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PreK Counselor-Special Programs

Employer
Portsmouth Public Schools
Location
Portsmouth, VA, US
Salary
Competitive
Certified - Position - Guidance Counselor

Job Number : 3700243839

Start Date :

Open Date : 05/14/2024

Closing Date :

Job Description :

POSITION TITLE: SCHOOL COUNSELOR REPORTS TO: BUILDING PRINCIPAL

OVER-TIME STATUS: EXEMPT PAY GRADE: 710

JOB SUMMARY:
Performs difficult professional work advising, assisting and counseling students; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the School Principal.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Counseling students, providing guidance concerning enrollment, academics, scheduling, college and career opportunities; providing counseling relating to interpersonal, personal and family occurrences.
  • Counsels with students individually and in small groups for specifically identified needs as endorsed by recognized school counseling curriculum;
  • Counsels with parents individually and in small groups;
  • Prepares and presents sessions regarding personal growth, school adjustment, career development, self-concept, attendance and related matters;
  • Provides scheduled and spontaneous discussions with teachers, administrators, parents and outside agency personnel;
  • Provides classroom small group sessions;
  • Registers students and provides orientation regarding procedures and expectations;
  • Advises students on course selection, interprets test results for students, parents and administrators;
  • Identifies student needs and requests or coordinates special services as necessary;
  • Counsels students in the solution of personal problems, explores possible interventions and strategies on matters such as physical, mental or substance abuse, rape, pregnancy or suicide;
  • Provides data regarding college, employment and other alternatives;
  • Encourages completion of educational programs;
  • Informs students of available community services;
  • Verifies rank and grade point averages
  • Updates enrollment and scheduling information;
  • Performs related tasks as required.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of school counseling; general knowledge of community agencies available to serve and assist students; general knowledge of casework methods and procedures; ability to conduct interviews and counseling sessions effectively and to analyze attitudes and problems objectively; ability to counsel students and parents on sensitive problems and to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, parents, staff and administration.

This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects, and some light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Must possess or be eligible for a Postgraduate Professional License with an endorsement in School Counseling and some experience in counseling.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

All applicants please submit an on-line application along with copies of supporting credentials. Be sure to connect your application to the advertised position.

Detailed licensure information is available from the Virginia Department of Education online at:
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching/licensure/index.shtml

PORTSMOUTH PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Locations:

Mount Hermon Preschool

Olive Branch Preschool

Churchland Preschool

Salary Rate Range : Based on Teacher Pay Scale

Job Description :

The Portsmouth Public Schools prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy and childbirth, marital status or any other basis prohibited by law. (Reference: School Board Policies 2-33,4-4, and 4-6).

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