Director of School Counseling

Sterling, VA, US
May 05, 2021
Job Title Director of School Counseling Location Sterling, VA, US Organization Name Park View High School Department Description Park View High School Brief Description The High School Director of School Counseling provides leadership, coordination, and innovation in the school counseling department so that all students may receive maximum benefit from the program and services.

Detailed Description The following information is intended to describe the overall nature and scope of the work being performed in relation to the position. This is not a comprehensive listing of all responsibilities or tasks; other work may be assigned when deemed appropriate:
• Coordinates the delivery of services in the School Counseling Department; assists in the implementation of the School Division and school programs and services in cooperation with the school administration and school counseling supervisor; assists in establishing department objectives and develops a plan for the implementation and evaluation of those objectives; conducts department meetings and attends relevant school, School Division, and professional meetings as needed or required; assists counselors in the handling of day-to-day activities and problems and acts as a resource person for them; assumes responsibility for the ordering, inventorying, and distributing of all departmental materials; advises the Principal on the department's budgetary needs; provides orientation and professional development programs for department personnel; makes recommendations to the principal with regard to departmental personnel.
• Meets with administrators and other department heads to promote collaboration regarding curriculum offerings and delivery; advises counseling staff on Advanced Placement and Dual enrollment course options for students; leads the college preparation process to include facilitating college applications and liaison with college admissions staff, e-transcripts, etc.; provides leadership for the AP testing program and related College Board programs and services; assists with SAT and ASVAB testing as appropriate.
• Assists the Principal in the interpretation of the instructional program and Program of Studies for parents and the community; communicates school counseling information and activities to the community both formally and informally; utilizes community resources accordingly.
• Keeps informed on current educational innovations and trends and assists staff in related implementation activities; provides leadership to advance the activities in the Career Center to support college and career planning including assessments, interest inventories, presentations and communication with students and families using Technology to facilitate access and promote engagement; leads professional learning activities for application process for American School Counseling Association RAMP designation; implements RAMP model using data to drive student achievement.
• Assumes regular counseling responsibilities with reduced counselor/student ratio (1:40).
• Serves as a liaison with middle schools, colleges, employers, and community organizations; coordinates the selection of students for awards and scholarships.

Job Requirements Below are the qualifications for this position:
• Postgraduate Professional License with endorsement in Secondary School Counseling or Pupil Personnel License
• Three years of progressively successful full-time experience as a school counselor at the high school level
• Demonstrated experience in leadership roles; administrative endorsement preferred
• Has demonstrated the professional and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with school personnel
Physical Requirements
The following provides a brief description of physical requirements for this position:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly talking. expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. The employee must possess normal cognitive abilities including the ability to learn, recall and apply certain practices and policies. Frequently sitting and/or remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Additional Details Administrator Salary Scale , Universal Scale Level 20
Position is 8 hours per day.

The Loudoun County School Board seeks to cultivate a high performing team of professionals focused on its mission and goals. The School Board values merit and excellence within its workforce and encourages the highest levels of professionalism for all its employees.
The School Board also recognizes and values the diversity of the students and broader community it serves and encourages diversity within its workforce.
The Loudoun County School Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The School Board does not discriminate against qualified applicants or employees on the basis of actual or perceived race, national origin, ancestry, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, marital status, age, religion, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any basis protected by law.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Assistant Superintendent for Department of Human Resources and Talent Development
Loudoun County Public Schools
21000 Education Court
Ashburn, VA 20148

How To Apply To submit an application online, please select "Apply Now"
To be considered for the vacancy, please complete ALL sections of the application. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application
Please be sure to upload the following:
  • Three (3) current professional references (Name, phone number, email address). At least one reference should be a current supervisor or most recent supervisor.
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
Interview Date School Year SY_2021-2022 School Year 2021-2022 Job Type Administrative Closing Date Contract or Assignment Days/Hours Per Day 12 months / 8 hours Amount of Travel

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