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School Counselor

Job Summary

Responsible for providing individuals with career, personal, social and educational counseling in a school setting. Assists students in all grades, including kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, and high school. Helps students evaluate their abilities, interests, talents, and personalities.

Primary responsibilities

  • Help students develop and implement realistic career and academic goals.
  • Evaluate and advise students using interviews, counseling sessions, interest and aptitude assessment tests.
  • Identify and help those that are being bullied.
  • Give information sessions on timely topics such as bullying, drugs, and peer pressure.
  • Work with students who have special needs.
  • Operate career information centers or career education programs.
  • Provide classroom advice and guidance.
  • Observe children during classroom instruction and play.
  • Evaluate strengths, weaknesses, problems, or special needs.
  • Ensure curriculum addresses both the academic and the developmental needs of students.
  • Work in diverse community settings.
  • Advise students about potential college majors, entrance exams, and financial aid.
  • Help locate apprenticeship programs.
  • Help students develop job search skills.
  • Provide college career planning.
  • Help students to understand and deal with social, behavioral, and personal problems.
  • Provide the tools to enhance students' personal, social, and academic growth.
  • Provide students with life skills to deal with problems.
  • Lead alcohol and drug prevention programs.
  • Hold conflict resolution classes.
  • Identify cases of domestic abuse and other family problems.
  • Consult and collaborate with parents, teachers, school administrators, school psychologists, medical professionals, and social workers.

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