School Counselor - Secondary

Alexandria, Virginia
Jul 26, 2021
Aug 02, 2021
Full Time
Job Description: The School Counselor provides students with information on career and/or post-high school educational opportunities; administers and interprets career assessment tools; plans on-site presentations by college and/or career representatives; and manages ongoing department programs. This position reports to the Director of Counseling.

  • Education: A Master's degree in guidance counseling, representing intensive course work in the principles and practice of educational guidance; educational testing and measurement; counseling; the organization and administration of guidance services; and the psychology of learning.
  • Certificates & Licenses: Valid Virginia Department of Education license with an endorsement in School Counseling, or eligibility to obtain one.
  • Experience: Job-related within specialized field with increasing levels of responsibility is required.

Essential Functions:
  • Assists students (e.g. financial aid, college materials, applications, online registration, scholarships, etc.) in activities necessary for securing financial aid for post-graduation academic and/or vocation opportunities.
  • Conducts student workshops and/or presentations to provide student with information regarding occupational programs, Career Center's services, and/or other post high school opportunities.
  • Coordinates on-campus site visits by college and university recruiters, including "Career Day," to ensure availability of facilities and enhancing students' access to educational opportunities.
  • Directs student workers and volunteers to ensure that work functions are completed correctly and within specific timeframes.
  • Maintains a variety of confidential and non-confidential manual and electronic lists and records (e.g. inventory of college catalogues, applications and web site locations, etc.) to ensure the availability of materials for internal use and distribution as required.
  • Monitors student activities in the Career Center to provide a safe and positive environment.
  • Participates in a variety of meetings, workshops and committees (e.g. university/college conferences, class visits, community service group meetings, etc.) to convey and/or gather information required to perform functions and remain knowledgeable with program guidelines.
  • Performs a variety of clerical activities (e.g. copying, filing, collating, answering phones, etc.) in support of the students and staff.
  • Prepares a variety of documents, reports and written materials (e.g. individual awards, invitations, event programs, bulletins, reports, etc.) to communicate information to parents, staff; provide written support, develop recommendations and/or convey information.
  • Researches educational and/or career opportunities to provide students with information on educational and/or career opportunities.
  • Schedules career and/or vocational assessments of students' interests and abilities to evaluate career options.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.


Primary Location:
Jefferson-Houston IB PreK-8 School
Salary Range:
Teachers and Other Licensed Staff Salary Scale (
Shift Type:

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