High School Guidance Counselor

Job | Posted 14 days ago
Position Areas
Pupil Services


Biddeford High School is seeking: High School Guidance Counselor
Specific Job Details:
Starting August 2024

Under the general supervision of the Building Principal, to provide students, parents, administrators, and other teaching staff with information on career and or educational opportunities; administer and interpret career assessment tools; and assist students in developing educational and occupational goals and plans.

School Description: 
The High School serves grades 8-12
We expect staff and students to embrace challenges and strive to attain excellence while exemplifying Tiger PRIDE: Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Dependability, and Empathy.
Find Biddeford School Department's Three Pillars of Commitment to Students attached.

Brief Job Duties:
The ideal candidate will have experience in the following areas:

  • Assists students in evaluating students' aptitudes and abilities through the interpretation of individual standardized test scores and other pertinent data, and works with students in developing education and occupation plans consistent with such evaluation.
  • Assists students in making course and subject selections, as well as with evaluating career interests and choices.
  • Assists in the scheduling of classes.
  • Obtains and disseminates information regarding occupational opportunities to students and to classes studying occupations.
  • Assists students with admissions, scholarship and identifying employment opportunities.
  • Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff members to ascertain individual student's abilities and needs, including students with special needs, and to familiarize stakeholders with guidance services.
  • Researches educational and career opportunities, and coordinates with teachers, college and university personnel, resource specialists, and business and community organizations for the purpose of providing information, and making recommendations.
  • Assists with the registration and orientation students who are new to the school regarding procedures and educational opportunities.
  • Assists with the school district's dropout prevention efforts.
Full Job Description  

Maine State Certification as a Guidance Counselor (#075).
Criminal History Record Check (CHRC), which includes Fingerprints on file with the Maine Department of Education 

  • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
  • Masters Degree preferred.

Successful prior school counseling experience for the appropriate grade levels is preferred but not required.

Live and Work in the Biddeford, Maine Community 
Equal Opportunity
The School Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district shall actively work to have the teacher and administrator workforce reflect the student body's diversity.
The School Department's selection will be based on those with the highest capabilities, the strongest commitment to quality education, and the greatest probability of effectively implementing the learning program. Selections will be made without consideration on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, disability or genetic information, and any other state or federal prohibitions. For the purpose of this policy, "sexual orientation" means a person's actual or perceived heterosexuality, bisexuality, homosexuality, or gender identity or expression.

Criminal Background Check
All employees of Maine schools must be fingerprinted for a criminal history background check. Please create a Department of Education log-in and make an appointment for a fingerprinting appointment at https://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/fingerprinting

Please see other Job Openings at :
Biddeford Schools  
Dayton School
Southern Maine Administrative Collaborative

Posted By

Biddeford School Department


At the following locations

Biddeford High School

20 Maplewood Ave. 18 Maplewood Avenue, Biddeford High School, Biddeford, ME 04005