Guidance Counselor Job Description

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Guidance Counselor responsibilities

  • Developing and implement an all-encompassing educational and counseling plan
  • Fostering equal opportunity practices and encourage students’ association
  • Paying attention to cultural or societal differences in dealing with the students

Guidance Counselor Job Description Template

Job Brief

We are seeking a qualified Guidance Counselor to support and educate elementary, middle and/or high school students through a well-prepared counseling program. You will serve as the facilitator for the attaining of students’ academic or career goals, and assist them in developing their social and mental capacity. The goal is to enable the students to become mature and well-functioning adults.


  • Develop and implement an all-encompassing educational and counseling plan with modern methods of teaching and mentoring
  • Foster equal opportunity practices and encourage students’ association
  • Pay attention to cultural or societal differences in dealing with the students
  • Conduct group or individual counseling sessions to assist students with problems or concerns
  • Assess students’ attributes (KSAOs) and help them realise their strengths
  • Evaluate the progress of students and reinforce the sense of accomplishment
  • Identify behavioral problems or at-risk students and act appropriately
  • Cooperate with parents and teachers as well as other interested parties
  • Complete assessments and tests, analyse results and provide feedback
  • Study and update student records
  • Prepare and present reviews on progress


  • Proven experience as a Guidance Counselor or Teacher;
  • Integrity and professionalism
  • Ability to operate within a wide range of student personalities and backgrounds
  • Education in various models of teaching, best counseling practices and regulations
  • Excellent communication skills and high emotional intelligence abilities
  • Basic knowledge of computers
  • MA degree in school or guidance counseling; guidance counseling credentials is a must.

Guidance Counselor Job Description Examples

Guidance Counselor • Claremore Public Schools

• JobID: 923

Position Type...

Student Support Services/Guidance Counselor

Date Posted:



Westside Elementary

Guidance Counselor

Position Purpose

Under the general supervision of the Director of Pupil Services, to provide students, parents, administrators, and other teaching staff with information on career and or educational opportunities; administer and interpret car...

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School Counselor • The Odyssey School

The Odyssey School is seeking a full time school counselor to work with lower school and middle school students for the 2022-2023 school year.

The Odyssey School provides an excellent education to children five years old through middle school who have been diagnosed with dyslexia and other language learning differences. Odyssey offers an educational program using proven teaching methods, small...

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Part-time Elementary Guidance Counselor • Joplin Schools

Position: Elementary School Counselor

Qualifications: Valid Missouri Certification, required...

Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling, required

Two years classroom teaching, preferred

Supervisory: No

Reports to: Building Principal

Successful candidates will have a demonstrated knowledge of personal, academic, and career development. Counselor must also have knowledge and skills to su...

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Instructional-Guidance Counselor • School District Of Osceola County

Auto req ID 3334BR Job description To assist in the needs of the student in growth and development-social, academic, physical, emotional and behavioral, serves as a consultant to the student, teacher and parents, and provides leadership and organization to all guidance activities within the school. Title Instructional-Guidance Counselor Location Flora Ridge Elementary School Employment type Ful...

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