School Counselor

Job | Posted 6 years ago
Position Areas
Pupil Services


POSITION:             School Counselor
EFFECTIVE:          2015-2016 School Year
LOCATION:            Various Locations                    

Counselors will be responsible for delivering the developmental guidance program for grades K-12 to students, parents, and staff which includes:  individual and group counseling, classroom guidance, career guidance, consulting with staff and parents, individual student appraisal, and staff development.  

  • Counseling – assists students through individual and small group sessions to understand and accept themselves and other, resolve conflicts in a peaceful manner, adjust to school settings, overcome crisis situations, etc.
  • Consultant – works closely with administration and staff to meet individual student needs, including special programs and staff development.
  • Pupil appraisal – coordinates the accumulation, organization, and, maintenance of confidential pupil files.  Interprets this information to help identify students with special abilities and needs.
  • Parent assistance – conducts individual and group conferences with parents and serves as a resource person on child growth and development issues.
  • Referral – coordinates referrals to other specialists in pupil personnel services, instruction, and agencies in the school and the community.
  • Program Planning – coordinates activities of school personnel, parents, students and community in planning and developing the guidance program.
  • Career development – coordinates and implements a career awareness program, including curriculum suggestions to teachers.
  • Change agent – attempts to change aspects of the school environment that are detrimental to the development of the child.
  • Ombudsman - acts as a spokesperson and advocate for the individual student.
  • Behavior modifier – acts as a resource person to the teacher by intervening to change the disruptive behavior of students.
  • Public relations – interprets guidance services to school staff, parents, and community groups through special programs and media.
  • Enrollment interviews – coordinates interviewing of new students and parents prior to enrollment, including preliminary diagnostic testing.
  • Crisis intervention – provides appropriate assistance for such issues as a child abuse, suicidal tendencies, and substance abuse.
  • Instructional support service – assists classroom teachers in a support/resource capacity with the delivery of health education programs as outlined in the proposed state health education framework.
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the Supervisor of School Counseling and the school Principal.
In order to be considered for this position, an applicant shall hold a professional teacher’s certificate with an endorsement as a K-12 school counselor.
  • Recent teaching or counseling experience preferred;
  • Possess an in-depth knowledge of guidance and counseling; and
  • Demonstrate a desire to help others.
Full-time, ten-month position.
The salary for this position will be based on the appropriate position on the teacher's salary schedule (#1).

Posted By

St. Mary's County Public Schools

23160 Moakley Street , Leonardtown, MD 20650

At the following locations

District Wide

23160 Moakley Street , Leonardtown, MD 20650

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $15,742

% ELL Students


State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 14.80

% IEP Students


State Average: 12%



State Average: 4,679