HS GUIDANCE COUNSELOR
Student Support Services/ Guidance Counselor
Columbia High School
1.0 FTE - COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL
Date Posted Work Year Base Salary Deadline
July 11, 2019 10 months As per SOMEA July 24, 2019
AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019
The candidate's primary responsibility is to counsel students regarding educational, personal and social/emotional development. Counselors provide strategies for self-advocacy and confidence to students. 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 each grade level;
- Provide counseling for educational, career, personal and social/emotional guidance;
- Act as consultant to, confer and communicate with parents and staff in reference to the student's growth and development. Counselors also play a vital role in developing students' individual schedules & course programs.
- New Jersey Student Personnel Services or School Counselor Certificate required.
- Experience (minimum 3 years)) as a high school guidance counselor (grades 9-12) preferred.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Passion and commitment to secondary level education.
- Familiarity with PowerSchool preferred.
- Required criminal history background check.
- Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status.
JOB DESCRIPTION POSITION TITLE School Counselor
- 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
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.
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; academic, social and emotional support, referrals to Student Assistance Counselors; student advocate
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT 10 Months
Salary as per SOMEA Agreement