Guidance Counselor Job Description Sample
The guidance counselor is responsible for supporting the social/emotional well-being of students, developing students' educational programs, and aiding students and families through the college admissions process. Self-reflection skills, data analysis competencies, and the ability to effectively collaborate with others are essential.
The successful candidate must have the ability to work well with students, parents, colleagues, and community members. Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must. A bachelor's degree and a Massachusetts 5-12 guidance counselor license are required; a master's degree is preferred.
Salary: Appropriate step/lane on teacher's salary schedule
Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle High School are seeking diverse and culturally competent educators.
It is the policy of the Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, gender identity, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, criminal record, genetics, or disability in its employment practices.
The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind at Staunton, Virginia is seeking a Guidance Counselor to provide personal, academic and career and technical education counseling to students enrolled at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind. This is a 10.5-month position with 210 workdays per year and state benefits. The beginning date for this position is July 16, 2019. Responsibilities include:
Maintains the guidance program by assessing student needs and coordinating guidance services for students
Collaborates with other school Guidance Counselor to ensure guidance services are consistent between all grade levels and students receive the necessary services for successful progression.
Provides personal and psycho-educational counseling in a one on one setting or group setting on a scheduled basis, in the areas of socio-emotional, academic and career development.
Provides specialized counseling sessions during residential hours as needed.
Provides support for Character Education programming as necessary.
Maintains the most current information in the School Counseling field by attending professional development opportunities.
Conducts informal and standardized career and technology assessments.
Conducts Classroom Guidance lessons related to Career/ Employment, Training, and Higher education opportunities.
Develops or serves as consultant for the development of transition plans in the Individualized Education Plans.
Serves as facility liaison to link students with outside agencies and coordinate vocational, educational and transitional services.
Works in conjunction with VSDB administration to develop and maintain class schedules for all high school students to ensure compliance with graduation requirements by gathering and coordinating information from students, families and VSDB staff.
Serves as a member of the Admissions team to evaluate information for potential placement of students.
Assesses potential success of student and determines class placement.
Serves as a member of the Student Support team to monitor the social-emotional and behavioral needs of students.
Serves as a member of the Threat Assessment Team to evaluate threats or risks on campus.
Administers and monitors testing with appropriate accommodations for entrance to workforce, colleges or higher education.
Serves as a liaison and support to the Mental Health Counseling agency on campus.
Provides crisis counseling support for escalating situations.
Recommends/contacts referral sources, agencies or programs to deal with crisis situations (available after hours for emergency or crisis intervention and assistance) * Serves as a liaison between home, school and community, and promotes effective resource utilization and positive relations with public entities in order to support transition from school to employment/higher education.
Provides information on training programs, activities and materials for families outside of the school setting.
Coordinates, plans and executes events with guest speakers from the community, recruiters, and representatives applicable to a student's social-emotional well-being or future educational/ career aspirations.
A minimum of a Master's Degree in Counseling or related field from an accredited college or university
Hold or be eligible for a valid Virginia teaching license issued by the Board of Education with endorsement as School Counselor preK-12.
Valid Virginia Driver's License and meet criteria in order to transport students as needed
Knowledge of child growth and development, and special needs of children with disabilities
Proficiency level of ?Advanced?? in American Sign Language as measured by the Sign Language Proficiency Interview or agreement to acquire the specified level within three years
Ability to plan and organize work
Ability to work using a team approach
Ability to follow school policies and procedures
Knowledge of counseling theory and principles and practices of counseling
- Knowledge of transitional planning process and community resources Physical
Ability to interact on a physical level with children and to perform repetitive motion to include standing, sitting, reaching, lifting, walking, bending , and climbing
- Experience in counseling children with disabilities
Note: A criminal history and driving record check will be required for final candidates.
