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Union County Public Schools

Monroe, NC (map)

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3995972
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: August 5, 2022

Job Description

Description:  Guidance Counselor:  Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, school counselors promote student success, provide preventive services, and respond to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses academic, career, and personal/social development for all students.  The major functions of the school counselor job description incorporate the North Carolina State Board of Education priorities of High Student Performance, Healthy Students in Safe, Orderly and Caring Schools, Quality Teachers, Administrators and Staff, Strong Family, Community, and Business Support and Effective and Efficient Operation. 

Job Summary:
1.    Development and management of a comprehensive school counseling program.
2.    Delivery of a comprehensive school counseling program involving Guidance Curriculum, Individual Student Planning, Preventive and Responsive Services, and System Support.
3.    Discusses the comprehensive school counseling program with the school administrator.
4.    Develops and maintains a written plan for effective delivery of the school counseling program based on the NC Comprehensive School Counseling Standard Course of Study and current individual school data.
5.    Communicates the goals of the comprehensive school counseling program to education stakeholders.
6.    Maintains current and appropriate resources for education stakeholders.
7.    Uses the majority of time providing direct services through the Guidance Curriculum, Individual Student Planning and Preventive and Responsive Services and most remaining time in program management, system support and accountability.  (National standards recommend 80% of time in Guidance Curriculum, Individual Student Planning and Preventive and Responsive Services and 20% of time in program management, system support and accountability.  (American School Counselor Association (2003).  The ASCA National Model:  A Framework for School Counseling Programs.  Alexandria, VA
8.    Provides leadership and collaborates with other educators in the school-wide integration of the State Guidance Curriculum Standard Course of Study.
9.    Implements developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented group activities to meet student needs and school goals.
10.  Assists all students, individually or in groups, with developing academic, career and personal/social skills, goals and plans.
11.  Accurately and appropriately interprets and utilizes student data.
12.  Collaborates with parents/guardians and educators to assist students with educational and career planning.
13.  Provides individual and group counseling to students with identified concerns and needs.
14.  Consults and collaborates effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators and other educational/community resources regarding students with identified concerns and needs.
15.  Implements an effective referral and follow-up process.
16.  Accurately and appropriately uses assessment procedures for determining and structuring individual and group counseling services.  
17.  Provides appropriate information to staff related to the comprehensive school counseling program.
18.  Assists teachers, parents/guardians and other stakeholders in interpreting and understanding student data.
19.  Participates in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills.
20.  Uses available technology resources to enhance the school counseling program.
21.    Adheres to laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the school counseling profession

Qualifications:  Master’s degree counselor education program in a regionally accredited college or university.

Working Conditions:  Knowledge of office practices and procedures.
Knowledge of mathematical aptitude.
Knowledge of business letter writing and memos.
Knowledge of planning principles.
Skills in operating a computer with word processing, spreadsheet and desktop publishing applications.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to reason, make judgments, and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Ability to compile and summarize information.
Ability to resolve problem situations with sound judgment.
Ability to demonstrate proper telephone etiquette.
Ability to maintain confidentiality in matters relating to the school system.
Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative in completing work assignments.
Ability to compose correspondence independently.
Ability to work in the absence of supervision.

Application Procedure:
Apply Online, and email resume to michael.henderson@ucps.k12.nc.us
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category: Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
  • Contact Information

    • Angela Wood
    • 400 North Church Street
    • Monroe, North Carolina 28112-4730

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