Secondary School Counselor SY 21-22 Pool

Savannah, GA, US
Jan 15, 2021
Grade Level
High School
PRIMARY FUNCTION: To lead students to understanding themselves, to achieve to their capacity, and to make appropriate decisions through personal, educational, and career counseling and support services.

REPORTS TO: Principal

  1. Educational Level: Master's Degree from an accredited college or university
  2. Experience, Skill and Certification: Valid Georgia Service Certificate in the assigned service field (School Counseling)
  1. Teaches and/or assists in teaching counseling curriculum activities in the classroom.
  2. Conducts groups outside the regular classroom for students with identified interests or needs.
  3. Serves as an advisor to a small group of student advisees, leads group activities with his advisees, and/or coordinates a team of teacher advisors.
  4. Selects, instructs, and supervises students helping students.
  5. Facilitates student growth and development by training teachers through staff development to assist students.
  6. Assists students in exploring, selecting, and following through on alternative to achieve their life goals.
  7. Assists students in assessing their unique characteristics through inventories, interviews, etc., and in processing information about themselves.
  8. Supports students experiencing problems.
  9. Consults with parents, teachers, other educators, and community agencies regarding behavior change strategies for resolving student problems.
  10. Maintains and disseminates current information to students relating to self- exploration, career exploration, postsecondary education information, occupational information, and community resources.
  11. Utilizes professional resources of the school and community to assist students.
  12. Assesses the counseling needs of the students, faculty and community and designs a program addressing these needs.
  13. Develops appropriate materials for staff development, classroom support, and group counseling sessions consistent with program goals.
  14. Assists in the management of the testing program.
  15. Serves as a public relations person to promote the school counseling program.
  16. Manages the student record system.
  17. Attends in-service programs as required.
  18. Performs other duties as necessary for the effectiveness of the organization.

Non-Essential Responsibilities
A responsibility is considered to be "non-essential" (for the purposes of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) if:
  • it is shared between multiple incumbents in the job; or
  • it could be performed by an employee in another job within the workgroup.
Note the responsibility number from the list in the "Duties and Responsibilities" section for those responsibilities that could be considered "non-essential" based on this definition.

Certain limited aspects of General Duties and Responsibilities items referenced in Section 1 (b) and (d) might be considered "non-essential" in a specific situation. Any request for accommodation must be reviewed on an "individual case" basis.

Physical and Sensory Demands
Most jobs in the District have physical and sensory demands that can be described by one of the two categories noted below. For jobs that require more physical or sensory effort, please list the requirements in this section. The category applicable for this position is listed below.

OFFICE Employees in this category are normally exposed to a typical environment. The employee has some control over the length of time sitting, standing, or ambulating. There are occasions that require the lifting or pulling of equipment or supplies, as well as bending, stooping, or stretching. There is frequent use of computers, telephone, and other standard office equipment, which includes reading, listening, writing, or speaking. There are few exceptional physical or sensory demands.