School Counselor, High School

Employer
Loudoun County Public Schools
Location
Ashburn, VA, US
Salary
Competitive

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Position Overview

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.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Works to resolve students' educational handicaps; works to discover and develop special abilities of students; works to prevent students from dropping out of school
  • Helps register students new to the school and orients them to school procedures and the school's varied opportunities for learning; provides assistance to students in course and subject selection; maintains student records and protects their confidentiality
  • Assists 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
  • 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
  • Offers in-service training in school counseling topics 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

Qualifications
  • Education

    Master's degree from an accredited college or university and completion of an approved school counseling program

    Experience

    Successful full-time teaching or school guidance and counseling

    Licenses/Certifications

    Eligibility for appropriate licensure

    *An active Licensed Professional Counseling (LPC) license issued by the Virginia Department of Health Professionals (DHP) may be considered in lieu of these requirements


FLSA Status: Exempt

Months/Days/Hours: 11 Months/ 212 Days/ 7.5 Hours

Reports To: Supervisor of School Counseling Services through the Principal.

Primary Location:
Freedom High School
Salary Range:
Copy Link - view: https://www.lcps.org/Page/228782 / Licensed Salary Scale
Shift Type:
Full-Time
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