School Counselor 211 Day

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Apr 08, 2021
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The school counselor holds a certified position that leads and ensures the planning, implementation, and evaluation process of a comprehensive counseling program for elementary schools including social emotional learning. The counselor must manage, analyze, and utilize data to support counseling work and meet school improvement goals and students' academic, career and social-emotional needs. The job requires a person that will facilitate professional learning, model effective best practices to support counseling strategies, and implement SEL/Teaching Pyramid best practices in grades Pre K-12 th . The counselor must demonstrate strong organizational skills, excellent customer service and communication skills.


  • Ensure the delivery of comprehensive counseling services, activities, programs, and interventions critical to the academic, career, and social/emotional development of all students.
  • Supports closing the gap plans to help execute district and school improvement goals for student growth and achievement, and college and career readiness.
  • Knowledgeable in state and district graduation requirements.
  • Assist with the development of a written, annual plan, which is data driven and includes measureable goals, which are appropriately scoped and sequenced, based on the needs of the school and students.
  • Enters and analyzes data district School Climate Surveys
  • Restorative Practice, School Wide Positive Behavior, Olweus etc.)
  • Oversees the administration of planning and implementing need assessments regularly to identify and prioritize school and student needs.
  • Collaborates to support the creation of a customer-focused climate and helps provide quality services and support to schools and other stakeholders.
  • Observes and evaluates the alignment of college and career readiness initiatives competencies for the elementary tier.
  • Collaborates with early learning centers and middle school personnel to ensure a smooth transition from tier to tier.
  • Assist with orientation activities for incoming students and parents.
  • Observes and provides coaching for structured, goal-oriented counseling sessions to meet the identified needs of individuals and groups of students.
  • Partners with administrators, counselors, teachers, students, parents, and the community to remove barriers to student success and to close the achievement gap.
  • Will use discretion and adhere to all state laws and district policies when sharing any such information. Protects confidentiality of records and information about students and staff.
  • Understands and follows oral and written directives accurately, timely, and with a positive attitude.
  • Ensures accuracy of input and output data.
  • Performs related duties as assigned for emergency and/or crisis procedures and lead district crisis initiatives
  • Pursues professional growth by attending state and district workshops/conferences, keeps abreast of new information, innovative ideas and techniques.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Director of Social Emotional Learning
  • Attend trainings as needed to learn new procedures or increase ability tin use of data, technology, and other district initiatives
  • Collaborates with all school counselors to promote comprehensive student support.
  • Adheres to the Teacher Code of Ethics as defined by Tennessee Law.
  • Directs staff in instructional strategies aligned with current best practices and state standards.
  • Participates in and conducts professional development.
  • Knowledge of elementary comprehensive counseling program, counseling procedures, student appraisal, and college & career development
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse staff, a diverse student body and families, as well as a team of professionals within schools and the community
  • Experience working with a focus on social, emotional, and behavioral supports strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of and helps implement the tiered response system of MTSS


  • Master's degree and current valid Tennessee license are required.

  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills to deal effectively with students, educators, parents, and community members.
  • Demonstrates excellent planning, organizational, problem-solving, decision-making, and time management skills.

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