Student Support Services/ Guidance Counselor Date Posted:
Columbia High School Date Available:
10/19/2021 Closing Date:
09/29/2021 LEAVE REPLACEMENT
GUIDANCE COUNSELOR 1.0 FTE - COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY through JUNE 2022 The Position
This candidate's primary responsibility is to counsel students in resolving personal, educational and career concerns. The counselor helps students learn behavior, subject matter, and/or skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able and responsible men and women. This includes the following:
- Assist in planning guidance programs and pupil personnel services for teams/grade levels;
- Provide individual and group counseling for personal, educational and career guidance;
- Act as consultant to, confers, and communicates with parents and staff in reference to the student's growth and development. Counselors also play a vital role in developing the school's and individual schedules.
- New Jersey Student Personnel Services or School Counselor Certificate required.
- Experience as a middle school teacher and/or guidance counselor preferred.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Passion and commitment to middle level education.
- Required criminal history background check.
- Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status.
___________________________________________________________________________JOB DESCRIPTION POSITION TITLE
School Guidance Counselor MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- NJ Student Personnel Services or School Counselor certification
- Masters Degree in Counseling
- Experience in Guidance and Counseling programs at a variety of grade levels.
- Experience preferred in developing computerized scheduling
- Computer proficient in Word, Excel, Power Point
- Strong communication skills
- Teaching and or School Counseling experience preferred
- Required criminal history background check
- Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status
Director of Guidance JOB GOAL(S)
To facilitate student academic development and to promote and encourage personal/social and career development by working collaboratively with the school, families, and the community.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 1.
Intervention: Interface with Child Study Team; refer students for intervention and referral committee; individual and group counseling; provide options for student growth and development; review report cards and progress reports; counsel students regarding academic progress 2.
Planning: Post-high school planning and transition to opportunities beyond high school; transcript review and interpretation; review of testing results 3.
Communication, such as departmental bulletin and newsletter, web page and e-mail, contact with parents, universities, schools and places of employment 4.
Scheduling: Contribute to the building of the Master Schedule; group meetings for introduction of courses and elective selection; computer lab workshops; review and refine course requests; resolve schedule conflicts; monitor and balance class size 5.
Parent Programs, such as grade level programs for freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, College and Career event for students and parents, Financial Aid night, coordination of parent and teacher conferences 6.
Special programs such as transition to high school program, freshmen orientation, Making High School Count, Making the College Search Count, coordination of AP testing, Governor's School applications, Senior Awards Night 7.
Support: Individual and group counseling; support of 9 th Grade cluster Program; academic, social and emotional support, referrals to Student Assistance Counselors; student advocate TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Salary as per SOMEA Agreement