A successful candidate should hold or be eligible for a Virginia Department of Education license in school counseling.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Provides a full range of professional pupil/student services activities in the areas of
academic, personal, career development, and guidance counseling for students at school to
which assigned; organizes, and assists with the utilization of educational, occupational, and
personal development information; plans, schedules, and organizes sequential counseling
activities and assessment activities consistent with students' academic, career, and personal
This specification applies to elementary, secondary, special or alternative education center
positions. Guidance counselors usually perform their duties and responsibilities in and out of
the classroom setting. Some work is conducted in private, such as in individual counseling
sessions and consultation sessions with parents and school staff regarding specific
individuals. Guidance counselors may also serve as coordinators of the testing program at
sites to which they are assigned. Some assignments may also require student monitoring
and supervision activities in addition to guidance and counseling assignments.
MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Completion of a master's degree and additional coursework necessary to obtain a license as
a guidance counselor.
Possession of a pupil personnel services or postgraduate professional license with
endorsement in guidance and counseling appropriate to grade/age assignment.
Job Category: Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor Contact Information
- Missy Shores
- 103 N 12th Ave
- Hopewell, Virginia 23860