Guidance Counselor Job Description

Guidance Counselor Job Description

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Guidance counselor provides input to the counseling, health and wellness and human resources departments for necessary referral of students with TEAP problems; utilize community resources as available.

Guidance Counselor Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Work collaboratively with teaching staff to develop a foru (4) year plan for inclusion in the Individual Learning Plan (ILP)
Analyze student data and develops data-driven programs for intervention action plans
Works collaboratively with teaching staff to develop a four (4) year plan for inclusion in the Individual Learning Plan (ILP)
Works with the teaching team to design and implement an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) for each student in school
Focuses students and families on college and career readiness
Provides academic counseling, including recommendations on Advanced Placement (AP) and technical courses, to challenge and enrich student learning opportunities
Audits student schedules for candidacy for graduation as determined by school and state policies
Insight School of Michigan
Assists with student recruitment activities
Ensures maintenance of documentation, reports and student records in accordance with company policy

Guidance Counselor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Guidance Counselor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the guidance counselor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Collage Degree in School Counseling, Counseling, Education, Guidance, Graduate, Department of Education, Graduate Education, Administration, Teaching, Educational Counseling

Skills for Guidance Counselor

Desired skills for guidance counselor include:

Child development and how students learn and behave
Designs effective and rigorous plans for support with measurable outcomes
Applicable computer software
Child growth and development
Counseling theory and principles and practices of counseling
Special needs of children with disabilities
Access
Excel
Outlook
Transitional planning process and community resources

Desired experience for guidance counselor includes:

Attends and participates in professional development activities
Poise and self-confidence
Enthusiasm and optimism
Acceptable speech and grammar
Effective communication with students, colleagues, parents, and other adults
Confidential and ethical handling of information regarding students acquired in the course of professional services

