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SY 24-25 Secondary School Counselor

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools
Savannah, GA, US

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PRIMARY FUNCTION: To lead students to understanding themselves, to achieve to their capacity, and to make appropriate decisions through personal, educational, and career counseling and support services.

REPORTS TO: Principal

  1. Education Level: Master's Degree from an accredited college or university
  2. Experience, Skill and Certification: Valid Georgia Professional Certificate in the assigned field, School Counseling, or Social Work -OR - State of Georgia Professional Counselor's license issued by the Professional Licensing Boards Division of the Office of the Secretary of State -OR- a valid State of Georgia Clinical Social Work license.
  1. Teaches and/or assists in teaching counseling curriculum activities in the classroom.
  2. Conducts groups outside the regular classroom for students with identified interests or needs.
  3. Serves as an advisor to a small group of student advisees, leads group activities with his advisees, and/or coordinates a team of teacher advisors.
  4. Selects, instructs, and supervises students helping students.
  5. Facilitates student growth and development by training teachers through staff development to assist students.
  6. Assists students in exploring, selecting, and following through on alternative to achieve their life goals.
  7. Assists students in assessing their unique characteristics through inventories, interviews, etc., and in processing information about themselves.
  8. Supports students experiencing problems.
  9. Consults with parents, teachers, other educators, and community agencies regarding behavior change strategies for resolving student problems.
  10. Maintains and disseminates current information to students relating to self- exploration, career exploration, postsecondary education information, occupational information, and community resources.
  11. Utilizes professional resources of the school and community to assist students.
  12. Assesses the counseling needs of the students, faculty and community and designs a program addressing these needs.
  13. Develops appropriate materials for staff development, classroom support, and group counseling sessions consistent with program goals.
  14. Serves as a public relations person to promote the school counseling program.
  15. Assists in the evaluation, interpretation, and protection of student records per state and federal guidelines.
  16. Attends in-service programs as required.
  17. Performs other duties as necessary for the effectiveness of the organization.

Non-Essential Responsibilities
A responsibility is considered to be "non-essential" (for the purposes of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) if:
  • it is shared between multiple incumbents in the job; or
  • it could be performed by an employee in another job within the workgroup.
Note the responsibility number from the list in the "Duties and Responsibilities" section for those responsibilities that could be considered "non-essential" based on this definition. (NONE)

Incumbents will receive an annual contract. The work calendar will be 190 days. Salary will be determined based on level of certification and allowable experience.

Physical and Sensory Demands
OFFICE: Employees in this category are normally exposed to a typical environment. The employee has some control over the length of time sitting, standing, or ambulating. There are occasions that require the lifting or pulling of equipment or supplies, as well as bending, stooping, or stretching. There is frequent use of computers, telephone, and other standard office equipment, which includes reading, listening, writing, or speaking. There are few exceptional physical or sensory demands.


  The Savannah-Chatham County Public School system is one of the largest systems in the state of Georgia, with over 37,500 students in 55 facilities.  We are one of  the largest employers in Chatham County.  Our mission is to attract, retain and support a high performing workforce committed to fostering educational excellence. 


  We want to ensure that all positions in Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools are filled with highly qualified employees.  Human Resources supports new teachers throughout the school year with a hands-on THRIVE teacher induction program.  Our employees are offered a variety of benefit packages that are exemplary as well as very competitive salaries.  Human Resources wants to assure all our employees work in a safe and appropriate work environment and have a rewarding and satisfying career with SCCPSS. 


We hope our website,,  is a valuable resource to you if you are a potential applicant or a visitor wanting to learn more about our wonderful school system.  We invite you to explore our schools and know that you will soon discover that Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools is “Where You Want To Be!”

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