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School Counselor

Job Requirements:

  • master’s degree or higher in school counseling or the substantial equivalent
  • meet the state certification/licensure standards
  • uphold the ethical and professional standards of professional counseling associations
  • promote the development of the school counseling program based on the following areas of the ASCA National Model: foundation, delivery, management and accountability
  • Continuing education requirement of 180 hours every 5 years

Job Description:

  • implement a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student achievement
  • employed in elementary, middle/junior high and high schools and in district supervisory, counselor education and post-secondary settings
  • work is differentiated by attention to developmental stages of student growth, including the needs, tasks and student interests related to those stages
  • help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow
  • maximize student achievement by incorporating leadership, advocacy and collaboration
  • professional school counselors promote equity and access to opportunities and rigorous educational experiences for all students
  • support a safe learning environment and work to safeguard the human rights of all members of the school community
  • collaborating with other stakeholders to promote student achievement,
  • address the needs of all students through prevention and intervention programs that are a part of a comprehensive school counseling program

(The above information was taken from the American School Counselor Association's website

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