Guidance Counselor Examples

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Guidance Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of guidance counselor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for guidance counselor
  • Assist with addressing at-risk indicators, excessive absences, at-risk behavior, mental/physical health, family/peer relations
  • Consult with students, parents, teachers, and other school and community personnel to assist in identifying and meeting the needs of students
  • Collaborate with peers in the high school counseling department
  • Consult with elementary and middle school principals and blended learning director as needed to stay informed of student trends, trainings, and special projects
  • Maintain knowledge about the elementary and middle school program structure and requirements
  • May counsel in group sitting or individually involving concerns that arise in the education areas
  • Coordinates, interprets and maintains records on inmates tests
  • Requests education transcripts
  • Evaluates educational data
  • Keeps, maintains and secures educational files
Qualifications for guidance counselor
  • 3 -5 years or more of experience in genetic counseling or related role
  • This is an in office position out of Jacksonville, FL
  • Must be able to work from the Columbus, Ohio office
  • Minimum one year of experience in K-12 school counseling OR
  • Experience with Local, State, and Federals laws and mandatory reporting
  • Experience in a charter school or distance learning environment preferred
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Guidance Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of guidance counselor. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for guidance counselor
  • Develops individual career plan and career passports
  • Keeps educational records through a computerized management information system
  • Forwards educations transcripts to principal
  • Enrolls, schedules, refers and transfers students to classes
  • Keeps all enrollment and waiting lists and testing waiting lists
  • Assures a proper and timely scheduling and administration of tests
  • Assists in pre-release placement and follow-up counseling services
  • Assist in planning, implementing and supervising extra-curricular activities as requested by educational administrator such as program advisory committees, community/education visitations, formal graduation or recognition ceremonies, in-service activities, curriculum committees and training session as directed by educational administrator
  • Attends quarterly guidance counselor meetings
  • Constructs, maintains and updates education reports to ensure credibility and accountability to DRC, the institution and Operations Support Center
Qualifications for guidance counselor
  • School Guidance Counselor License at the appropriate level desired
  • 3 years’ teaching in an accredited school system preferred
  • Experience working with OCONUS School environments preferred
  • Must have signed Called to Protect, Code of Ethics, Communication Technology, and Photographic Release
  • We are looking for a candidate in the Enid/Woodward Oklahoma area
  • Master’s Degree with concentration in Guidance Counseling or in related Student Services field AND
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Guidance Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of guidance counselor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for guidance counselor
  • Implements all policies and/or behavior tools (point and level system) of the program with classroom behavior, policies, and procedures
  • Able to support and direct at-risk students with a variety of behavioral and emotional difficulties
  • Assists in transporting students throughout the school building
  • Review and approve plans for client activities, which may include group meetings, field trips and assemblies
  • Counsels resident students regarding academic, vocational, career and/or social or behavioral problems
  • May counsel in group setting or individually involving concerns that arise in the education area
  • Coordinates, interprets and maintains records on inmates
  • Maintains educational files
  • Responsible for the individual career plan and career passports
  • Maintains educational record
Qualifications for guidance counselor
  • Forwards educational transcripts to principal
  • Maintains class enrollment and waiting lists and testing waiting lists
  • Assist in pre-release placement and follow-up counseling services
  • Assists in planning, implementing and supervising extra-curricular activities as requested by educational administrator
  • Attends guidance counselor meetings
  • Constructs, maintains and updates educational reports to insure creditability and accountability to the department, institution and Operation Support Center
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Guidance Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of guidance counselor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for guidance counselor
  • Performs other related duties and security functions as required
  • Maintains the guidance program by assessing student needs and coordinating guidance services for students
  • Collaborates with other school Guidance Counselor to ensure guidance services are consistent between all grade levels and students receive the necessary services for successful progression
  • Provides personal and psycho-educational counseling in a one on one setting or group setting on a scheduled basis, in the areas of socio-emotional, academic and career development
  • Provides support for Character Education programming as necessary
  • Maintains the most current information in the School Counseling field by attending professional development opportunities
  • Conducts informal and standardized career and technology assessments
  • Conducts Classroom Guidance lessons related to Career/ Employment, Training, and Higher education opportunities
  • Develops or serves as consultant for the development of transition plans in the Individualized Education Plans
  • Serves as facility liaison to link students with outside agencies and coordinate vocational, educational and transitional services
Qualifications for guidance counselor
  • Master's of Education in Counseling
  • Works in conjunction with VSDB administration to develop and maintain class schedules for all high school students to ensure compliance with graduation requirements by gathering and coordinating information from students, families and VSDB staff
  • Serves as a member of the Admissions team to evaluate information for potential placement of students
  • Serves as a member of the Student Support team to monitor the social-emotional and behavioral needs of students
  • Serves as a member of the Threat Assessment Team to evaluate threats or risks on campus
  • Administers and monitors testing with appropriate accommodations for entrance to workforce, colleges or higher education
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Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a guidance counselor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for guidance counselor
  • Provides crisis counseling support for escalating situations
  • Serves as a liaison between home, school and community, and promotes effective resource utilization and positive relations with public entities in order to support transition from school to employment/higher education
  • Provides information on training programs, activities and materials for families outside of the school setting
  • Coordinates, plans and executes events with guest speakers from the community, recruiters, and representatives applicable to a student’s social-emotional well-being or future educational/ career aspirations
  • Facilitate "Why Try" social/emotional program for identified students
  • Work with students and families in our social/emotional program to encourage healthy school and personal relationships
  • Identify community resources along side MKV Liaison and Family Engagement Coordinator
  • Work with administrative team to provide goals and metrics for the social/emotional program
  • Under the direction of the Director of Guidance, meet regularly with individual students to discuss their social - emotional health and development
  • Communicate with parents and outside mental health professionals, when appropriate, to ensure that we have all relevant information about our students, to ensure that we are partnering together regarding the social - emotional health and development of each student
Qualifications for guidance counselor
  • Hold or be eligible for a valid Virginia teaching license issued by the Board of Education with endorsement as School Counselor preK-12
  • Assist Director of Guidance with social emotional programming for students and parents
  • Communicate and collaborate with teachers regarding the social emotional development of each student
  • Semicha is desirable but not necessary
  • This position requires travel to various locations throughout Georgia
  • Reviews all schedules for students that have been entered into Infinite Campus by the Vocational Instructor/Practical Instructor/Education Clerk

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