School Counselor (Itinerant) (EOY)

Location
Lovettsville, VA, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 11, 2021
Ref
IRC31462
Job Title School Counselor (Itinerant) (EOY) Location Lovettsville, VA, US Organization Name Lovettsville Elementary School & Emerick Elementary School Department Description Lovettsville Elementary School & Emerick Elementary School
Brief 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.

Detailed Description * 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

Job Requirements * 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 school guidance and counseling

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 Teacher Salary Scale
This is an itinerant split position between Lovettsville Elementary School & Emerick Elementary School
This is an end-of-year (EOY) contract position.

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
Tel:571-252-1100

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.
  • College Transcripts
  • Copy of your teaching license (if applicable)
  • Test Scores (if applicable)
  • Resume
Interview Date School Year SY_2021-2022 School Year 2021-2022 Job Type Licensed Closing Date Contract or Assignment Days/Hours Per Day 197 days / 7.5 hours Amount of Travel

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