Career Counselor

Job | Posted 2 days ago
Position Areas
Pupil Services


College and Career Counselor Job Description

Under the direction of school counseors and the principal, the College and Career Counselor
will organize, maintain and operate a high school College and  Career Center and provide a wide variety of
career information and materials. The counseor will communicate with students, faculty, parents and community
representatives concerning career planning and college entrance.

Provide career and college entrance information and assistance to students, teachers, parents and
counselors; coordinate day-to-day operations and schedule activities, programs and speakers.
Prepare career education and instructional materials for use by teachers and students; assist students in
locating and using college/career information as needed for research, assignments and post-high school
Train and support the implementation of Career Cruising College and Career planning software.
Facilitate Counselors with interest inventories; career experience and 4-year planning.
Obtain, organize, file and display guidance materials; catalog and prepare for use by students; maintain
displays and bulletin boards.
Plan, organize, develop and implement career events and publications; prepare letters, flyers, matters and
other material to publicize Career Center services, resources and speaker programs.
Contact, schedule and arrange guest speakers from the local business community, colleges and military
services to present information regarding specific occupation.
Schedule visitations by representatives from local colleges; organize, coordinate and publicize career-
related events and other opportunities; obtain and circulate current college catalogs.
Develop and maintain a current and comprehensive occupational library including information on career
and career clusters, employment prospects and trends and employment requirements and opportunities;
obtain and circulate current college catalogs
Provide information concerning scholastic aptitude and achievement tests; assist students with applications
and scheduling; distribute test results as appropriate
Assist students with Career Center material and equipment.
Prepare and deliver informational presentation as requested; orient students to Career Center resources
and services.
Maintain a current inventory of Career Center equipment and materials; assist in determining purchase
Plan and conduct Career Days, Career Month, Teen Job Fairs, or College Fairs.
Attend meetings, conferences and seminars regarding career trends, college entrance and financial aid.
Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:
 Career and occupational resources, trends and opportunities.
 College entrance requirements and procedures
 Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
 Modern office practices, procedures, and equipment
 Record Keeping techniques.
 Oral and written communication skills
 Telephone techniques and etiquette.
 Basic research methods
 College admission requirements, financial aid requirements an training necessary for future
Ability to:
 Organize, maintain and operate a high school Career Center.
 Provide specialized assistance and information concerning career planning and college entrance to
students, parents, staff, and community agencies.
 Develop and provide information and materials related to career/college opportunities for high
school students
Obtain evaluate and process occupational literature
Operate PC’s in a window environment using various office productivity software applications
 Operate modern office equipment and audio/visual equipment.
 Work independently using effective public relations skills with little direction.
 Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships
 Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
 Meet schedules and time lines
 Plan and organize work
 Work confidently with discretion
 Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
 Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Bachelors/Master’s Degree in school couseling or a related area. 
Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility. 
Travel Requirements 

Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required. Supervised by school counselors and school principals. 

Posted By

Essex County Schools

P.O. Box 756 , Tappahannock, VA 22560

At the following locations

Essex High School

833 High School Circle , Tappahannock, VA 22560