Guidance Counselor

The Village Charter School | Trenton, NJ

  

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CountyMercer
Posted Date 4/26/2021
Expiration Date8/02/2021
Description
Guidance Counselor

Position Purpose
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to provide students, parents, administrators, and other teaching staff with information on career and or educational opportunities; administer and interpret career assessment tools; and assist students in developing educational and occupational goals and plans.

Essential Performance Responsibilities
  • Assists students in evaluating students' aptitudes and abilities through the interpretation of individual standardized test scores and other pertinent data, and works with students in developing education and occupation plans consistent with such evaluation.
  • Assists students in making course and subject selections, as well as with evaluating career interests and choices.
  • Assists in the scheduling of couseling  and social emotional learning classes.
  • Obtains and disseminates information regarding occupational opportunities to students and to classes studying occupations.
  • Assists students with high school admissions, scholarship and identifying employment opportunities.
  • Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff members to ascertain individual student's abilities and needs, including students with special needs, and to familiarize stakeholders with guidance services.
  • Researches educational and career opportunities, and coordinates with teachers, high school personnel, resource specialists, and business and community organizations for the purpose of providing information, and making recommendations.
  • Assists with the registration and orientation students who are new to the school regarding procedures and educational opportunities.
  • Serves as ready resource to students to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and maturity.
  • Plans and coordinates field trips to institutions of higher learning, businesses and other organizations related to guidance responsibilities.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research, and by maintaining professional relationships with members of institutions of higher learning and the business community.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • Assists in the orientation of new teachers, and provides in-service training in guidance.
Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and Head of school
                Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Equipment
Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.

Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of pre/post high school program eligibility requirements.
  • Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office and school building environments.
              

Qualifications Profile
  • NJ State Certification as a Guidance Counselor
  • Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation.
Education
  • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
  • Masters Degree preferred.
Experience
Successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate grade level preferred.

FLSA Status:       Exempt
 
County
Mercer

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