School Counselor

Location
Potomac Falls, VA, Potomac Falls High School
Posted
Aug 22, 2020
Closes
Sep 21, 2020
Ref
IRC23456
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
To help students overcome problems that impede learning and to assist them in making educational, occupational, and life plans appropriate to their age/maturity level leading to their development as productive citizens; to help students develop their potential to live full, useful lives.

Responsibilities

* Works to resolve students' educational handicaps; works to discover and develop special abilities of students; works to prevent students from dropping out of school
* Helps register students new to the school and orients them to school procedures and the school• s varied opportunities for learning; provides assistance to students in course and subject selection; maintains student records and protects their confidentiality
* Assists students on an individual basis in the solution of personal problems related to such situations as home and family relations, peer relations, health, and emotional adjustment; is available to students to provide counseling in such areas as personal growth, self-understanding, and maturity
* Conducts small group counseling on student-selected and counselor-identified topics such as study skills, social skills, anger management, self-esteem, changing families, and grief
* Obtains and disseminates occupational information to students and to classes studying occupations; helps students evaluate career interests and choices; may organize and conduct career day
* Provides crisis counseling when needed, for prevention, intervention, and follow-up, with referrals, when necessary, to community resources
* Offers in-service training in school counseling topics for staff; collaborates with administrators and faculty on the matters of student discipline, developmental issues, and identifying significant behaviors such as suicide, self-harm, and depression
* Takes an active role in interpreting the school's objectives to students, parents, and the community at large; confers with parents whenever necessary
* Performs other related work as assigned

Qualifications

* Holds Master• s Degree from an accredited college or university and completion of an approved school counseling program; holds or is eligible for appropriate licensure
* Has successful full-time teaching experience or successful experience in school guidance and counseling

Organizational Relationships:
The School Counselor reports to the Supervisor of School Counseling Services through the Principal.

Additional Details

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Position is 7.5 hours per day.

The Loudoun County School Boardseeks to cultivate a high performing team of professionals focused on itsmission and goals. The School Board values merit and excellence within itsworkforce and encourages the highest levels of professionalism for all itsemployees.

The School Board also recognizesand values the diversity of the students and broader community it serves andencourages diversity within its workforce.

The Loudoun County School Board isan Equal Opportunity Employer. The School Board does not discriminate againstqualified applicants or employees on the basis of actual or perceived race , national origin, ancestry , color, sex, sexualorientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medicalconditions, marital status, age, religion, disability, genetic information,veteran status or any basis protected by law.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Assistant Superintendent for Department of Human Resources and Talent Development
Loudoun County Public Schools
21000 Education Court
Ashburn, VA 20148

Tel: 571-252-1100

How To Apply

To submit an application online, please select • Apply Now•

To be considered for the vacancy, please complete ALL sections of the application. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application

Please be sure to upload the following:

• Three (3) current professional references (Name, phone number, email address). At least one reference should be a current supervisor or most recent supervisor.
• College Transcripts
• Copy of your teaching license (if applicable)
• Test Scores (if applicable)
• Resume