Job Description

1. Assists students in evaluating their aptitudes and abilities through the use of teacher comments, interpretation of individual standardized test scores and other pertinent data and then works with students in evolving educational and career plans in terms of such evaluation.

2. Maintains all types of required student records and ensures their confidentiality.

3. Provides information and prepares recommendations to colleges for admissions and scholarships, as well as to potential employers and other agencies.

4. Works closely with teachers, administrators and other professional staff members, providing information and assistance where needed for the ultimate benefit of students.

5. Maintains a close relationship with the child study team.

6. Works closely with and involves parents in planning students' career plans, and assists in the resolution of school-related problems.

7. Assists in the organization and administration of standardized test programs.

8. Registers students new to the school, provides orientation and information relative to school procedures, curriculum and extracurricular opportunities.

9.Works to prevent students from dropping out of school, and assists those that do in finding alternative educational programs and/or employment.

10. Arranges for summer work and/or enrollment in summer school programs to make up noted deficiencies.

11. Maintains a professional office environment, appropriate relationships with students, and positive relationships with the building administration, parents, other staff.

12 Makes effective use of community and staff resources and coordinates services with other staff in order to increase the benefits for students.

13 Enforces all board policies, administrative directions and state laws/regulations,

14.Performs other duties within the scope of his/her employment and certification as may be assigned or required by state law and board policies.

                Salary Range

The Lowest paid school guidance counselor made about $31,850

The Highest paid school guidance counselor made about $86,870


           Training Education

1) A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university; and (2) 15 graduate semester hour credits of study from the areas above

Required Coursework:  A department-approved graduate curriculum in school counseling

2) A minimum of 48 graduate semester hour credits in the following areas: Counseling

Psychology, testing evaluation, and sociology

3) Must a Masters or higher degree from a regionally accredited college

                Qualities needed

People Skills

Math Skills

Observational Skills

Thinking Skills  



Be able to assess

Interacting with the children
Listening to Students problem


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