Counselor

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
 
April 26, 2022
 
 
POSITION:               Counselor
 
LOCATION:             West Town Elementary School
 
 
JOB SUMMARY:
 
The Counselor will provide positive direction for students’ academic, social and emotional well-being. The Counselor will aid students in building their educational and/or career paths for their future.
 
QUALIFICATIONS: 
  1. Master’s degree or above;
  2. A valid certificate in School Counseling;
  3. A minimum of three years of successful counseling experience;
  4. Career and group counseling experience;
  5. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate.
 
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:     
  1. Must have exemplary communication, organization, and leadership skills;
  2. Ability to function as a positive collaborative member of a team. 
 
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  1. Develops and provides an effective comprehensive guidance and counseling program to serve the needs of all students;
  2. Responsible for tests administration and supervision, depending on the school level;
  3. Provides orientation programs to acquaint students with new development and facilitate their school adjustment process;
  4. Provides direct support service to individual students, small groups, and classrooms;
  5. Assists administration with coordination, articulation, and follow-up procedures for students moving from school to school and from programs within the school;
  6. Acts as a school-based source for parents and school staff for information regarding community agencies;
  7. Provides student career options through individual and classroom presentations and community involvement;
  8. Assists students with immediate and long-range educational planning;
  9. Collaborates with school personnel and parents on educationally related issues, when needed;
  10. Assists with school-based attendance and truancy interventions;
  11. Participates as a member of the school-based Leadership Team;
  12. Maintains confidentiality, the accuracy of records, and assists with the management of student records;
  13. Participates in professional growth activities as directed by the Principal;
  14. Adheres to all applicable laws and school system procedures and policies;
  15. Provides ongoing advice and scheduling, depending on the school level;
  16. Participates in the creation of the Master Schedule, depending on the school level;
  17. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Principal.
 
REPORTS TO:         Principal
 
SALARY RANGE:   Competitive salary and excellent benefits package in accordance with the DCSS Compensation Guide.
 
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  A review of applicants will begin on May 9, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.
 
INTERESTED APPLICANTS SHOULD APPLY ONLINE.
  THE DOUGHERTY COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, AGE, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, OR DISABILITY
 
The System reserves the right to waive any qualifications or other provisions of this advertisement by statute or regulations.
Dougherty County School System uses the Applitrack system from Frontline to manage employment applications online.


About Us
 
The Dougherty County School System is a leading catalyst and advocate for public education in Southwest Georgia. It's the largest school system in the second congressional district. The school district has 21 schools (14 elementary, 4 middle, and 3 high schools), five learning centers, and the Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy. All schools are accredited by Cognia The DCSS offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
 
Dougherty County is recognized for its quail and duck hunting, fishing, the Flint River, and many cypress swamps. The County has a population of approximately 90,000. Our County has two institutions of higher education, Albany State University, and Albany Technical College. Notable points of interest include the Albany Museum of Art, the Flint RiverQuarium, the Albany Civil Rights Institute, the Parks at Chehaw, Radium Springs Gardens, and Thronateeska Heritage Center, which includes the Museum of History, Wetherbee Planetarium, and the Science Discovery Center. Dougherty County is a short drive to Atlanta, the Georgia coast, as well as the Florida Gulf Coast beaches.

 
Important Note

This document provides descriptive information about the above Dougherty County School System position. Work actually performed by incumbents in this position may vary. Although this document may be used for recruiting, staffing, or career planning, the information contained herein should only be used as a guideline or recommendation for the content of and qualifications for this position. The Dougherty County School System reserves the right to make changes to this document as deemed necessary without providing advance written notice.
 
 

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Dougherty County School System

1700 Cordell Avenue, Albany, GA 31705, USA , Albany, GA 31705
 

At the following locations

West Town Elementary School

1113 University Street , Albany, GA 31707