Adult Education Guidance Counselor

Job | Posted 25 days ago
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Employment Type
Full-time
Start Date
Immediately
Position Areas
Pupil Services

Description

Under the supervision of the Coordinator II - Adult Education and Credit Recovery Programs, the Adult Education Counselor promotes adult learner success, provides preventive services, and responds to identify the target group needs by implementing a comprehensive counseling program that addresses academic, career, and personal/social development.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Inform staff and adults of services provided by the Adult Education program and how to access those services

Provide applicable materials and resources to teachers for doing guidance activities in their classrooms

Provide staff with resources to accommodate individual differences and needs of adult learners

Conduct small and large group activities based on courses designed to meet the particular needs of the local community

Assist all adult learners, individually or in groups, with developing academic, career and personal/social skills, goals, and plans

Accurately and appropriately use assessment procedures for determining and structuring individual and group counseling services

Manage and communicate a clear means for counseling referrals and other access to counseling services

Appropriately guide adult learners in developing goals based on individual data and other relevant information

Monitor adult learners’ academic performance, behavior and attendance, assisting with appropriate interventions as needed

Accurately and appropriately interpret and utilize adult learner data to make informed decisions

Consult and collaborate effectively with teachers, administrators, and other educational/community resources regarding adult learners with identified concerns and needs

Collaborate with adult learners with educational and career planning

Apprise teachers of adaptive materials and services that exist and are available to adult learners

Participate in professional development activities relevant to counseling to improve knowledge and skills

Use available technology resources to enhance the school counseling program

Adhere to laws, policies, procedures and ethical standards of the school counseling profession

Perform other related duties as required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of the theory, techniques, and procedures of counseling

Knowledge of the community facilities and services available for use by adults with economic and child guidance problems

Ability to act as liaison between teachers, parents and administrators

Ability to deal tactfully with adult learners and to gain the cooperation of persons being interviewed for program entrance

Ability to conduct adult vocational programs and trainings as appropriate

Ability to take part in crisis team involvements to any school site as needed

Ability to give orders while remaining calm in crisis situations

Ability to plan and coordinate programs such as short courses, lectures, workshops, seminars, conferences, film series, demonstrations or group presentations to assist with future educational plans

Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely orally and in writing

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and all other persons contacted during the course of the work

Posted By

Danville Public Schools

341 Main Street, Suite 100 P.O. Box 9600, Danville, VA 24543
 

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Danville Public Schools

341 Main Street, Suite 100 P.O. Box 9600, Danville, VA 24543