School Counselor Intern
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: Preschool/Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
JOB TITLE: School Counselor Intern
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISORS: Principal and School Counselor Supervisor
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The School Counseling Intern assists the school counselors in planning and providing appropriate counseling services for students and creating an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of all students. Communicates and interacts with students, parents, staff and community members. Monitors and evaluates student outcomes. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a credentialed school counselor and the general supervision of the building principal.
The School Counseling Intern is a one-year position for candidates nearing completion of an approved school counselor master’s degree program. Candidates for the position should complete their master’s program and be eligible for Virginia licensure with an endorsement in School Counselor Prek-12 by the start of the following school year. The position will be based in a secondary school (middle or high school) and may serve placements at the secondary and elementary levels, both under the direct supervision of a credentialed school counselor. This is a 10-month, 200-day position.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: All work is performed under the direct supervision of a credentialed school counselor.
-Assists school counselors in the development and maintenance of an effective school counseling program consistent with the school’s mission and goals as mandated by the VDOE, school board policy, and the office of student support services. -Provides services to students in the areas of academic, personal/social and career development. -Counsels students individually and in small groups. -Conducts classroom guidance activities. -Exposes students to career exploration and interest inventories. -Reviews school data for evidence the school counseling program is meeting the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. -Prepares reports, records, lists and all other required information and data. -Encourages teacher/parent communication and community involvement. -Assists students in conflict resolution. -Manages crises. -Assists in the identification of students with special needs. -Interprets student records, and initiates student programs. -Refers students to intervention/remediation programs, as well as academic and alternative programs, to ensure academic success and personal well-being. -Refers students to appropriate school personnel and community agencies. -Participates in SST, Child Study and 504 meetings. -Participates in parent/teacher conferences. -Serves as a resource for school personnel and parents. -Maintains a variety of files/records and departmental library of supplementary and reference materials. -Follows required procedures and practices. -Submits monthly time and task reports electronically. -Keeps the guidance department chair apprised of any problems encountered. -Attends division-wide counselor meetings. -Participates in professional development activities. -Performs related work as required.