Director Of School Counseling

Alexandria, Virginia
Aug 17, 2022
Dec 09, 2022
Full Time
Job Description

To assist the principal in all areas of guidance and testing. The major function is the achievement of the goals of guidance as well as the goals of student testing. Responsibilities include administrative functions as they pertain to the guidance and testing process.


Certificates & Licenses: Valid Virginia Department of Education license with an endorsement in school counseling, or eligibility to obtain one through the completion of a master's degree in school counseling
  • The additional endorsement in Administration and Supervision is required
  • At least five years of experience working as a school counselor at the middle or high school level with increased levels of responsibility preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership experiences
  • Master schedule experience preferred.
  • Ability to produce and deliver clear and accurate written and oral communication • Strong attention to detail and follow-up.
  • Ability to collect, analyze, interpret and present participation, formative and outcome data.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize and multitask under tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency with, or ability to learn, multiple applications including, but not limited to PowerSchool, Naviance, Mailchimp, Canvas, Google

Essential Functions
  • The Director of School Counseling assists in the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive school counseling program in alignment with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) national model.
  • The Director serves as school testing coordinator
  • The Director provides leadership for and supports a variety of strategic initiatives at the high school level aimed to increase academic and workplace readiness, social-emotional development, civic engagement, and post-secondary options for a diverse student body
  • Provides leadership to fully integrate the full array of school counseling services into the total educational program of Francis C. Hammond Middle School.
  • Provides leadership in the development and actualization of a master schedule that accommodates student requests and staffing and coordinates schedules between campuses to maximize opportunities
  • Develops and implements programming which allows for students to progress socially, emotionally, and academically.
  • Collects analyze, prepares, and reports data related to program progress in key areas aligned to ACPS and FCH strategic plans and school improvement efforts
  • Maintains high levels of effectiveness with Professional Learning Communities whereby student data are analyzed and teams collaborate for enhancing school improvement
  • Provides leadership in implementing MTSS that improve student learning and achievement outcomes
  • Oversees the implementation of the 504 process from initial meetings to classroom communication
  • Serves on a variety of committees and the school leadership team
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit throughout the school year

Other Duties As Assigned
  • Performs other specific job-related duties as directed by the Principal
  • Assists and/or leads during unexpected, urgent, and emergency situations

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test Public Health Compliance

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.


Primary Location:
FC Hammond Middle School
Salary Range:
$89,520.00 - $142,058.40 / Administrator LAS-E
Shift Type:

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