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Counselor - Counseling

Gwinnett County Public Schools

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Job Title:Counselor - Counseling
Jobid: 51624

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
      Norcross Elementary

  • Date Available:

  • Job Code:  Counselor - 060014    Standard Hours:  40    Department:  Counseling - 102120    Empl Class:  NA 
    Minimum Salary:  $42,686.00/Annually

             Maximum Salary:  $94,362.00/Annually

        Scheduled Days:  190

        Target Openings:  1

    ; opacity:.8;'>License and Certification Qualifications:  Georgia certification at the S-5 Level or Non-Renewable School Counseling certificate required.

    Education Qualifications:  Master's degree in related field required.

    Experience Qualifications:  Previous counseling experience preferred.

    Skills Qualifications:  Knowledge of basic counseling skills, management, and leadership; ability to work with individuals, small groups, classroom groups, and collaboratively with stakeholders; ability to communicate effectively; demonstrated skills in oral and written communication; demonstrated skills in organization and problem solving; ability to analyze existing processes and identify areas for improvement; and ability to act as a representative of Gwinnett County Public Schools.

    Primary Responsibilities:  Provide support and leadership in delivering comprehensive counseling pertaining to academics, career, and life skill concerns, coordinating guidance related programs and activities, and consulting with appropriate adults.

    1.        Provide program knowledge to students.
    a.        Demonstrate command of material and program.

    b.        Utilize district's standards and competencies in comprehensive guidance program planning.

    2.        Oversee counseling program management.

    a.        Implement and assist in implementing a comprehensive, data-driven, school-based written guidance plan in accordance with the district's 21st century comprehensive counseling framework.

    b.        Coordinate with school staff to provide supportive instructional classroom activities that relate to student educational career goals and personal needs.

    c.        Ensure students receive appropriate career (i.e. educational or occupational) development assistance.
    d.        Conduct individual and group counseling with students in areas of educational, career, or personal needs.
    e.        Analyze student achievement results as part of a comprehensive program to provide academic counseling.
    f.         Consult with school staff, parents, and community resources on student problems and concerns as needed or requested.

    3.        Maintain professional growth in counseling and guidance arenas.
    a.        Attend and participate in faculty and district level meetings and other staff development, in addition to professional growth activities as needed and/or supported by the principal.

    b.        Apply newly acquired knowledge and skills in planning and implementing a developmental guidance program.

    4.        Oversee professional responsibilities by working cooperatively with school administrators, other support personnel, teachers, staff, and parents.

    a.        Model correct use of oral and written language.

    b.        Demonstrate accurate and up-to-date knowledge of content.

    c.        Interact in a professional manner with students, parents, and staff.

    d.        Facilitate home-school-community communication by such means as holding conferences and sending written communications.

    e.        Maintain confidentiality of students and student records.

    f.         Provide crisis counseling as appropriate when needed.

    g.        Demonstrate punctuality, maintain regular attendance, and make necessary arrangements for absences.

    h.        Conduct guidance and counseling activities at the times scheduled.

    i.        Maintain accurate, complete, and appropriate records and file reports promptly.

    j.        Attend and participate in faculty meetings and other assigned meetings and activities.

    k.      Adhere to legal and ethical guidelines and professional standards of the profession.

    5.        Maintain a positive culture to support student achievement.

    a.        Demonstrate belief in the capacity of all students to be successful.

    b.        Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.

    c.        Assist learners to develop goals and strategies to meet their potential.

    d.        Encourage positive home and school communications.

    6.        Perform other duties as assigned.

    Physical Demands:
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to  sit for extended periods of time. Employee is also required to talk, hear,  stand, and walk. The employee may be required to use hands to finger, handle,  feel, and/or reach. Employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or  crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance  vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable  accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform  the essential functions.


    Gwinnett County Public Schools provides a quality and effective education for all students by focusing on its core business of teaching and learning. Since its inception in 1996, GCPS’ AKS curriculum has reflected the collective wisdom of thousands of educators and community members who worked together to determine what students need to know and be able to do in order to be successful at the next grade level and in the future. 

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