School Counselor Job summary 1
Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration,
School Counselor promotes student success, provides preventive services, and responds to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses academic, career, and personal/social development for all students.
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Development and management of a comprehensive school counseling program: Develops and maintains a plan for effective delivery of the school counseling program based on the Comprehensive School Counseling Standard Course of Study and current individual school data.
Individual Student Planning: Assists all students, individually or in groups, with developing academic, career and personal/social skills goals and plans. Accurately interprets and utilizes student data. Collaborates with parents/guardians and educators to assist students with educational and career planning.
Preventive and Responsive Services: Effectively and appropriately assesses and address the needs, characteristics and interactions of students, families, personnel, and community. Implements effective referral and follow-up process. Uses assessment procedures for determining and structuring individual and group counseling services. Implements developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented group activities to meet student needs and school goals.
System Support: Provides information to staff 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 technology resources to enhance the school counseling program. Adheres to laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the school counseling profession.
Advocacy: Advocates for appropriate services for students and their families.
Consultation and Collaboration: Communicates the goals of the comprehensive school counseling program to education stakeholders (i.e., administrators, teachers, students, parents, and community/business leaders.)
Accountability: Collects and analyzes data to guide program direction and emphasis. Measures results of the school counseling program activities and shares results as appropriate. Monitors student academic performance, behavior and attendance and assists with appropriate interventions.
Any other duties as assigned.
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School Counselor Job summary 2
School Counselor to provide support services to school age students. Must meet regulated licensure and/or state certification requirements.
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School Counselor Job summary 3
Provide goal-oriented counseling sessions in response to individual student needs as well as guide and assist students with educational plans.
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We are seeking a
School Counselor to work with elementary and middle school students
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School Counselor Job summary 5
To plan and implement a program which creates an environment where students can learn and develop optimally. To administer tests, interpret scores, and maintain other records pertinent to better understanding of student achievement and potential. To assist individual students through the counseling relationship to utilize their own resources and environment opportunities in the process of self-understanding, planning, decision making, and coping with problems relative to student developmental needs and vocational and educational decisions.
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Supports the educational endeavors of the individual schools by abiding by the rules and regulations that apply to all professional personnel.
Develops annual calendar of recurring guidance and counseling activities.
Plans and assists in the orientation of new students and their parents to school environment and activities.
Provides guidance services that shall assist the
teacher in getting the child to achieve his maximum potential.
maintenance of confidential records on each student including standardized test scores, scholarship applications, and reports of psychological evaluations.
Implements a standard procedure for referral of children from
teacher to counselor and from counselor to appropriate outside agencies.
Coordinates the administration of all educational and vocational testing conducted in the school.
Compiles assessment (standardized test) data to assist school staff in formulating instructional procedures.
Administers individual evaluations, when needed.
Interprets test scores to students, parents, and teachers.
Assists students in evaluating their aptitudes, abilities, interests, and achievement in order to formulate appropriate vocational and educational plans.
Provides individual and small group counseling for students in order to facilitate personal-social growth and development.
Supervises the preparation and processing of college, scholarship, and employment applications.
Collects and disseminates occupational-educational information to individual students, their parents, and to classes involved in vocational exploration.
Conducts guidance and counseling sessions designed to reinforce the holding power of the school and discourage students from dropping out.
Interprets the guidance program and explains guidance services to the community through utilization of the news media, contact with civic organizations, and communication with parents.
Appraises effectiveness of the total school program by a periodic follow-up of both graduates and dropouts.
Engages in self-reflection and growth opportunities to support high levels of learning for all students.
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The incumbent of this position performs productive counseling case work and research that reflect current methods and applications in the counseling field.
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Responsible for conducting initial counseling sessions, individual social history interviews, and needs assessment inventories with new students.
Counsels students with establishing career goals, available educational and training opportunities, and making appropriate plans.
Interprets test results to determine interest areas and strengths and weaknesses of student aptitudes.
Maintains a professional and timely counseling file on each student assigned.
Conducts group counseling taking active role in suggesting discussion topics, identifying thematic problems or needs, providing information, giving advice, and encouraging the group to explore effective and realistic alternatives for problem solving.
Participates in the coordination of the Mental Health program and meets regularly with the mental health consultant to discuss diagnosis, intervention, and provide behavior modification counseling as it pertains to at risk students.
Participates in staff training to include: new counseling techniques and methods, group counseling; and identification and assessment tools.
Monitors the quality and effectiveness of the educational, vocational, and residential training components based on established and defined measures, and advises managers and staff members of findings.
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School Counselor assists all students to develop skills in the areas of personal-social growth, educational planning, and career and vocational development.
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Under the direction of the School Principal or Counseling Coordinator, the
School Counselor will implement a comprehensive equitable school counseling program by creating services and activities to support School Counseling Model. The School Counselor performs counseling activities, which includes helping all students develop specific academic and career development skills, establishing the school counseling program, supporting social and emotional development, working with the community, and networking with all professionals at the school and within the counseling community.
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Helps all students develop skills in the areas of academic-personal-social growth, educational planning, and career and vocational development.
Establishes the school counseling program based upon the American School Counseling Association (ACSA) model and develops activities and resources to implement and evaluate the program.
Provides direct counseling services.
Educates and advocates for trauma-sensitive and informed schools.
