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High School Counselor

High School Counselor
September 9, 2022
  • High School
  • Columbia TN
  • December 31, 2022

Website MCPS HR Maury County Public School District


School Counselor Job Responsibilities:

Advises and counsels students regarding academic, educational, and short-term social and emotional problems.
Remains universally accessible and makes an effort to know every student for whom they are responsible.
Provides individual student planning and responsive services to support students and their families regarding academic matters.
Consults, facilitates, and maintains communication with parents, teachers, administrators, and pertinent agents on specific student and parent academic and educational matters including academic modifications and/or accommodations.
Provides feedback and recommends appropriate action and solutions to individual student’s academic and educational needs and abilities.
Assists students/parents in understanding school policies and procedures.
Provides brief counseling to address social and emotional concerns and appropriately refers students to behavioral health specialists.
Communicates, coordinates, and collaborates with behavioral health specialists on developing and implementing student supports.
Supports and attends appropriate student activities and events.
Other duties as assigned by principal.
School Counselor Qualifications/Skills:

Desire and ability to work with students at the specified age level with diverse backgrounds and levels of ability toward accomplishing their educational goals.
Ability to organize tasks and manage time to meet many and varied deadlines and communicate effectively with students, parents, school administrators and other staff, including the ability to discuss topics which may be sensitive.
Working familiarity with student assessment tools, especially in evaluating and interpreting standardized test results.
Knowledge of educational software.
Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

TN Teaching License with proper endorsement
Master’s Degree in Counseling/Guidance, Education, or Social Work
Minimum of 1 year of school counseling or teaching experience
Understanding and familiarity with computer applications and word processing functions

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