GUIDANCE COUNSELOR/CAREER SPECIALIST
The Guidance Counselor provides support services to students, staff and parents. Support Services include referrals, counseling, assessment, diagnostics and report writing. Additional responsibilities include student scheduling, maintaining individual student education plans, etc.
The Career Specialist is responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive career development program within the student services realm which is designed to assist students, parents and staff and to serve as the primary liaison between the school’s career programs, the business community and school staff.
Education: Master Degree preferred with a High School Guidance Counselor certification. Must have a South Carolina Teaching Certificate.
1) Responsible for scheduling classes for students.
2) Responsible for preparing each semester curriculum development to meet the needs of all students.
3) Meet with new students/parents, review transcript and determine appropriate classes.
4) Coordinates/schedules on-line classes for students through SC Virtual on-line.
5) Reviews transcripts of students to make sure they are enrolled in appropriate classes and on track for graduation.
6) Manage the CAR program, which is a after school tutoring program.
7) Provide counseling and career services to students as needed.
8) Assist the School Testing Coordinator to administer state-mandated assessments.
9) Work with community resources to implement the Work-Based Learning Program.
D. Public Relations
Upholds and enforces board policy, administrative procedures, and school rules and regulations; and is supportive of them to the public. Maintains appropriate work habits, including regular and punctual attendance and appropriate use of conference and planning time. Strives to communicate the positive aspects of the school program to the public in word and deed. Works cooperatively with parents to strengthen the educational program for their children. Establishes and maintains cooperative relations with other staff.
E. Professional Growth
Continues professional growth through attendance at workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced coursework at institutions of higher learning. Maintains membership in appropriate professional organizations. Cooperates with the administration in planning appropriate in-service training programs on a school or district level. Attends staff, department and committee meetings as required.
Non-Essential Functions of this Job
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to work cooperatively with parents, school districts and agencies in providing services to students. Ability to develop concepts and ideas and relate both in oral and written form. Knowledge of student development. Ability to administer testing instruments as required. Must possess strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with students, teams and groups. Must be able to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the position.
Requires sitting, standing, walking and moving about to coordinate work. Requires the use of alternative communication systems, such as electronic mail, telephones and computers. Requires coordination of work tasks to establish priorities, set goals and meet deadlines. Requires face-to-face discussions and contact with individuals and/or teams. Requires work with students, internal and external contacts, and with the public.
Salary: Negotiable, depending on education/experience.
The Board of Palmetto Academy for Learning Motorsports, prohibits any and all forms of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, age, homelessness, or disability or other basis prohibited by law in any of its programs, services, activities or employment.