GUIDANCE COUNSELOR
Loudoun County Public Schools - Ashburn, VA

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QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Holds Master's Degree from an accredited college or university and completion of an approved school guidance and counseling program; holds or is eligible for appropriate licensure

  • Has successful full-time teaching experience or successful experience in guidance and counseling

JOB DESCRIPTION:
To help students overcome problems that impede learning and to assist them in making educational, occupational, and life plans appropriate to their age/maturity level leading to their development as productive citizens; to help students develop their potential to live full, useful lives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works to resolve students' educational handicaps; works to discover and develop special abilities of students; works to prevent students from dropping out of school

  • Works with students on an individual basis in the solution of personal problems related to such situations as home and family relations, peer relations, health, and emotional adjustment; is available to students to provide counseling in such areas as personal growth, self-understanding, and maturity

  • Conducts small group counseling on student-selected and counselor-identified topics such as study skills, social skills, anger management, self-esteem, changing families, and grief

  • Creates and provides classroom instruction every two to three weeks through lessons promoting character education, self-advocacy, occupational choices, and bullying prevention based on Virginia Department of Education and American School Counselor Association standards for school counseling programs

  • Obtains and disseminates occupational information to students and to classes studying occupations; helps students evaluate career interests and choices; may organize and conduct career day

  • Provides crisis counseling when needed, for prevention, intervention, and follow-up, with referrals, when necessary, to community resources

  • Provides in-service training in school counseling for staff; collaborates with administrators and faculty on the matters of student discipline, developmental issues, and identifying significant behaviors such as suicide, self-harm, and depression

  • Takes an active role in interpreting the school's objectives to students, parents, and the community at large; confers with parents whenever necessary

  • Performs other related work as assigned

Organizational Relationships:

The School Guidance Counselor reports to the Guidance Supervisor through the Principal.

OTHER INFORMATION:
LICENSED APPLICANTS MUST UPDATE THEIR APPLICATION TO INDICATE WHICH

POSITION(S) THEY ARE APPLYING FOR. IF YOU HAVE NOT SUBMITTED A NEW RESUME WITHIN A YEAR AND/OR CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE, PLEASE SUBMIT AN UPDATED RESUME.

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Department of Personnel Services

SALARY:
Salary Range: $52,020 - $103,074

197 Day Position, 7.5 hours per day

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