The Guidance counselor will help students develop the academic and social skills needed to succeed, personally and professionally and help students overcome obstacles that may inhibit their learning. The Guidance counselor will foster each student's positive emotional, social, moral and cognitive development, and general well-being. The counselor will work in collaboration with parents, teachers, Division Directors, and medical professionals to identify and address these problems. Counselors contribute to the team by providing guidance activities, student observation, and consultation. In addition counselors are available to help make referrals to any students or staff that might need outside support /counseling.
School Counselor Job Responsibilities:
Advises and counsels students regarding academic, educational, and short-term social and emotional problems.
Remains universally accessible and knows every student for whom they are responsible.
Provides individual student planning and responsive services to support students and their families regarding academic matters.
Teaches guidance classes and provides guidance counseling to students through planned activities in small group or classroom settings to convey educational, social, and important school information, and offers parent learning for parents.
Consults, facilitates, and maintains communication with parents, teachers, administrators, and pertinent agents on specific student and parent academic and educational matters including academic modifications and/or accommodations.
Provides feedback and recommends appropriate action and solutions to individual student’s academic and educational needs and abilities.
Participates on a Student Success Team, identifies students who may need targeted or intensive services, and coordinates with behavioral health specialists.
Assists students/parents in understanding school policies and procedures.
Provides brief counseling to address social and emotional concerns and appropriately refers students to behavioral health specialists.
Communicates, coordinates, and collaborates with behavioral health specialists on developing and implementing student supports.
Supports and attends appropriate student activities and events.
Ability to enlist student trust as well as maintain confidentiality.
Understands reporting requirements.
Master's Degree plus 3 years of experience
Orientation to progressive philosophy and teaching methods