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

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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Job Description

School/Center: Ocean Breeze Elementary School

Location: 1101 Cheyenne Drive Indian Har

Job Number: 000207

School Year: 2023 FY



Apply By: 07/20/2022

Date Available: 08/02/2022

Status: All Applicants

Contract: 10 Month

Hours/Day: 8.000


Job Type: Instructional

Instructional Subject: ...

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School Guidance Counselor - Long-Term Substitute • Bentonville Schools

Position Type:Other Licensed...Date Posted:6/23/2022

Location:BPS - Student Services

Date Available:08/01/2022School Guidance Counselor• This is for a long-term substitute position only. We have multiple locations available.*

Job SummaryUtilize leadership, advocacy and collaboration to promote student success, provide preventive services and respond to identified student needs by...

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School Counselor • Bonfire Digital Wellness

These past couple of years have definitely done a number on all of us, but especially our kids from all the screen use, to the lost social engagement time, etc.

That’s why BonfireDW was created. We provide coaching, classes, community, and support, all designed to help kids stay socially, emotionally, mentally, physically and digitally fit...

Our methodology was developed by our team of exper...

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