School Counselor - High School

Job | Posted 2 years ago
Job Certification
Employment Type
Grade Levels
Start Date
Upcoming School Year
Position Areas
Pupil Services

Must hold a license issued by Virginia Department of Education.
The license must be in one of the following types: Collegiate Professional License, Postgraduate Professional License, Pupil Personnel Services License, Statement of Eligibility.
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.


Job Title: School Counselor – High School Contract Length: 222 day contract FLSA Status: Exempt Job Summary The high school guidance counselor is responsible for helping students understand their abilities and interests in light of the opportunities and demands they experience presently or may experience in the future. Essential Duties To counsel students individually and in groups to assist in problem-solving and decision making of a personal, social, emotional, academic, educational, avocational, or vocational nature. To provide for the student’s orientation to the offerings of the high school, its personnel, facilities, regulations, rules, customs, traditions, courses, health, discipline, attendance, guidance counseling, and other available services. To collect, organize, and disseminate information concerning employment, and explaining education opportunities beyond the secondary school level. To collect and interpret data about students to assist in program planning, occupational and/or educational placement, and student adjustment. To provide information for students by: Assisting in appraising their interests, aptitudes, abilities, educational achievement, and interests. Assisting in program planning in accordance with available data so that students may have the opportunity to utilize their abilities more fully and establish realistic goals in education, employments, and life To assist in the administration of the state-testing programs and administer other tests in accordance with regulations established by the State of Virginia. To consult with others of the school staff on: Making recommendations for schedule changes. Individualizing instruction. Submitting and/or processing referrals to the psychologist. Referring students for specialized services beyond those provided by the school. To confer with parents in appropriate individual or group sessions on: The personal, educational, and vocational development of their children. The total educational program of the school. The post-high school educational and occupational opportunities for their children. To cooperate with other authorized services by assisting in group sessions with teachers, students, and administrators. To facilitate the transitions of students by: Providing for consistent articulation between middle school, high school, and post high school experiences. Serving as a community liaison agent. To assist the public in an understanding of the total school program. To provide for the placement of dropouts and graduates in the appropriate sequential step whether vocationally or educationally. To undertake the continuous evaluation of the nature and scope of the guidance services as outlined above for the efficient, inclusive, and effective functioning of guidance as an integral part of the total educational program. Performs other duties as assigned by the school principal. Job Specifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions. Working Conditions & Physical Requirements Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to dial a telephone, to enter data into a computer; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors, and on the telephone; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds; and to bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs, walk and reach overhead. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment. Duties may be occasionally performed on field trips away from school. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Clearance Criminal Justice Background check, Fingerprinting, TB Assessment Supervision Received: Principal This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The applicant will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the Principal or appropriate administrator. Accomack County Public Schools reserves the right to update, revise, or change this job description and related duties at any time. The Accomack County School System does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, handicap, race, religion, color, or national origin in its employment practices. "We are an equal opportunity employer."

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Accomack County Public Schools

23296 Courthouse Avenue , Accomac, VA 23301

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Accomack County Public Schools

23296 Courthouse Avenue , Accomac, VA 23301

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $11,724

% ELL Students


State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 14.22

% IEP Students


State Average: 13%



State Average: 801