Provides counseling services for students by designing and implementing a multi-layered, comprehensive, and accountable guidance program in which equity, access, and academic success for all students is the focus. Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved. Strives to implement, by instruction and action, the District’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.New Hire Only School Counselor Incentives as of 7/1/23 (Rehires are not eligible)
$5,000 Hiring Bonus
$1,500 Moving Stipend
$1,000 Hard-to Staff Supplement
$1,000 Career Ladder SupplementEssential Functions
- Designs and implements a data-driven, comprehensive guidance program to meet the academic, career, and social/personal needs of students at the school as outlined in the District School Counseling Plan. Supervises the maintenance and procedures regarding student records.
- Conducts classroom guidance activities focused on academic, career, and social emotional learning.
- Monitors each student’s State Assessment requirements and course requirements for promotion and/or graduation.
- Implements, in conjunction with teachers and staff, the district career program to provide for students information on curriculum and specific programs; postsecondary opportunities; scholarships and financial aid; and career opportunities.
- Makes student referrals to school and community agencies and provides regular and appropriate feedback to teachers.
- Offers developmental and preventive individual and group counseling for all students.
- Conducts planned articulation and orientation program for feeder schools.
- Serves as a resource person for school staff on guidance-related activities and techniques.
- Coordinates district/community counseling services conducted in the school, including the services of the student services team that serves the school.
- Provides students, parents, and teachers with appropriate and necessary support, consultative services, and training.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university.Experience:
None.Certifications & Licenses:
Florida Department of Education Specialization Requirements for Certification in Guidance and Counseling.Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
- Knowledge of Florida Statutes governing promotion, graduation, state assessment program, compulsory school attendance, credits, Florida Virtual School, and home school
- Knowledge of the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Exceptional Student Education services eligibility requirements
- Knowledge of Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Knowledge of subject content
- Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- Strong time management skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Strong word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software skills
- Ability to plan and implement a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of students
- Ability to devote additional hours beyond the workday for grading papers and preparation of lesson plans
- Ability to manage students
- Ability to manage multiple tasks