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High School Counselor

Loudoun County Public Schools - Ashburn, VA

JOB STATUS: OPEN POSTING DATE: 09/22/2017 CLOSING DATE: 09/29/2017 POSTING NUMBER: P17SC1WHS LOCATION: WOODGROVE HS POSITION TITLE: HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Holds Master's Degree from an accredited college or university and completion of an approved school guidance and counseling program; holds or is eligible for appropriate licensure
  • Has successful full-time teaching experience or successful experience in guidance and counseling

JOB DESCRIPTION:

To help students overcome problems that impede learning and to assist them in making educational, occupational, and life plans appropriate to their age/maturity level leading to their development as productive citizens; to help students develop their potential to live full, useful lives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works to resolve students' educational handicaps; works to discover and develop special abilities of students; works to prevent students from dropping out of school
  • Registers students new to the school and orients them to school procedures and the school ??s varied opportunities for learning; provides assistance to students in course and subject selection; maintains student records and protects their confidentiality
  • Assists students on an individual basis in the solution of personal problems related to such situations as home and family relations, peer relations, health, and emotional adjustment; is available to students to provide counseling in such areas as personal growth, self-understanding, and maturity
  • Conducts small group counseling on student-selected and counselor-identified topics such as study skills, social skills, anger management, self-esteem, changing families, and grief
  • Obtains and disseminates occupational information to students and to classes studying occupations; helps students evaluate career interests and choices; may organize and conduct career day
  • Provides crisis counseling when needed, for prevention, intervention, and follow-up, with referrals, when necessary, to community resources
  • Offers in-service training in school counseling topics for staff; collaborates with administrators and faculty on the matters of student discipline, developmental issues, and identifying significant behaviors such as suicide, self-harm, and depression
  • Takes an active role in interpreting the school's objectives to students, parents, and the community at large; confers with parents whenever necessary
  • Performs other related work as assigned

Organizational Relationships:

The School Guidance Counselor reports to the Guidance Supervisor through the Principal.

OTHER INFORMATION: LICENSED APPLICANTS MUST UPDATE THEIR APPLICATION TO INDICATE WHICH POSITION(S) THEY ARE APPLYING FOR. IF YOU HAVE NOT SUBMITTED A NEW RESUME WITHIN A YEAR AND/OR CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE, PLEASE SUBMIT AN UPDATED RESUME.

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Department of Human Resources and Talent Development

SALARY:

Licensed Position

Salary Range: Refer to

212 Day Position, 7.5 hours per day

DAYS: FROM - TO -

11 days 17 hours ago

Loudoun County Public Schools

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High School Counselor Loudoun County Public Schools - Ashburn, VA, United States

   

Location: Ashburn, VA

Company Profile:
As a school system and individual schools, I want us to be focused on the instruction of each and every child who attends a Loudoun County public school. At the end of the day, that is really all that matters; the quality of the instruction, the quality of the educational experience that our students are having each day. We want to provide for them the best experience possible. We want to provide for them an experience that really does prepare them for the world in which they’re going to live. We want to provide for them an experience that enriches them beyond the “three R’s.” We want to give them opportunities to become creative, to become critical thinkers, to become great communicators and to learn to collaborate in serious ways with the other students, teachers and adults who are part of their educational life.