Guidance Counselor

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Summary Information:
Employer: Chesapeake Public Schools
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Counselor
Guidance
School / Org: Chesapeake Public Schools
Location Chesapeake, Virginia
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN5
Posting Date: 19 September 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Details:
Chesapeake Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Applicant Pool - Guidance Counselor

Calendar Days: 10 Calendar Months

Educational Requirements:
Education:
Essential:
* Master's Degree
* Bachelor's Degree

Education equivalent experience:
Essential:
* Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university supplemented by a Master's Degree in guidance and counseling and considerable counseling and guidance or teaching experience.

Description:
Performs intermediate professional work advising, assisting and counseling students.

- Provides a confidential counseling environment.
- Counsels with students individually and in small groups for specifically identified needs including personal, academic and vocational growth;
- Consults with parents, school staff, other pupil personnel specialists and community agency personnel to help student experiencing problems;
- Meets with students to provide information on curricular and extra-curricular alternatives and the career goals to which they may lead.
- Assists students in making appropriate post-secondary or vocational choices;
- Assists students and parents in the preparation and processing of college, scholarship, and employment applications.
- Provides orientation for new students;
- Assists in identification, referral and appropriate placement of students with special needs;
- Assists parents in monitoring academic progress of students; Provides appropriate feedback to teachers regarding needs of students;
- Provides counseling for departing students: transfers and dropouts;
- Assists with the coordination and interpretation of standardized testing;
- Participates in curriculum development and serves on faculty committees;
- Attends staff meetings, PSTA meetings, and department sponsored workshops;
- Performs related tasks as required.

Other Information:
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of school guidance counseling; general knowledge of community agencies available to serve and assist students; general knowledge of casework methods and procedures; ability to conduct interviews and guidance sessions effectively and to analyze attitudes and problems objectively; ability to counsel students and parents on sensitive problems and to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff and administration.

Possession of or ability to acquire appropriate license(s), certificate(s), and/or endorsement(s) for position as required by the Commonwealth of Virginia and School Board.

Working Conditions:
Essential:
* Exertion of up to 20 pounds of force.
* Exertion of up to 10 pounds of force.
* Work requires climbing.
* Work requires stooping.
* Work requires reaching.
* Work requires standing.
* Work requires walking.
* Work requires using fingers.
* Work requires repetitive motions.
* Vocal communication required to convey instructions.
* Hearing required to perceive info at normal levels
* Visual acuity is required for determining accuracy of work.
Nonessential:
* Visual acuity is required for observing surroundings.
* Not subject to adverse environmental conditions.



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