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JOB STATUS:  CLOSED
POSTING DATE:  05/08/2013
CLOSING DATE:  
POSTING NUMBER:  12595CTY
LOCATION:  COUNTRYSIDE ES
POSITION TITLE:  GUIDANCE 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

  • Works with 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

  • Creates and provides classroom instruction every two to three weeks through lessons promoting character education, self-advocacy, occupational choices, and bullying prevention based on Virginia Department of Education and American School Counselor Association standards for school counseling programs

  • 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

  • Provides in-service training in school counseling 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.

 

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

APPLY TO:  

Department of Personnel Services

SALARY:  

Salary Range: $52,020 - $103,074

197 Day Position, 7.5 hours per day

DAYS:  
 FROM -   TO -



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The Loudoun County School Board is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and to the provision of equity in its educational programs, services and activities for all students and employees.

Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, disability, or veteran status, in employment or in its programs and activities. LCPS provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Services
Loudoun County Public Schools
21000 Education Court
Ashburn, VA 20148
Tel: 571-252-1100