May 11, 2020

School Counselor

  • TrulyHired
  • Norfolk, VA, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Full-Time and Permanent; Exempt; 7.33 Hours/Day; 200 Days/Year; 10 Months/Year

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in school counseling.
  • In possession of or eligible for Virginia Department of Education licensure with appropriate endorsement(s).
  • Tuberculin skin test certifying the individual is free of contagious tuberculosis.
  • Ability to counsel individuals and small groups of students.
  • Interpersonal skills to get along well with students, parents, faculty, and administrators.
  • Demonstration of small group skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of counseling theory and services.
  • Knowledge in use of office equipment.
Nature of Position
  • A counselor works with individual students, small groups, and in the classroom to enhance students' chances for success both inside and outside the school.
  • Proactive and intervention services are provided to insure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve their goals.
  • Spends at least sixty (60) percent of the school day in individual and small group counseling to:
    • Enhance self-concept development.
    • Motivate students for greater academic success.
    • Help prevent students from dropping out of school.
    • Strengthen decision-making skills.
    • Provide conflict resolution techniques.
    • Cope with personal problems related to family and peers.
    • Provide access to post-secondary opportunities.
    • Assist students in evaluating abilities and aptitudes through test interpretation.
  • Sits on Student Support Team.
  • Provides developmental classroom group guidance sessions in conjunction with classroom teachers on peer relations, self-concept development, and decision-making skills. (Elementary)
  • Administers self-concept scale and holds ongoing small group sessions with fourth and fifth grade students scoring in the bottom third on the composite score. (Elementary)
  • Sits on crisis team. (Elementary)
  • Coordinates crisis team and intervention services. (Secondary)
  • Refers students to alternative programs within and outside the school system.
  • Confers with parents.
  • Assists students in course selection based upon educational and career goals; emphasis placed on higher-level courses for all students. (Secondary)
  • Maintains the Career Resource Center and uses the Guidance Information System. (Secondary)
  • Provides developmental classroom and/or large group guidance sessions. (Secondary)
  • Provides students with scholarship information. (Secondary)
  • Supports SAT improvement plan in high school. (Secondary)
  • Aids high school students in the college admissions process. (Secondary)
  • Coordinates the administration of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery and the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test in high school. (Secondary)
  • Coordinates the middle school teacher advisor programs and college day teacher advisor activities. (Secondary)
  • Provides individual academic high school planning sessions to eighth grade students and their parents. (Secondary)
  • After hours may be required to handle child abuse cases, suicide intervention, or crisis services.
  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
Contact Information
  • Amanda Schilling
  • 800 E. City Hall Ave
  • Norfolk, Virginia 23510

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