Guidance Counselor, Secondary
Guidance Counselor-Secondary Level
JOB DESCRIPTION – GUIDANCE COUNSELOR
This vibrant school in East Asia is located in a large metropolitan area with a mild climate. It has a large student body and serves the children of expatriates from over 25 countries. Like all other network schools, it is regionally accredited and offers a solid, college preparatory curriculum. The school follows an American school calendar starting in mid-August and ending in early June.
The school offers a full program of electives including foreign language, music, library, physical education, art, English for Language Learners, and computers. After school clubs include reading, ballet, soccer, drama, foreign language, orchestra, and much more. Every spring students participate in a service learning project in order to invest in the community.
The middle school serves grades 6-8 and provides a safe homeroom environment focused on core classes and project-based learning. Additionally, the high school offers AP classes, sports, drama, student government and other service learning activities.
They are looking for qualified teachers, who are well prepared academically, as well as being caring individuals who focus on the needs of the students in their classrooms. Teachers who have a heart for children and a desire to see them grow intellectually, socially, and physically will find this an ideal place to work. Faculty come to be a part of a true community.
The College and Career Counselor oversees the academic development of secondary school students, manages/counsels secondary students on academic probation, and provides personal counseling as requested by families, administration and/or students. He/she will also facilitate postsecondary planning for the high school students together with their parents. The college and career counselor will be responsible for teaching two classes in the secondary school, college preparation and career exploration.
- Accepts responsibility for the development and implementation of guidance services at the school.
- Assists students in course selection and maintains a graduation plan for each student, ensuring that appropriate courses are taking to keep students on track for graduation.
- Enters student schedules and past records for transferring students into the school information system.
- Manages the academic probation program, setting up meetings quarterly for those on academic probation with the students, teachers and parents and then counseling students through their probation.
- Makes arrangements for the PSAT testing and interprets the results to students. Assists the students in preparing to take these. Distributes results to respective students and parents.
- Informs and helps students to register for the SAT/ACT and other college entrance tests.
- Makes arrangements for the ordering and administration of the AP tests in May. Works in collaboration with the secondary principal on the AP program.
- Counsels students regarding college selection, etc.
- Sends transcripts to colleges as requested.
- Writes college recommendations as requested.
- Assists students with college admission forms, securing financial assistance, etc.
- Counsels and assists students with personal and academic problems (while keeping the school’s administration informed of developing needs or issues).
- Keeps the college catalog and information file current and accessible to students.
- Keeps updated helps on SAT/PSAT/TOEFL preparation.
- Helps coordinate secondary school achievement testing program in coordination with the Secondary Assistant Principal.
- Creates and facilitates College Fairs and recruiter visits as opportunities arise.
- Tracks academic eligibility for students participating in extra-curricular activities.
- Received Academic Concern Forms, meets with students regarding the concerns, and contacts parents and the Secondary Principal, as needed.
- Assists in the preparation for and presents in the senior parent night, giving information relevant to the 12th grade students and their parents.
- Manages records and files for students who have graduated from the school or who have transferred to another school.
- Assists the Secondary Principal in the maintenance of the school profile, ensuring the information for the current academic year is accurate and up to date.
- Other duties as assigned by the administrative team.
- A Master’s Degree in counseling preferred (or related field)
- Classes and/or training in counseling teens
- Experience working with secondary students
- Ability to clearly communicate to parents, students, and colleges
- Demonstrates a reasonable level of computer literacy, having a basic proficiency in doing word processing, e-mailing, and accessing the internet.
- A consistent good character among his/her family and peers.