Elbert County School District

ELBERTON , Georgia

Job Details

Job Description

TITLE: Early Childhood School / Guidance Counselor


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in guidance and counseling and course work in psychology, test and measurement, sociology, and education

  • Hold or be eligible for Georgia Certificate in School Counseling (P-12)

  • Minimum of three (3) years of teaching experience is preferred

    Reports to:



    Job Purpose:

    Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, the school counselor will promote student success, provide preventive services, and respond to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses academic, career, and personal/social development for all students.


    Performance Responsibilities:


    Facilitate delivery of counseling services by: 

    • Conducting individual counseling with students. 

    • Conducting group counseling with students in the areas of educational, career, and personal needs. 

    • Coordinating with local school staff to provide supportive instructional classroom activities that relate to student educational, career, and personal needs. 

    • Assisting with administration of standardized group testing. 

    • Ensuring that students receive appropriate career development assistance. 

    • Consult with school staff on student problems and concerns as needed or requested. 

    • Consult with parents on student problems and concerns as needed or as requested. 

    • Promote the use of community resources in meeting student needs. 

    • Engage in professional growth activities.


    Follow professional practices consistent with local school and system policies by: 

    • Interacting in a professional manner with students, parents, and colleagues. 

    • Being available to students, parents, and colleagues in accordance with system policies. 

    • Facilitating home and school communication by such means as holding conferences, phone contacts, and sending written communications. 

    • Maintaining confidentiality of students, students’ records, parents, staff, and school business. 

    • Working cooperatively with school administrators, teachers, and other service personnel, and parents.


    Act in a professional manner and shall assume responsibility for the guidance-counseling program by: 

    • Taking precautions to protect records, equipment, materials, and facilities. 

    • Assuming responsibility for supervising students in their charge. 

    • Provide to the students information for post-secondary plans, financial aid, and scholarship information. 

    • Plan and coordinate the advisement program for the school. 

    • Plan and coordinate the school testing program. 

    • Provide staff development for the school faculty in order to ensure an effective testing program. 

    • Evaluate transcripts and review records in order to advise students and faculty members about course selections and placement.  

    • Other duties as assigned.


    Terms of Employment:

    The School Counselor shall be employed by contract for a ten-month year.  Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the system’s approved salary formula.


District Contact Person - Jon Jarvis, Director of Operations / Human Resources


  • Elbert County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, handicap, or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies.


  • Job Category : Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
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