Jan 13, 2024

Counselor (2024/2025 School Year)

  • TrulyHired
  • Brooklet, GA 30415, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

School Counselor

DEPARTMENT: School Name

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 10 month (190 days)

SALARY: Based on Bulloch County Salary/Supplement Schedule

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

REPORTS TO: School Principal

JOB CODE: 400

POSITION SUMMARY:

A Georgia Professional Standards Commission certified educator who works in a K - 12 setting to provide Student Competencies to all students through a Comprehensive School Counseling Program. Student Competencies are specific, measurable skills and knowledge, as adopted by the State Board of Education, that serves as a foundation for K - 12 and postsecondary student success in college, career, and life.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Georgia Standard Professional Certificate Requirements: Completion of a state-approved certification preparation program in School Counseling at the master's degree level or higher, or completion of a master's degree or higher in a counseling area and submission of a valid National Certified School Counselor (NCSC) credential issued by the National Board of Certified Counselors; or Completion of a master's degree or higher in a counseling area and submission of a valid State of Georgia Professional Counselor's license issued by the Professional Licensing Boards Division of the Office of the Secretary of State. You must also have completed at least three (3) semester hours of college credit with a grade of B or higher in special education.
    • Experience working with a diverse group of people.
    • Embodies the core values of the district; relational, purposeful, reflective, resourceful, courageous, and accountable.
  • Must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential function of the position. When appropriate, reasonable accommodations will be provided to afford persons with disabilities an opportunity to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Must be able to provide a criminal background check with results that adhere to Bulloch County Board of Education Policy GAK(1).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience as a certified School Counselor.
  • Experience in another counseling area, or a Master of Social Work degree.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Participates in monthly districtwide Counselor Professional Learning Communities (PLC).
  • Assists with the development of a positive climate and culture within the assigned school and counseling department.
  • Promotes and encourages students and staff to utilize available counseling services.
  • Provides both direct and indirect services to students to encourage the development of Georgia Approved Student Competencies for School Counseling.
  • Provides school counseling services based on the Georgia Student Competencies through individual, small group, or large group settings.
  • Aligns the implementation of Georgia Student Competencies with the three domains of the national ASCA standards: Academic Achievement, Career Readiness, and Social / Emotional Well-Being.
  • Aligns the implementation of Georgia Student Competencies with the following four components of the three ASCA domains: Classroom Guidance, Individual Student Planning, Responsive Services, and Indirect Student Services.
  • Collaborates with external mental health providers who have a Memorandum of Understanding to provide services to students in the school setting.
  • Adheres to and documents established system policies and procedures for scheduling and facilitating school counseling services.
  • Obtains parental / guardian permission and provides ongoing collaboration with parents / guardians and external service providers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

PERFORMANCE FACTORS:
  • Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of force greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated light work.
  • Interaction with Others: Ability to maintain, on a regular and consistent basis, relationships that are characterized by high expectations, teamwork, and collaboration. Ability to be flexible relative to daily routines. Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to the differences among diverse populations.
  • Concentration: Ability to maintain workflow and thought processes in the presence of frequent distractions. Ability to ignore irrelevant sights or sounds and intrusive thoughts or stimuli. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with only few or no errors.
  • Stressful Circumstances: Ability to produce quality work when short or unexpected deadlines are presented. Ability to adjust work processes without incident when new and unexpected directions are given relative to a project that may be in process. Ability to maintain composure and not compound a situation when interacting with persons who may be angry, demanding or otherwise less than polite.
  • Independent Judgment: Ability to complete work tasks without being given precise directions relative to work steps or the final project.
  • Organizational Skills: Ability to establish priorities, simultaneously manage multiple tasks; and deliver a quality work product by a designated deadline.
  • Public Contact: Ability to communicate professionally and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with superiors, colleagues, parents, and other individuals within and external to the school system. Ability to demonstrate professionalism while interacting with others and to maintain constructive working relationships.
  • Attendance and Dependability: Ability to report to work at the scheduled time and to seldom be absent from work. Demonstrate prompt and regular work attendance. Process appropriate paperwork to authorize absences in accordance with school system procedures. Ability to complete work in a timely, accurate manner and to be conscientious about work performance.

EVALUATION: Performance will be evaluated annually by the Superintendent or designated supervisor in accordance with Policy GBI - Evaluation of Personnel.

Job descriptions are designed and intended only to summarize the essential duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and requirements for the purpose of clarifying the general nature and scope of a position's role. Job descriptions do not list all tasks an employee might be expected to perform.

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