School Counselor (#1595834)

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Join our team at Hamilton County Schools as a School Counselor!

About Us:

Hamilton County Schools, located in beautiful Chattanooga, TN, is on track to become the fastest improving school district in the state of Tennessee. We believe in success for all students and are dedicated to helping all students succeed to their highest potential.

We are hiring, supporting, and retaining outstanding top teaching talent in order to reach our goal of success for all students. With nearly 80 schools located in urban, rural, and suburban communities, we are confident that you can find your place in Hamilton County.

Who we serve:

Hamilton County Schools serves over 42,000 students across our diverse county in urban, rural and suburban communities. Our families speak 125 languages and approximately 8.5% of our students are English language learners.

Our results:

The state of Tennessee has recognized Hamilton County as an “Achieving” school district. A few of our recent achievements include:

16 Reward Schools 16 Volkswagen E-Labs - the highest concentration of fabrication labs of any district in the US or abroad Milken Award winning teacher; State Principal of the Year (2017) 13 High Schools with over 18 Future Ready Institutes

Interested candidates must apply to this position at bit.ly/HCSSchoolCounselor

Responsibilities:

Reviews a variety of student assessment data to ensure continuous improvement in measurable student performance and achievement. Implements district, state, and federal policies, regulations, and laws, where appropriate. Works to discover and develop special abilities of students, with a long-term goal of high school graduation. Registers students new to the school and orients them to school procedures and the school’s varied opportunities for learning. Counsels students on an individual or small-group basis to develop resolution and/or coping skills when dealing with personal problems related to school, home, health, and emotional issues that may impact educational achievement and /or school attendance. Plans student field trips as appropriate to schools, colleges, and industry. Confidentially initiates, assembles, maintains, interprets, and appropriately transfers accurate health, attendance, cumulative progress, activity, and uniform transcript records for assigned students. Makes recommendations to colleges for admissions and scholarships; assists students in the preparation and processing of college, scholarship, and employment applications. Confers with parents on a regular basis as appropriate. Assists students in evaluating their aptitudes and abilities through the interpretation of individual standardized test scores and other pertinent data, and works with students in evolving educational and occupational plans in terms of such evaluation. Advises and assists students in course and subject selection. Follows established procedures to ensure assigned areas are safe. Works collaboratively with all stakeholders.

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Hamilton County School District

3074 Hickory Valley RD, Chattanooga, TN 37421
 

Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$9,326 (USD)

State Average: $9,312 (USD)

% ELL Students

5%

State Average: 4%

Student Teacher Ratio

14.16

State Average: 15.06

% IEP Students

12%

State Average: 13%

FTE

5,302

State Average: 874