School Counselor - Elementary
Must hold a license issued by any agency.
The license position area must be in Counselor/Guidance.
The license must be in one of the following grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th.
The license status must be active or about to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program.
Seeking an energetic and highly organized Elementary School Counselor.
This position reports to and is evaluated by the principal.
Provide individual counseling and group guidance to help students cope effectively personal, social, academic, career, and family concerns. Consult with parents, teacher, administrators, and supporting agencies concerning the needs and abilities of students. Implement a comprehensive appraisal process by: a. selecting and administering appropriate ability, achievement, and interests tests, b. visiting with students and interview interested adults, and c. interpreting results to students, teacher, administrators, and parents. Update and maintain confidential student records, including cumulative transcripts and student files. Identify students with special needs and make appropriate recommendations and referrals. Implement an effective program of educational and career planning. Schedule opportunities for students to visit with resource persons about academic and career choices. Maintain a current library of career information, and assist students in using the information, and assist students in using the information effectively. Assist with enrollment and kindergarten round-up. Assist in a continuous program of student orientation. Assist in making recommendations for school curriculum and instructional practices. Assist with the activities of student organizations. Attend and assist when necessary with school events such as musical programs, athletics, student recognition ceremonies, graduation, and open house. See that district policies are observed during all activities. Keep abreast of new information, innovative ideas and techniques. Obtain advance approval of the Principal for all activities and expenditures. Adhere to all district health and safety policies, including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan. Other duties as assigned by the Principal.
Must hold or be eligible for licensure in Virginia with appropriate endorsement; experience as a school counselor preferred Demonstrated leadership qualities and ability to work collaboratively with staff and administrators Understanding of continuous school improvement Experience working with diverse populations, including students with disabilities, students with limited English proficiency, who live in poverty, and students who are talented and gifted Ability to model and promote a culture of high expectations for student and staff performance Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with students, parents, and teachers for student success Ability to effectively align and manage resources, time schedules and operational procedures to maximize opportunities for students