Social / Emotional Counselor



Summary Description:

Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, the School Counselor promotes student success, provides preventive services, and responds to identified student needs. The School counselor will implement a comprehensive program that addresses academic, career, and personal/social development for all students that aligns services with the school’s mission to support academic achievement for all students.

Essential Functions:

Provide proactive leadership through collaboration in conjunction with faculty, staff, and community practitioners that engages the entire academic community in the delivery of programs and services to promote a safe and healthy school environment
Develop and maintain a plan for the effective delivery of the school counseling program
In collaboration with school leaders and the counseling team, establish and develop the activities and resources to implement a comprehensive, developmental and systematic school counseling program
Ensure that appropriate and consistent communication of the goals of the school’s counseling program to administrators, teachers, students and parents is taking place.
Provide leadership and collaborate with other educators in the school-wide integration of counseling services
Gather and utilize student data to develop comprehensive programs that meets and accurately interprets student needs
Assist teachers, staff, parents/guardians and others in interpreting and understanding student data and testing
Implement developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented classroom and group activities to meet student needs and goals
In collaboration with school leadership and teachers, develop and incorporate into the curriculum the life skills training that students need
Consult and collaborate effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, and administrators regarding students with identified concerns and social/emotional needs.
Serve as a resource to teachers and parents to provide tools for student success
Observe and report any unusual behavioral finding or unsafe student activity to administration
Observe students in the classroom identified by teachers and assess the issue, provide support in partnership with the teacher and parent
Assess whether school counseling can support a student’s need; implement an effective referral process
Consult with parents and students on home/school situations that compromise learning
Adhere to laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the school counseling profession
Conduct a yearly audit to review program implementation and effectiveness
Participate in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills and participate in professional associations and upgrade professional knowledge and skills
Provide developmental training to faculty and staff in an effort to increase awareness of developmental needs
As requested, participate/conduct in-service programs for faculty; conferences with teachers, students and parents; opportunities for parent education programs
Maintain accurate documentation of individual student visits to the Counseling Center
Implement and monitor of ethical standards and best practices for counseling services
Participate in school/division events as required

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