Provides a comprehensive school counseling program that assists all students in acquiring the skills and knowledge to maximize highest student achievement in a safe learning environment. Responsibilities may vary depending upon the specific work setting and counselor-to-student ratio and should correspond to the needs and priorities established in the schools’and district’s counseling program.
•Implements the comprehensive school counseling program as outlined in the Pinellas County School District’s Professional Counselor plan.
•Acts as an advocate for all students.
•Works in collaboration with other stakeholders in narrowing the achievement gap.
•Provides professional leadership to establish a culture conducive to learning.
•Counsels individual and/or small groups of students with academic, career and personal/social concerns.
•Assists students in developing a plan for achieving educational, career and personal/social goals.
•Consults with a variety of school-based teams to facilitate appropriate placement decisions to enhance student achievement, which includes but is not limited to exceptional student staffing’s, 504 determination meetings, and Child Study team meetings.
•Confers with classroom teachers, administration, support staff, community agencies and parents regarding students and their needs.
•Provides support to teachers in the delivery of counseling program related curriculum.
•Coordinates with school and community agencies to broaden students’ resources.
•Seeks resources necessary to achieve school goals.
•Guides individuals/groups of students through the development of educational plans, career awareness and personal/social growth issues.
•Identifies and disaggregates critical data, such as grades, test scores, attendance, promotion rates, graduation and post secondary enrollment rate.
•Uses data to develop strategies to positively impact students.
•Follows the guidelines of the national, state and district standards for professional school counselors.
•Adheres to ethical and legal professional standards.
•Uses appropriate technology for counseling services.
•Performs other related duties as required.
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in School Counseling and State of Florida School Counselor certification or eligibility for Florida State certification.
Orientation to and/or experience in a school setting.