SCHOOL 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:
Registers students new to the school and orients them to school procedures and the school's varied opportunities for learning; provides assistance to students in course and subject selection; maintains student records and protects their confidentiality

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

Provides student information to colleges and potential employers according to provisions of the Board's policy on student records; plans guidance field trips to schools, colleges, and industry for interested students; makes recommendations to colleges for admissions and scholarships

Arranges for tutors and summer school work; obtains and disseminates occupational information to students and to classes studying occupations; helps students evaluate career interests and choices; organizes and conducts career day

Works with students on an individual basis in the solution of personal problems related to such problems as home and family relations, peer relations, health, and emotional adjustment; provides in-service training in guidance for staff; advises administrators and faculty on the matters of student discipline

Remains available to students to provide counseling in such areas a personal growth, self-understanding, and maturity; takes an active role in interpreting the school's objectives to students, parents, and the community at large; confers with parents whenever necessary; assists in the preparation and processing of college, scholarship, and employment applications

Performs related work as required

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: $51,588 - $104,110

207 Day Dosition (Prorated), 7.5 hours per day

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