Must hold a license issued by Virginia Department of Education.
The license must be in Postgraduate Professional License.
The license status must be active.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Pursuant to the Standards of Quality, school counselors shall make reasonably available, with available resources, to all students the following guidance and counseling services:
1. Academic guidance which assists students and their parents to acquire knowledge of the curricula choices available to students, to plan a program of studies, to arrange and interpret academic testing, and to seek post-secondary academic opportunities; 2. Career guidance which helps students to acquire information and plan action about work, jobs, apprenticeships, and post-secondary educational and career opportunities;
3. Personal/social counseling which assists a student to develop an understanding of themselves, the rights and needs of others, how to resolve conflict and to define individual goals, reflecting their interests, abilities and aptitudes. Such counseling may be provided either (i) in groups (e.g., all fifth graders) in which generic issues of social development are addressed or (ii) through structured individual or small group multi-session counseling which focuses on the specific concerns of the participant (e.g., divorce, abuse or aggressive behavior).
Summary of School Counselor PreK-12 Program Competencies
1. The ability to support students by cooperatively working with parents/guardians and teachers.
2. Understanding of the principles and theories of human growth and development throughout the lifespan and their implications for school guidance and counseling.
3. Understanding of the social and cultural foundations of education and their implications for school guidance and counseling programs.
4. Understanding of lifespan career development.
5. Understanding of the skills and processes for counseling students to include:
a. Individual and group counseling for academic development; b. Individual and group counseling for career development; and c. Individual and group counseling for personal/social development.
6. Understanding of the knowledge, skills, and processes for providing developmental group guidance, including:
a. Academic development; b. Career development; and c. Personal/social development.
7. Understanding of the skills and processes related to the school counseling program at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels, including:
a. Characteristics of learners at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels; b. Program planning; c. Coordination; d. Consultation; and e. Staffing patterns.
8. Understanding of the knowledge, skills, and processes of student appraisal and assessment relative to school guidance and counseling programs, including:
a. Individual assessment; and b. Group assessment.
9. Understanding of the counseling professional, including:
a. Legal considerations; b. Ethical considerations; and c. Professional issues and standards.
10. Understanding of the skills and processes of research and evaluation aimed at improving school guidance and counseling programs.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
The Sussex County School Board is an equal opportunity employer; as such, it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, political affiliation, handicapping condition, or sex in its educational programs or employment. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position or program to which application has been made. ion has been made.