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Counselor - Grades 9-12 (2021-2022 School Year)

Company: Henry County Schools
Location: Mcdonough
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


220 Day Position

190 Day Teacher Salary Scale plus 30 days at the daily rate and a $1500.00 annual supplement. The 2021-2022 salary scales have not yet been approved. The 2020-2021 salary scales are attached for reference.

All new Henry County Schools' educators are required to attend Educator Launch ~ July 19th-23rd, 2021.

Ola High School seeks a counselor who:

  • Is student-centered and believes all students can be successful
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Is a team player
  • Is comfortable working with students in all high school grade levels
  • Is prepared to conduct one-on-one counseling
  • Is prepared to facilitate small groups that address critical student needs
  • Seeks community resources to help students, when necessary
  • Will be willing to sponsor or coach an extra-curricular activity or sport

School Counselors are directly responsible to their principals. The School Counselor shall:

1.) Promote the school system's counseling program by:

  • Possessing the knowledge, abilities, skills, and attitudes necessary to plan, organize, implement and evaluate a comprehensive, developmental, results-based school counseling program.
  • Proving system support through effective school counseling program management and support for other educational programs.
  • Providing responsive services through the effective use of individual and small-group counseling, consultation and referral skills.
  • Implementing school counseling curriculum through the use of effective instructional skills and careful planning of structured group sessions for all students.

2.) Facilitate delivery of counseling services by:

  • Conducting individual counseling with students.
  • Conducting group counseling/advisement with students in the areas of educational, career, and personal/social needs.
  • Coordinating with local school staff to provide supportive instructional classroom activities that relate to student educational, career, and personal/social needs.
  • Assisting with administration and interpretation of standardized group testing.
  • Ensuring that all students receive appropriate career readiness advisement.
  • Ensuring that all students receive appropriate college readiness advisement.
  • Consulting with school staff on student problems and concerns as needed or requested.
  • Consulting with parents on student problems and concerns as needed or as requested.
  • Promoting the use of community resources in meeting student needs.
  • Advocating for equity of services for all students.
  • Engaging in professional development activities.
  • Applying newly acquired professional knowledge.

3.) Follow professional practices consistent with local school and system policies by:

  • Interacting in a professional manner with students, parents and colleagues.
  • Being available to students, parents, and colleagues in accordance with system policies.
  • Facilitating home and school communication by such means as holding conferences, telephoning and sending written communications.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of students, students' records, parents, staff, and school business.
  • Working cooperatively with school administrators, teachers, and other service personnel, and parents.
  • Modeling correct use of oral and written language.
  • Demonstrating accurate and up-to-date knowledge of content.

4.) Comply with local school, system, and state policies and regulations by:

  • Conducting counseling activities at the time scheduled.
  • Supporting policies and regulations concerning student conduct and discipline.
  • Being punctual.
  • Maintaining plans as required by school policy.
  • Implementing designated counseling core curriculum.
  • Maintaining accurate, complete, and appropriate records and reporting promptly.
  • Attending and participation in faculty meetings and other assigned meetings and activities according to school policy.
  • Complying with conditions as stated in the individual's contract.

5.) Act in a professional manner and shall assume responsibility for the counseling program by:

  • Taking precautions to protect records, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Assuming responsibility for supervising students.

6.) The School Counselor for students in grades 6-12 shall:

  • Provide to the students information for postsecondary plans, financial aid, and scholarship information.
  • Plan and coordinate the advisement program for the school.
  • Evaluate transcripts and review records in order to advise students and faculty members about course selections and placement.
  • Conduct an exit interview with students who are withdrawing from school.

7.) Follow the system's procedures in referring students to a local school support team.


  1. School Counseling Georgia Educator Certificate or meet professional qualifications of the district.

  2. Ability to work well with students, parents, staff and community is required.

  3. High integrity, excellent character, and good professional reputation are essential.

  4. Abide by the Georgia Professional Standards Code of Ethics for Educators.

  5. Ability to be regularly, predictably, and reliably at work.

  6. Ability to perform tasks involving prolonged periods of standing, walking, and sitting.

  7. Ability to perform routine physical activities such as bending and lifting/pushing/pulling up to 50 pounds.

  8. Vision, hearing, written, and verbal communications are essential factors in performing required tasks.

Keywords: Henry County Schools, Atlanta , Counselor - Grades 9-12 (2021-2022 School Year), Other , Mcdonough, Georgia

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