Provides leadership in the local school through implementation of a developmental guidance and counseling program designed to enhance the personal/social, academic, and career development of students K-12
Consults with District staff in making referrals to community agencies.
Participates in the student support team process by serving on the school comprehensive building team.
Participates in professional growth opportunities on an on-going basis.
Promotes positive relationship with students, parents, school staff, and community.
Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator.
- Establishes the guidance and counseling program.
- Develops a comprehensive plan based on assessed needs and identified goals and objectives.
- Develops an individual plan of action based on the school guidance plan.
- Conducts individual counseling with students.
- Conducts group counseling with students in identified areas of need.
- Conducts guidance activities as identified by the school guidance plan.
- Assists with preparation for standardized group testing or in the identification of resources for test preparation.
- Gathers evaluative data to determine effectiveness of plans and makes revisions where necessary.
- Communicates over-all guidance and counseling plan to stakeholders.
- Coordinates the delivery of career/life development information to students and parents.
- Provides interpretation of student standardized group test scores to students, parents, or teachers as needed.
- Provides consultation services to District staff, parents, and community about student concerns as needed.
- Conducts follow-up on referrals and provides feedback as needed.
- Master’s Degree in School Counseling required.
- Must hold or be eligible for S-5 certification in school counseling; S-6 or S-7 preferred.
- Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate a guidance and counseling program based on student needs.
- Proven skill in counseling individuals and groups.
- Ability to conduct large group guidance sessions.
- Ability to convey accurate information regarding academic and career guidance.
- Ability to consult with teachers, staff, and parents regarding the developmental needs of students.
- Knowledge of available resources which can be used as referrals.
- Awareness of cultural diversity and its implications for school counseling.
- Must be able to successfully manage multiple tasks, projects, and responsibilities.
- Ability to apply critical thinking skills in rendering solutions to various issues.
- Must be able to collaborate effectively with District personnel, the general public, and work with diverse groups of people.
- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
- Minimum 2 years experience in counseling students as individuals and in groups and experience interpreting standardized testing results
Step placement credit may be granted for up to a maximum of 7 years (Step 8) of prior verifiable experience. Salary placement with Fulton County Schools is non-negotiable. Actual salary placement will be based on Fulton County Board of Education experience calculations from the Non-Teaching Salary Schedule B-190, Executive Scale, Step 1 - Step 8
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