Analyzes data concerning the academic, career, social and emotional development of pupils to identify issues, needs and challenges of pupils.
Address needs relating to the academic, career, social and emotional development of all pupils.
Assists students with investigating career opportunities.
Counselors support all stakeholders to help all students become career and college ready.
Assists students with acquiring skills that maximize their personal and social development.
Assist students with developing skills that support academic achievement and lifelong learning.
Maintain accurate transcripts by assisting students with appropriate course selection and placement to fulfill high school graduation requirements.
Create an individual 4-year academic plan with each student in caseload.
Advocate for equitable access to a rigorous education for all pupils and work to remove systemic barriers to such access.
Provide individual pupils services relating to academic planning and goal setting.
Provide peer facilitation, crisis counseling and short-term counseling to pupils in individual and small-group settings.
Provide referrals to a pupil and the parent or legal guardian of a pupil, as needed, for additional support services provided by the school or within the community.
Works with the community to assist students and families in need of services outside the school's resources.
Networks with all professionals at school and within the counseling community to monitor and assess the needs of students at the site.
Maintains confidentiality, facilitates and /or participates in conferences with teachers, students, and parents.
Consults with and serves as a resource for the community.
Complies with school and district policies and state and federal laws.
Attends training and ongoing professional development.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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School Counselor Job summary 9
To help all students develop skills in the areas of personal-social growth, educational planning, and career/vocational development.
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Follow all Board policies
Maintain confidentiality of all student, parent, and staff information
Establish the school counseling program and develop activities and resources to implement the program
Coordinate counseling services for students
Provide individual and group counseling services to meet the developmental, preventive, and remedial needs of students
Consult and collaborate with parents, teachers, and other staff members to assist in meeting the needs of students
Monitors student academic performance, behavior, and attendance and facilitates appropriate interventions
Adhere to ethical standards of the counseling profession
Provides intervention strategies to teachers
Coordinate the efforts of support services and outside agencies
Follow procedures for suspected cases of child abuse or neglect
Other duties, as assigned, by supervisor/administrator.
School Counselor Requirements & Skills 9
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
Current counseling license, or be in process of obtaining
Previous counseling experience with children is preferred
Ability to plan, coordinate, and evaluate the effectiveness of student programs
Highly organized and attention to detail
Ability to multi-task giving priority to the most important duties
Strong oral and written communication skills
Friendly and able to interact professionally and positively with staff, students, parents, and community members
Computer skills should include, at a minimum, keyboarding, email, databases, Word, and Excel
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The job of
School Counselor is done for the purpose/s of providing and promoting a comprehensive, developmental program of guidance and counseling to assist students in the areas of academic achievement, career decision making, personal-social growth and community contribution and act as a consultant in this regard to school staff, parents and community members.
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Assists individuals or groups of students for the purpose of solving problems with peers, teachers, home and family through personal and/or group counseling.
Assists students in transitions from elementary to middle to high school for the purpose of ensuring students are successful at all educational levels.
Assists students in planning their educational program through counseling, providing information, assessments and post-high school planning (e.g. course selection, schedule adjustments, alternative placement options, etc.) for the purpose of helping to ensure students will be successful after high school in either a career or further schooling.
Assists the staff to better understand students by providing sound and current research information for the purpose of enabling the
teacher to aid the student's affective development.
Collaborates with a wide variety of internal and external groups (e.g. specialist, outside agencies, etc.) for the purpose of supporting student needs, gathering information and addressing problems.
Compiles data from internal and external sources for the purpose of analyzing issues, ensuring compliance with policies and procedures and/or monitoring program components.
Consults with educational specialists (e.g. school psychologist, administrators, school health personnel, teachers, etc.) for the purpose of gathering and conveying information that will help individual students become successful.
Consults with parents regarding student's academic and personal progress for the purpose of advising the parents of available resources.
Coordinates with teachers, college and university personnel, resource specialists and/or community for the purpose of providing/receiving requested information and/or making recommendations.
Counsels students, parents, and guardians for the purpose of enhancing student success in school.
Develops a variety of special programs (e.g. career night, financial aid workshops, etc.) for the purpose of providing information to assist students in the successful transition from high school to career, training and/or continuing education.
Maintains manual and electronic documents, files and records for the purpose of documenting activities, conveying information and/or providing an up-to-date reference and audit trail.
Monitors students' progress for the purpose of identifying issues and taking appropriate action for increasing student success.
Participates as a member or facilitator in meetings, workshops, and seminars that frequently involve a range of issues for the purpose of gathering information required to perform functions.
Prepares a wide variety of materials (e.g. reports, correspondence, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
Provides information to students about life planning and further education for the purpose of helping to ensure the success of the student while in school and after school.
Provides individual and crisis counseling for the purpose of helping the student deal with issues and helping them resolve problems so they can be successful in school.
Provides appropriate academic assessments using formal and informal appraisal instruments and procedures for the purpose of determining where the student is presently and what programs or classes might best be suited for the student.
Responds to a variety of questions from staff, parents, and students for the purpose of providing information, guidance or referral.
Schedules student classes for the purpose of securing appropriate placement and meeting their graduation and college eligibility requirements.
Serves as a member of student threat assessment and suicide screening teams for the purpose of addressing student problems and needs and preventing bullying and suicide.
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