HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR

Watson Chapel School District

Pine Bluff , Arkansas

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Job Description

The Watson Chapel Board of Education announces openings for a High School Counselor
Start Date: July 2018 Work Schedule: 210 Days
Application must be made electronically through Watson Chapel School District website
The Superintendent reserves the right to either keep the position open until suitable applicants are found or to cancel and repost the position with such changes as may be deemed appropriate.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
• Plans and/or promotes programs which enhance the academic, social or emotional growth of students, e.g., Curriculum Fair,
Career Fair, Underclass Honors Assembly & Senior Honors Program, Graduation, opportunities for student enrichment and/or
remediation, scholarship opportunities and parent informational programs;
• Meets with seniors once each semester and mailing updates on their graduation status to their parents;
• Insures that students are aware of requirements for graduation and college admission, as well as any NCAA requirements that
may be necessary for athletic participation;
• Works to prevent students from dropping out of school;
• Helps students develop post-secondary educational plans in accordance with their interests, abilities and career plans;
• Assists students with the completion of college admissions applications;
• Assists the principal in the preparation of diploma lists and identification of honor graduates in preparation for the Senior Honors
Program and Graduation;
• Assures that appropriate, accurate information is maintained in each student’s permanent, cumulative record; and makes
necessary schedule changes for individual students that are both appropriate for their abilities and aligned with their educational
and career plans.
• Assists the high school principal and staff in the registration of all students, helps to orient them to school procedures and its
varied opportunities for learning, and ensure that they are enrolled in proper courses and subjects so as to meet the graduation
requirements of the District.
• Works with students on an individual basis in the solution of personal problems, as related to home and family, health, and
emotional adjustment.
• Works to prevent students from dropping out of school.
• Selects and administers, and/or coordinates the standardized testing efforts of the high school under the auspices of the
principal,
• Assists the principal in maintaining the permanent cumulative files for each student.
• Plans guidance field trips to schools, colleges, businesses and industry for interested students, as well as having those
organizations visit the school in an annual "Career Day" program.
• Helps students make the occupational choice, post-secondary educational choices, and career evaluations that will lead them to
meaningful, successful and rewarding work.
• Insures that an up-to-date library of catalogs, school profiles, scholarship information, testing information, advanced placement
information, etc. related to schools, colleges, and institutions offering post-secondary training and/or education is maintained by
the high school. Also, insure that the school website is updated with most current scholarship information and make sure
students and parents are aware that scholarship information is available on the school website.
• Acquaints students (and parents) with college entrance requirements, and help them to make a realistic comparison between the
student's record and abilities, and the specific entrance requirements of the college in which the student is interested.
• Arranges conferences with students for college admission officers who visit the high school.
• Aids senior students with all of the processes of college application including application for financial aid where needed.
• Oversees the calculation of senior grade point averages and class rankings, and processing of transcripts.
• Prepares and supervise the processing of evaluations, recommendations, and other forms as required in connection with college
applications.
• Recognizes the extent of his/her training and refer to other specialists those pupils whose problems go beyond his/her skills.
  • Job Category : Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Watson Chapel School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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