Full-Time School Counselor Job Description
Do you enjoy working in a diverse, positive, uplifting environment? Are you ready to make a life-changing impact in the lives of students who learn differently? Can you help students navigate problems with confidence and learn to self-advocate?
Students with learning differences need a supportive, encouraging environment to thrive. Helping each of them reach their fullest potential is our number one goal–and at Trinity, you’ll be part of a collaborative team of experts that care.
As one of Trinity School’s trusted counselors, you are a trusted adviser for our K-12 students. You’ll engage daily with teachers, administrators, parents, and students in a variety of ways that help our Tigers achieve their goals. Counseling, teaching, advising, and a passion for helping shape students’ lives are all needed to facilitate success.
Full-Time School Counselor Responsibilities:
- Provide academic, emotional, and behavioral support for all K-12 students with learning differences, including dyslexia, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder. Including:
- Crisis management
- Intervention development
- Behavioral observation
- Staff support
- Help develop and coordinate social-emotional learning curriculum for students
- Partner with teachers to ensure students receive approved accommodations and/or modifications as set forth in their plans
- Coordinate developmentally appropriate puberty/sex education, drug/alcohol, and suicide prevention curriculum for middle school and high school students
- Provide administrative support for scheduling, transition planning, and other duties as assigned
- Manage transcripts and other school records.
- Provide SEL training to faculty and staff.
- Maintain positive relationships with students and their families on behalf of the school.
- Partner with outside agencies to meet school’s and students’ needs.
- Help monitor fidelity and progress of behavior plans
School Counselor Requirements:
- Master’s degree in Education & School Counseling Certification or
- Psychology & LPC preferred.
- 3-5 years’ experience as a school counselor or equivalent experience preferred
- Knowledgeable about learning differences, including dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder
- Trained in crisis management and suicide prevention
- Understanding of statistics, admissions requirements and procedures, school funding, and financial aid application processes
- Strong interpersonal, presentation, networking, and verbal and written communication skills.