Hillsborough High School
Holds or is
eligible for a New Jersey Educational Services
certificate with student personnel services
department is an integral part of the total
educational program. Its services seek to focus
on the belief that each student is an individual with
unique goals, experiences, problems, abilities and
resources and each student must be counseled as an
individual. In keeping with this philosophy,
the counselor seeks to establish a working
relationship with all students in developing an
awareness of their strengths and weaknesses, in
self-understanding, self-responsibility, decision
making, developing values, attitudes and skills
required to cope with and accomplish a more
fulfilling life in today's complex society.
Major Duties and
Registers students new
to the school and orients them to school procedures and the
school's varied opportunities for learning.
administration of all standardized testing. Assists
students, teachers, and parents in evaluating aptitudes and
abilities through the interpretation of individual
standardized test scores and other pertinent data.
Works with students in evolving educational and occupational
plans in terms of such evaluation.
Conducts two or more
scheduled interviews with each student assigned and remains
available for further counseling at students' requests when
appropriate. Counsels student in personal growth,
self-understanding, maturity and future goals.
Arranges for home
instruction in extended absences and summer school
applications when requested.
Participates with other
members of the pupil personnel services team in relationship
to meeting the needs of the students.
information and serves as a career resource person for the
implementation of appropriate career awareness
with parents when it is necessary to help them better
understand and assist in the educational, vocational and
personal guidance of their children and is available for
When appropriate, works
with teams of teachers in a combined effort to provide the
necessary guidance and planning required for an effective
education for each individual student.
Works with teachers and
other staff members to familiarize them with the general
range of services offered by the student personnel services
department, and to improve the educational prospects of
individual students being counseled.
preparation and processing of college, scholarship and
employment applications. Make recommendations for
admissions and scholarships where applicable.
maintains and interprets accurate cumulative records,
activity records and uniform transcript records for assigned
students. Maintains and protects the confidentiality of
such student records.
Acts as consultant to
staff, parents, learning institutions, community agencies,
business and industry in reference to the student's growth
and development. In the capacity as consultant, the
counselor shares in curriculum revision, and assists in
determining the appropriateness of course offerings and/or
class placements for all students.
Maintains a current
knowledge of trends and techniques within their field and
actively pursues continuous professional improvement through
their performance evaluations and individual professional
coordinates the placement and grouping of students.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
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