Compensation / Benefits: Per Unit Agreement
Description: ISD 191 is a suburban Minneapolis system of 8,500 students comprised of the communities of Burnsville, Eagan, and Savage. District 191's dynamic leadership team is highly committed to working each day to align the work of adults throughout our system, and within our community, around improving the learning of each of our students. We are committed to finding innovative leaders who value working in a collaborative culture with colleagues and staff.
Essential Job Functions
License / Education Requirements:
School Counselor License K-12 or 7-12.
The successful Guidance Counselor will be an individual who…
… firmly believes:
- all students can learn and that their learning can be directly influenced by focusing on factors over which we have control
- that student learning guides practice and decision-making throughout the school and system
- in shared accountability and responsibility through working interdependently
- in fostering a commitment among staff and parent communities to create the conditions for equity and excellence resulting in elimination of the achievement gap
- in a model that promotes professional reflection and continuous improvement
… has demonstrated:
- successful experience in facilitating high-quality professional learning and remarkable outcomes through application
- the ability to effectively manage and lead change, including changing practices and structures in our school system that may perpetuate inequities based on race and class
- outstanding skills in written and oral communication, talent management, and school operations
- effective facilitation and personal use of technology as a communication tool to improve student achievement and manage work
- personal professional learning and development through a strong understanding of literature related to education, student learning, and leadership
- the ability to manage dialog effectively, valuing alternative points of view in planning and decision-making
- that he or she is a visible instructional leader
- courage to do what is best for students
Our online application system offers the opportunity to upload additional information such as a cover letter, resume, references and transcripts. Paper or e-mail copies of these materials will not be accepted.
Interviews will be conducted with candidates that best meet the current needs of the District.
Review of materials will start immediately.
The position will be filled on an undesignated time-frame when, and not until, the right candidate emerges.
NJ School Counselor Certification
Experience with secondary counseling, career exploration, student leadership, scheduling and program development
Experience in a diverse school community and commitment to promote equity and access
Effective communication and collaboration skills
Commitment to being involved with school community and students
If you have previously applied for the position, you do not need to reapply.
In accordance with S-414/A-3188 (http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/S0500/414_R2.HTM), school districts, charter schools, nonpublic schools, and contracted service providers ("employers") are required to review the last twenty years of employment history of prospective employees to ascertain allegations of child abuse or sexual misconduct. It explicitly prohibits such employers from hiring a person serving in a position which involves regular contact with students unless the employer conducts a review of the employment history of the applicant by contacting former and current employers and requesting information regarding child abuse and sexual misconduct allegations.
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Number Openings: (At time of posting)
Length of Work Year:
Commensurate With Experience
Date Posted: 3/18/2019 Application Deadline: Until Filled Employment Type: Full Time Length of Work Year: 10 months Salary: Commensurate With Experience Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1 Contact: Obed Nartey Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 9516607628
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All applicants must apply online. Must hold a valid MS Educator License with the endorsement code: 436
Job Title: School Counselor
Reports To: Building Principals
FLSA Status: Exempt
Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, school counselors promote student success, provide preventive services, and respond to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses academic, career, and personal/social development for all students.
B.A/B.S Degree in Education
Mississippi teaching certificate in the appropriate area.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Discusses the comprehensive school counseling program with the school administrator.
Develops and maintains a written plan for effective delivery of the school counseling program based on the MS Comprehensive School Counseling Standard Course of Study and current individual school data
Communicates the goals of the comprehensive school counseling program to education stakeholders (i.e., administrators, teachers, students, parents, and community/business leaders).
Maintains current and appropriate resources for education stakeholders.
Uses data to develop comprehensive programs that meet student needs
Provides leadership and collaborates with other educators in the school-wide integration of the State Guidance Curriculum Standard Course of Study
Implements developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented group activities to meet student needs and school goals
Incorporates into their programs the life skills that students need to be successful in the twenty-first century
Assists all students, individually or in groups, with developing academic, career and personal/social skills, goals, and plans
Accurately and appropriately interprets and utilizes student data
Provides individual and group counseling to students with identified concerns and needs.
