POSITION: School Counselor
REPORTS TO: Principal
Please contact Dr. Julian Carter at (910) 206-1423 or firstname.lastname@example.org about the position
PURPOSE: 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.
The major functions of the school counselor job’s description is to incorporate the North Carolina State Board of Education’s guiding mission: every public school student will graduate from high chool, globally competitive for work and postsecondary education and prepared for life in the 21st Century.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. MAJOR FUNCTION: DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF A COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM
1.1 Discusses the comprehensive school counseling program with the school administrator.
1.2 Develops and maintains a written plan for effective delivery of the school counseling program based on the NC Comprehensive School Counseling Standard Course of Study and current individual school data.
1.3 Communicates the goals of the comprehensive school counseling program to
education stakeholders (i.e., administrators, teachers, students, parents, and
1.4 Maintains current and appropriate resources for education stakeholders.
1.5 Uses the majority of time providing direct services through the Guidance
Curriculum, Individual Student Planning and Preventive and Responsive Services,
and most remaining time in program management, system support, and
accountability (national standards recommend 80% of time in Guidance Curriculum,
Individual Student Planning and Preventive and Responsive Services and 20% of time in
program management, system support, and accountability (American School Counselor
1.6 Uses data to develop comprehensive programs that meet student needs.
2 MAJOR FUNCTION: DELIVERY OF A COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL
2.1 Provides leadership and collaborates with other educators in the school-wide
integration of the State Guidance Curriculum Standard Course of Study.
2.2 Implements developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented group activities to
meet student needs and school goals.
2.3 Incorporates into their programs the life skills that students need to be successful in
the twenty-first century.
Individual Student Planning
2.4 Assists all students, individually or in groups, with developing academic, career
and personal/social skills, goals, and plans.
2.5 Accurately and appropriately interprets and utilizes student data.
2.6 Collaborates with parents/guardians and educators to assist students with educational, career, and life planning.
Preventive and Responsive Services
2.7 Provides individual and group counseling to students with identified concerns and needs.
2.8 Consults and collaborates effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, and other educational/community resources regarding students with identified concerns and needs.
2.9 Implements an effective referral and follow-up process as needed.
2.10 Accurately and appropriately uses assessment procedures for determining and structuring individual and group counseling services.
2.11 Provides appropriate information to school personnel related to the comprehensive school counseling program.
2.12 Assists teachers, parents/guardians, and other stakeholders in interpreting and understanding student data.
2.13 Participates in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills.
2.14 Uses available technology resources to enhance the school counseling program.
2.15 Adheres to laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the school counseling profession.
3. MAJOR FUNCTION: ACCOUNTABILITY
3.1 Conducts a yearly program audit to review extent of program implementation and effectiveness.
3.2 Collects and analyzes data to guide program direction and emphasis.
3.3 Measures results of the comprehensive school counseling program activities and shares results as appropriate with relevant stakeholders.
3.4 Monitors student academic performance, behavior, and attendance and facilitates appropriate interventions.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Work in this classification is considered light physical work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects. Generally, the job requires sitting, walking, and standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.
Certificates & Licenses: Master’s Level School Counselor License
Continuing Education/Training: Maintain Licensure & CEUs
Employment will require extensive background check.
*All employees are to adhere to the ALL of Richmond County Schools Board of Education Policies. They are located on the RCS County website under District Information. Click on Board of Education. Policies are located at the bottom. Call if you need assistance.