandated clock hours shall be in a school setting.
·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Specific Duties

  • Provide high quality support that aligns with the District’s educational vision and mission.
  • Conduct individual and group counseling sessions to students with identified concerns and needs.
  • Coordinate ongoing systemic activities designed to assist students in establishing personal goals and developing future plans.
  • Provide responsive services designed to meet students’ immediate needs and concerns. Responsive services may include counseling in individual or small-group settings or crisis response.
  • Provide indirect services on behalf of students as a result of the school counselors’ interactions with others including referrals for additional assistance, consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, other educators and community organizations.
  • Use available Technology/community resources to enhance school counseling program.
  • Monitor student activities when appropriate
  • Implement an effective referral and follow up process
  • Identify cases involving domestic abuse or other family problems affecting students’ development
  • Research and provide special services programs and classes to students and parents i.e. alcohol and drug prevention, anti-bullying, parenting in a digital world, etc.
  • Provide assistance with conflict resolution and crisis intervention to students when difficult situations occur at school or home.
  • Encourage parents/students to seek additional assistance from outside mental health agencies, when necessary.
  • Observe and evaluate student’s performance, classroom behavior, social development and physical health.
  • Participate on Student Assistance Team (SAT) with district support services staff.
  • Serve on the School Improvement Team and participate in other staff development activities.
  • Consistently support and uphold school policies and procedures.  Support the school and its leadership.
  • Model self-discipline and ethical behavior.  Present self in a professional manner through appropriate dress, communication techniques and demeanor.
  • Communicate effectively with students, parents and others.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by Principal or designee. 

Posted By

Chandler Park Academy

20100 Kelly Road , Harper Woods, MI 48225

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Chandler Park Academy

20100 Kelly Road , Harper Woods, MI 48225

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $12,292

% ELL Students


State Average: 6%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 18.25

% IEP Students


State Average: 13%



State Average: 199