May 11, 2020

School Counselor

  • TrulyHired
  • Cambridge, MD 21613, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Dorchester County Public Schools is currently accepting applications for School Counselors.
Under the direction of the school principal and the Supervisor of School Counselor, School Counselors provides a comprehensive developmental program of guidance and counseling to assist students in the area of academic achievement, career/educational decision making, and personal and social development.

  • Interprets the school's objectives to students, parents, and the community;
  • Interprets test and research data to students, teachers and parents and encourages proper application of this information;
  • Assists parents and staff in finding ways to help students develop a positive sense of identity;
  • Collaborates with students, parents, staff, student service and special education personnel, to share information for assessing student needs, interests, and learning level and for discussing appropriate educational alternatives or program options;
  • Uses information from health records, cumulative records and other sources to facilitate appropriate program or instructional recommendations;
  • Utilizes resources to help students explore career interest and provides information to help them make decisions;
  • Processes necessary referrals to appropriate school and community resource personnel for diagnostic assistance;
  • Schedules and conducts conferences with parents, teachers, students and agencies;
  • Registers, schedules, and orients new students to school procedures and to the many opportunities for learning;
  • Serves on school and community committees;
  • Conducts individual and group counseling sessions as necessary;
  • Participates in job related training classes, workshops or courses;
  • Attends school related functions and provides support to the total school operation;
  • Conducts classroom guidance activities which are in accordance with the developmental needs of students;
  • Serves as an advocate for students in any reasonable cause and represents them in working toward resolving conflicts;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
Welcome to Dorchester County Public Schools!
Apply online: Dorchester County, Maryland, is the Eastern Shore's largest county with 593 square miles of land and 108 square miles of water located on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. While the county is home to more than 750 businesses, it is also rich in recreational facilities and natural resources. The Dorchester County Public School system provides the educational foundation for the county's children. Highlights of the DCPS System are: There are 12 schools: two high schools, a career and technology center, two middle schools, six elementary schools and a pre-kindergarten through 8th grade school. There are approximately 5000 students in the district. High schools offer a full College preparatory curriculum as well as options in occupational skills. The Dorchester Career and Technology Center receives students from both high schools and offers programs in Culinary Arts , Masonry, Carpentry, Electricity, HVAC, Collision Repair and Refinishing, Welding, Agriculture, Medium and Heavy Truck, Auto Technology, Cosmetology, Homeland Security, Cisco Academy, Interactive Media Production, Teacher Academy and Medical Services. IBM-compatible computers are used throughout the system in individual classrooms as well as strategically placed computer labs. There are courses in Technology Simulations, Keyboarding, Computer Applications, and Computerized Accounting. Every classroom has access to the Microsoft Office Products as well as to the Internet. The Dual Enrollment Program with Chesapeake College and University of Maryland Eastern Shore offers the opportunity for the students who wish to get started on their college credits. Family Support Services Resource Center for Families and Schools is designed to support children with disabilities from birth to 21. The center provides the skills and knowledge to enable families and children to understand the Special Education process. Learn more about us...

Equal Opportunity Employer
Contact Information
  • Jeff Grafton, Human Resources Administrator
  • 700 Glasgow Street
  • Cambridge, Maryland 21613
  • Phone: (410) 228-4747
  • Fax: 410-221-5269
  • Email: click here

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