Grundy County Board of Education
  • 13-Apr-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • TN, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

TITLE School Counselor
QUALIFICATIONS 1. Valid Tennessee teaching license with appropriate endorsement(s);
2. Administrative or supervisory experience in accordance with state law and State
Board Rules and Regulations, based on the minimum of a master's
degree; and
3. Meets health and physical requirements.
JOB GOAL To help students overcome problems that impede learning and to assist them
in making educational, occupational, and life plans that hold promise for
their personal fulfillment as mature and responsible men and women.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
I. Services to Students
A. Counseling and Consultation
1. Provide counseling to students about adjustment to school and transition from grade level to grade
level
2. Provide counseling to students about coping with difficult personal and family problems
3. Provide counseling to students in terms of increasing self-awareness and developing a positive selfconcept
4. Provide consultation to students about decisions and goals
5. Provide counseling to students who are referred as having the following problems: attendance,
retention, discipline, and pre-delinquency
6. Provide counseling in educational planning and placement
7. Provide counseling in career awareness and planning
B. Counseling and Guidance
1. Provide career development and educational and occupational information
2. Provide primary prevention instruction in areas such as sexual abuse and substance abuse at
appropriate grade levels
3. Provide enhancement instruction in areas such as self-concept, interpersonal relations, and decision
making appropriate to student development
4. Use teacher and student participation in the implementation of the guidance and counseling
program
C. Evaluation and Assessment
1. Provide academic development of students through the interpretation and use of assessments
2. Provide self-concepts development of students through evaluation and assessment
II. Services to School Staff
A. Planning and Program Management
1. Organize, coordinate, and evaluate learning environments most suited to the developmental needs
of students
2. Plan and establish jointly with educational staff a comprehensive guidance program that responds
to developmental needs of students
3. Provide up-to-date, accurate student records as relates to the guidance program
B. Consultation and Communication
1. Aid school staff in establishing learning environments most suited to the developmental needs of
students
2. Aid school staff in the early identification of student problems
3. Aid school staff in implementing a career development program
4. Aid in program planning for students with special needs
Job Description: School Counselor 12/23/2015
C. Staff Development
1. Orient the staff to the guidance and counseling services
2. Provide staff development activities for school personnel on topics such as achievement and
aptitude test results, parent involvement, behavior management, student motivation and human
development
III. Services to Parents
A. Consultation and Communication
1. Aid parents in developing strategies for supporting their children's educational program
2. Provide parent training to promote better understanding of child development and behavior and to
improve parent-child communication
3. Orient parents to guidance and counseling services
4. Aid parents with appropriate professional services outside the school when needed
Performs other duties as assigned by the principal and/or Director of Schools.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
This job may require lifting of objects that exceed ten (10) pounds. Other physical demands that may be required
are as follows:
1. Kneeling
2. Talking
3. Hearing
4. Seeing
TEMPERAMENT (Personal Traits)
1. Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature
without loss of efficiency or composure.
2. Adaptability to accepting responsibility for the direction, control, or planning of an activity.
3. Adaptability to dealing with students.
4. Adaptability to making generalizations, evaluations, or decisions based on sensory or judgmental criteria.
CAPACITY AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS
Specific capacities and abilities may be required of an individual in order to learn or adequately perform adequately
a task or job duty.
1. Intelligence: The ability to understand instructions and underlying principles. Ability to reason and make
judgments.
2. Verbal: Ability to understand meanings of words and the ideas associated with them.
3. Numerical: Ability to perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately.
4. Data Perception: Ability to understand and interpret information presented in the form of graphs, charts, or
tables.
WORK CONDITIONS
Normal working environment in a rural public school.
May be assigned to more than one school and/or different schools from year to year.
Job Description: School Counselor 12/23/2015
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
The employee is expected to complete a minimum of the two hundred (200) day work year of certified employees;
additional days are required at the secondary level.
Salary will be established by the years of experience and academic background.
Qualifies for the PROFESSIONAL EXEMPTION from the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act
(FLSA) in regard to overtime. The employee is not entitled to the overtime rate of pay (time and a half) when the
employee works over forty (40) hours in the defined work week (from Sunday 12:00 a.m. and continues through the
following Saturday at 11:59 p.m.).
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people
assigned to this position. They are not intended to be a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of
personnel so assigned.

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