School Counselor 7-12 - #242384

SAU 7


Date: 05/04/2021 18:30 PM

City: Colebrook, New Hampshire

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

GRENERAL RESPONSIBILITIESUnder the direction of the building principal, the school counselor plans and provides for appropriate services for students. Provides an atmosphere conducive to the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of all students. Monitors and evaluates student outcomes. Communicates and interacts with students, parents, staff, and community



Develops, selects, and modifies guidance lessons and materials to meet the needs of all students. Middle SchoolServe all students. Responsible for some 504 students. Conduct individual student academic program planning.Begin 4-yr plans with rising 9th gradersInform students of all post-secondary options.Prepare and inform students for standardize testing (PSAT).Inform students about the importance of extracurricular activities.Keep the Principal appraised of any problems encountered.High SchoolServe all students



Responsible for some 504 students. Conduct individual academic program planning and updating of 4-yr plans.Prepare students for graduation including, but not limited to: scheduling, verification of credits, diploma plans and diploma seals.Inform students of all post-secondary options.Support students and families by promoting financial aid services and scholarships.Assist students with the college application process (transcripts, essays, letters of recommendations, resume, college fair, etc.).Assist students with post-secondary vocational and employment opportunities.Inform students about the advantages of higher-level courses (AP) and Early College program.Prepare and inform students for standardize testing (PSAT, SAT, ACT, ASVAB).Inform students about the importance of extracurricular activities.Keep the Principal appraised of any problems encountered.Participate in counselor related school activities; graduation and academic awards. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESKnowledge of counseling theories and skills, group dynamics, and small group processes; extensive knowledge social/emotional instructional programs; working knowledge of the juvenile justice system and laws that apply to juveniles; thorough knowledge of local, state and federal standards; demonstrates considerable knowledge of FERPA, IDEA, McKinney-Vento Act, and laws concerning student rights and confidentiality, as well as, other state and federal mandates; working knowledge of student database systems; thorough knowledge of standardized testing and procedures and interpretation of scores; working knowledge of gifted and special education programs; knowledge of promotion and retention requirements; excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills; ability to work with administrators, colleagues, central office and school based staff, students, parents and community.

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