School Counselor Job Description

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School Counselor

School Counselor responsibilities

  • Implementing a competitive school counseling program that promotes students’ success
  • Ensuring equitable access to opportunities and rigorous curriculum for all students
  • Collaborating with parents, teachers, community organizations and other stakeholders

School Counselor Job Description Template

Job Brief

We are looking for a professional School Counselor to help students prepare for academic achievement, ensure career readiness and develop personal or social competencies through a comprehensive, preventive and developmental counseling program. The goal is to ensure that students will become productive and well-adjusted adults.


  • Guide the development and implement a competitive school counseling program that focuses on and promotes students’ success
  • Value and respond to the diversity and individual differences of students
  • Ensure equitable access to opportunities and rigorous curriculum for all students
  • Provide direct support services through structured conventions
  • Evaluate areas of strength (KSAOs) and advocate students
  • Provide group or individual responsive services
  • Collaborate and consult with parents, teachers, community organisations and other stakeholders
  • Perform assessments, interpret tests and study student records
  • Gather and analyse data to measure results
  • Complete regular reports on progress


  • Proven working experience in school counseling
  • Integrity and professionalism
  • Advocacy skills
  • Ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse student pool
  • Working knowledge of various counseling models, practices and resources
  • Engaging interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills
  • Ability to collect and analyse data
  • Computer literacy
  • Sound judgement and emotional intelligence
  • MA degree in School Counseling

School Counselor Job Description Examples

Middle school counselor • Salina Unified School District

MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNSELOR SALINA SOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL REPORTS TO : Building Principal QUALIFICATIONS : Masters Degree; Valid Kansas School Specialist License as a School Counselor.

Teachers should become familiar with the services of the counselors' office and learn how to use the information available through that office to do a better job in the classroom...

Each of the counselors will be resp...

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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 Counselor ($56,531+) • Dcps

Dorchester County Public Schools is currently accepting applications for School Counselors. Under the direction of the school principal and the Supervisor of School Counselors, School Counselors provide a comprehensive developmental program of guidance and counseling to assist students in the areas of academic achievement, career/educational decision making, and personal and social... developme...

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Licensed School Counselor • Leidos


Job Description...

Join our global force of military school counselors!

Leidos is looking for a School Counselor to support Ft. Riley school near Manhattan, KS.

A career of purpose—serving our nation’s military children and families—is open for you, and an empathetic, supportive, and motivational licensed therapist who can proactively help military children overcome common chall...

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