Consults and collaborates effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, and other educational/community resources regarding students with identified concerns and needs
Implements an effective referral and follow-up process as needed
Accurately and appropriately uses assessment procedures for determining and structuring individual and group counseling services.
Collaborates with parents/guardians and educators to assist students with educational, career, and life planning
Provides appropriate information to school personnel related to the comprehensive school counseling program
Assists teachers, parents/guardians, and other stakeholders in interpreting and understanding student data
Participates in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills
Uses available technology resources to enhance the school counseling program
Adheres to laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the school counseling profession
Conducts a yearly program audit to review the extent of program implementation and effectiveness
Collects and analyzes data to guide program direction and emphasis
Measures results of the comprehensive school counseling program activities and shares results as appropriate with relevant stakeholders
Monitors student academic performance, behavior, and attendance and facilitates appropriate interventions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk; sit; use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms using a keyboard and video display terminal. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and move up to 35 pounds and occasionally up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
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. The work environment is a standard office setting and school/classroom combined with a server room. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate and occasionally high.
Position Title: Certified Teacher, Special Education
Department: Department of Special Education
Supervisor: Principal at assigned location
Term of Employment: 9 months
Salary Classification: Teacher Salary Schedule
The person in this role will create a classroom environment that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of Special Education Students – socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively. Teachers will help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able, and responsible men and women
Essential Functions: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include, but are not limited to, the following tasks, duties, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents in this class.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES generally include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
Provides case management services for students with a disability including all requirements related to IEP development, provision, and compliance to state and federal regulations.
Provides direct services to students with a disability per agreement on the IEP.
Maintains all aspect and provision of confidentiality related to (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) FERPA.
Meets and instructs assigned classes per the schedule established for the site.
Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning appropriate to the maturity and skill level of the students.
Plans and prepares lessons to provide the students with the opportunity to meet and/or exceed standards as outlined by state standards.
Sets and maintains standards of classroom behavior.
Employs a variety of instructional techniques consistent with the needs and capabilities of the students.
Guides the learning process, through the use of clearly established goals and objectives to meet student and districts goals and objectives.
Maintains accurate and completes records to meet records as required by federal, state and district regulations/requirements.
Assesses the accomplishments of students as required by policy or regulation and to assist student growth through meaningful feedback.
Works with the regular education staff to implement appropriate accommodations and modifications in the regular classroom to allow for student success.
Maintains accurate census information in a timely manner per district and state guidelines.
Attends all staff meetings as required.
When assigned an instructional assistant, plans and supervises the assignments and activities of that person(s)
Takes all reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of applicable Federal, state, county and city statutes, rules, policies and procedures.
Knowledge of applicable Peoria Unified School District and departmental policies and procedures.
Knowledge of a variety teaching methods and techniques to promote student growth.
Facilitation of successful meetings to accomplish all IEP responsibilities.
Knowledge of and provision of (Free and Appropriate Public education) FAPE to students with a disability as required by federal, state and district requirements.
A working knowledge of accommodations and modifications to appropriately meet student needs.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, vendors, students, parents, the general public and others having business with the school district.
Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A current special education teaching certificate with appropriate endorsement(s) at the Arizona Department of Education.
Must be Highly Qualified according to state and federal standards to fill the position
Must be able to pass a fingerprint and background clearance check.
Must be able to obtain and maintain an Arizona driver's license.
May be required to lift and carry heavy, bulky supplies and materials weighing up to 20 pounds.
May be required to lift students weighing up to 60 pounds.
May be required to work outside normal working hours.
May be required to travel to perform work functions.
Masters degree in Counseling OR
Masters degree in Psychology or Social Work with courses included or added that address theories and methods in counseling, psychology of adolescence, career information and development, multicultural counseling, as well as vocational, academic and career testing.
