Education equivalent experience:
* Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university supplemented by a Master's Degree in guidance and counseling and considerable counseling and guidance or teaching experience.
* Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university supplemented by a Masters degree in guidance and counseling and considerable counseling and guidance or teaching experience.
Description: Counseling students, providing guidance concerning attendance, enrollment, academics, scheduling, college and career opportunities; maintaining records and files;
Provides the leadership for the development and delivery of the guidance program;
Provides a confidential counseling environment;
Counsels with students individually and in small groups for specifically identified needs as endorsed by recognized guidance curriculum;
Consults with parents, school staff, other pupil personnel specialists and community agency personnel to help students experiencing problems;
Meets with students to provide information on curricular and extra-curricular alternatives and the career goals to which they may lead;
Provides orientation for new students;
Assists in identification, referral and appropriate placement of students with special needs;
Assists parents in monitoring academic progress of students. Provides appropriate feedback to teachers regarding needs of students;
Provides counseling for departing students: transfers and dropouts;
Supervises the coordination and interpretation of standardized testing;
Participates in curriculum development and serves on faculty committees;
Attends staff meetings, PSTA meetings, and department sponsored workshops;
Prepares and presents sessions regarding personal growth, school adjustment, career development, self-concept, attendance and related matters;
Provides scheduled and spontaneous discussions with teachers, administrators, parents and outside agency personnel;
Counsels students and provides career information;
Organizes counseling staff and delegates assignments;
Manages the guidance departmentís budget;
Coordinates summer school registration;
Consults with the principal regularly concerning the overall operation and implementation of the guidance program;
Conducts regularly scheduled departmental meetings with staff;
Is responsible for maintenance of studentsí records;
Supervises the evaluation of the guidance program;
Performs related tasks as required.
Other Information: Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of school guidance counseling; general knowledge of community agencies available to serve and assist students; general knowledge of casework methods and procedures; ability to conduct interviews and guidance sessions effectively and to analyze attitudes and problems objectively; ability to counsel students and parents on sensitive problems and to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff and administration.
Possession of or ability to acquire appropriate license(s), certificate(s), and/or endorsement(s) for position as required by the Commonwealth of Virginia and School Board.
Working Conditions: Essential:
* Exertion of up to 20 pounds of force.
* Exertion of up to 10 pounds of force.
* Work requires climbing.
* Work requires stooping.
* Work requires reaching.
* Work requires standing.
* Work requires walking.
* Work requires using fingers.
* Work requires repetitive motions.
* Vocal communication required to convey instructions.
* Hearing required to perceive information at normal levels.
* Visual acuity is required for determining accuracy of work.
* Visual acuity is required for observing surroundings.
* Not subject to adverse environmental conditions.
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