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Guidance Counselor

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Summary Information:
Employer: Knox County Schools
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Counselor
School / Org: Hardin Valley Middle School
Location Knoxville, Tennessee
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN4600136651
Posting Date: 7 February 2018
Closing Date: 16 February 2018

Knox County Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position:

Guidance Counselor

Location: Hardin Valley Middle School

Minimum Salary: $38,295.00

Job Summary - Guidance Counselor: Responsible for providing counseling and guidance to students at the school or schools at which the counselor is employed.

• Valid Tennessee teaching license with proper area of endorsement
• Master’s Degree
• Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable

Essential Function / Job Duties:
• Report to Assistant Superintendent – Curriculum/Instruction
• School counselors shall provide preventive and developmental counseling to school students in order to prepare them for their school responsibilities and their social and physical development
• Aid children in academic development through the use and interpretation of test scores, improved pupil self-concept, and early identification and attention to problems that are deterrents to learning and development
• Act in a consultative role to teachers relative to the use of test scores and improvement of the learning environment, use of out-of-school resources and agencies and development of a home-school liaison
• Offer services related to the identification and placement of children with handicapping conditions
• Serve in a consultative role to parents, in a liaison capacity, as a resource in understanding growth and development problems, and as an aid in understanding how some non-school factors affect learning and achievement on children
• Serve as a resource in decreasing discipline problems through and understanding of peer relations, teacher-pupil relations, social awareness and drug awareness
• Aid in improving school attendance and retention by implementing and early identification and prevention program for potential attendance and retention problems
• Serve as a resource in decreasing the incidence of juvenile delinquency by early intervention through guidance and counseling services
• Act as a resource and consultant to teachers in implementing a career development program which, at the elementary school level, includes self awareness, job awareness and pre-vocational orientation
• Provide an available source for youngsters needing someone to “just listen” to their problems or concerns
• Serve as a resource and consultant to teachers in implementing an intervention program that utilizes conflict resolution and decision-making strategies aimed at preventing occurrences of disruptive acts by student within the school and on school property
• Establish and maintain satisfactory, respectful working relationships within the school environment
• Perform other duties as assigned

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