High School Counselor (2022-2023)
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: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
The license status must be active or about to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program.
*THIS POSITION IS FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR*
JOB TITLE: School Counselor
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the building principal plans and provides for appropriate services for students. Provide an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of all students. Monitor and evaluate student outcomes. Communicate and interact with students, parents, staff and community. Develop, select and modify guidance lessons and materials to meet the needs of all students. Monitor appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: -Provide services to students in the areas of academic, personal/social and career development. -Counsel students individually and in small groups. -Conduct classroom guidance activities. -Expose students to career exploration and interest inventories (Kuder, VA Career View, VA View, VA Mentor and Workplace Readiness Skills). -Review school data frequently to ensure that the school counseling program is meeting the academic, career and personal/social development of all students. -Prepare reports, records, lists and all other required information and data. -Encourage teacher/parent communication and community involvement. -Assist students in conflict resolution. -Manage crises. -Assist in the identification of students with special needs. -Refer students to intervention/remediation programs, as well as, academic and alternative programs to ensure academic success and personal well-being. -Interpret student records. -Initiate student programs. -Refer students to appropriate school personnel and community agencies. -Participate in SST, Child Study and 504 meetings. -Participate in parent/teacher conferences. -Serve as resource for school personnel and parents. -Maintain a variety of files/records and departmental library of supplementary and reference materials. -Follow required procedures and practices. -Submit monthly time and task reports electronically. -Attend division-wide counselor meetings. -Participate in professional development activities. -Perform related work as required.
High School Only: -Serve all students, but is specifically responsible for students in counselor caseload. -Conduct individual academic program planning and updating of 4-yr plans. -Prepare students for graduation including, but not limited to: scheduling, verification of -Carnegie units/credits, verified credits, diploma plans and diploma seals. -Inform students of all post-secondary options. -Support the scholarship chairperson by promoting scholarships. -Support the ACCESS Counselor by promoting financial aid services and scholarships. -Assist students with the college application process (transcripts, essays, letters of recommendations, resume, college fair, etc.). -Assist students with post-secondary vocational and employment opportunities. -Inform students about the advantages of higher level courses (AP) and Early College Scholars program. -Prepare and inform students for standardize testing (PSAT, SAT, ACT, ASVAB). -Inform students about the importance of extracurricular activities. -Keep the guidance department chair appraised of any problems encountered. -Participate in department’s school counseling activities. -Participate in counselor related school/division activities (graduation, College Night, etc.).