Certification or licensure preferred (i.e. school counselor state certification, licensed professional counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed master social worker)
JOB SUMMARY: The School Counselor, under the supervision of the Principal, is employed to provide educational, career, social, and personal counseling for all students in order to support each childs optimal development and to fulfill the mission and philosophy of the school.
Implement a comprehensive counseling program to include classroom guidance, individual counseling, small group counseling, crisis counseling, and consultation services.
Coordinate the campus guidance program in collaboration with campus administration and staff.
Guide students in educational and career planning.
Attend discipline, attendance, and academic review committee meetings as needed.
Provide consultation to campus administration and staff to effectively support their efforts to foster each childs optimum academic, social, emotional, spiritual, and behavioral development.
Provide support, consultation, and counseling to parents who may need skills to effectively support their childs optimum academic, social, emotional, spiritual, and behavioral development.
Maintain an open and collaborative relationship with the administration, faculty, and staff.
Perform duties consistent with the policies of the School and the Archdiocese of San Antonio Department of Catholic Schools.
Make referrals and follow-up with community providers/specialists as necessary to support student progress and school success.
Utilize data for campus counseling program evaluation and planning.
Abide by the Religious Standards for Catholic School Employees.
Maintain files and retain copies of request forms, release forms for records, follow-up records, observation reports, conference documentations, interactions with students, parents, and teachers, etc.
Keep administration informed in a timely manner of student concerns in accordance with school policies, policies of the Archdiocese, and in accordance with the ethical standards of the profession and licensure.
Keep all school matters and student documentation confidential.
Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the campus administration.
1.Bachelor's degree in education from an accredited college or university required.
2.Valid Michigan Teaching Certificate.
3.Must be highly qualified as defined by the Michigan State Dept. of Education.
4.Experience working with at-risk youth.
5.High degree of technology skills
6.Willingness to learn the tenants of Response to Intervention and Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (RTI/PBIS)
7.Desire to collaborate with peers and work as a team
Essential Job Duties:
1.Teaches district approved curriculum
2.Creates a safe and respectful classroom environment for all learners
3.Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional technology to engage all learners
4.Establishes and communicates clear objectives for all lessons and units
5.Uses a variety of formative and summative assessments
6.Takes a trauma-sensitive approach when working with students
7.Communicates professionally to students, parents, and colleagues
8.Maintains accurate and complete records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations
9.Other duties as assigned by building administrator
Position: Elementary Guidance Counselor
Work Site: Assigned Elementary School
General Job Description:
Assist in the student's development in the areas of intellectual, mental, social and emotional health. Support, as needed, a student's academic, physical, vocational, progress in the school.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Work in the classroom using guidance curriculum: Classroom activities, group activities, curriculum development, and curriculum preparation.
Work with individual students doing individual assessment, advisement placement, vocational/occupational assessment, screening.
Consult with parent(s) and teacher(s), individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, referral(s), MDTM, SAT, parent calls.
Educate the staff/community on student guidance issues.
Balance class sizes, build master schedule, calculating GPA's and CUM folders.
Attend trainings on student guidance issues as assigned by his/her principal.
Maintain transcripts/CUM folders.
Perform testing duties as assigned by supervisor.
Comply with all Board of Education policies, administrative regulations, Public Education Department guidelines and local, state and federal laws.
Complete additional job responsibilities as assigned.
- Master's degree in School Counseling or related field
- NM PED Counselor license (600)
- Training in Master schedule building and Special Education (IDEA) & 504
Standing, sitting, walking, lifting, carrying up to 50 pounds, climbing, bending, reaching, kneeling, driving a vehicle, traveling long distances, writing, typing, word processing, reading, researching information, and effective communication skills.
Safety and Health:
Knowledge of universal hygiene precautions
Multimedia equipment, including current technology
Materials relevant to job responsibilities
Various degrees of noise, temperature and air quality
Completion of job assignment without direct supervision
Completion of applications and assignments within the timeframes allowed
Extended work hour, on occasions
Term of Employment:
190 days annually / 7.5 hours per day
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