School Guidance Counselor 7-12
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: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
The license status must be active or about to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program.
Come work at Merit College Preparatory Academy. We are located about 10 minutes from Center Street in Provo. 1440 West Center Street in Springville.
We are a Charter school with 450 students. You will be working with one other school guidance Counselor to help our students have an amazing middle and high school experience, prepare to be successful in school and in the life after school including career, scholarships, and higher education.
Position Purpose Under the general supervision of the building Principal and Counseling & Social Services Director, follows USBE and Tooele County School District standards and objectives to develop students' skills 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.
Essential Performance Responsibilities:
Prepares students for college and career readiness. 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. Serves as ready resource to students to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and maturity. Plans and coordinates field trips to institutions of higher learning, businesses and other organizations related to guidance responsibilities. Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research, and by maintaining professional relationships with members of institutions of higher learning and the business community. Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and providing student information to prospective colleges and employers, as required by district procedures and applicable laws. Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents. Assists in the orientation of new teachers, and provides in-service training in guidance. Assists students with Mental Health needs following FERPA guidelines.
Additional Duties Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated. Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.