Alleghany County Public Schools ( learn more )

Low Moor , VA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2902508
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 8, 2018

Job Description





            Provide a comprehensive guidance and counseling program for all students. Provide services to promote the social and emotional development as well as the academic and career development of each student. Consults with teachers, parents and staff to enhance their effectiveness in helping students’ educational, social, personal, and career development; provides appropriate support to the total school program.



             Must possess or be eligible for a Postgraduate Professional License with endorsement as a Guidance Counselor.

 REPORTS TO:             Principal and/or a designee




  1. Maintains and respects confidentiality of student and school personnel information, while maintaining the safety and welfare of all students and staff members.
  2. Follows federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies regarding children’s educational welfare
  3. Reports any pertinent information to the proper authorities in cases of child endangerment, neglect, or abuse
  4. Meets and instructs the student(s) in assigned locations and at designated times.
  5. Collects and interprets data about students to assist in program planning, occupational and/or educational placement to include the development of a Career Development Plan
  6. Provides individual counseling to students who refer themselves or are referred by parents, teachers, or administrators
  7. Provides small group counseling as needed for all grade levels on developmental or problem-centered issues.
  8. Counsels with students individually and in groups to assist in problem solving and decision-making of a personal, social, emotional, academic, educational, or vocational nature
  9. Provides for the student’s orientation to the offerings of the school, its personnel, facilities, regulations, rules customs, traditions, courses, health, discipline, attendance, and guidance counseling.
  10. Supervises the development, security, and maintenance of cumulative records of each student
  11. Collects, organized, and disseminates career, educational, and parenting information to students, teachers and parents through the use of technology and other means.
  12. Consults with school staff and parents and refers students for specialized services.
  13. Plans instruction to achieve desired objectives that reflect the division curriculum guidelines of the Character Counts Program.
  14. Promotes and supports the Character Counts Program on a school-wide basis.
  15. Provides a sequential developmental series of classroom guidance lessons for each grade level, including planned occupational information programs.
  16. Administers various tests for counseling and guidance purposes.  
  17. Facilitates the transition of students by providing for consistent articulation between schools and serving as a community liaison agent.
  18. Supervises preparation of transcripts upon request of a receiving school, as requested by building administrator(s).
  19. Consults regularly with administrators, teachers, and parents regarding the needs of students.
  20. Serves as a referral source to parents and students who need specialized services beyond those provided by the school.
  21. Assists with providing mediation services for student conflicts.
  22. Works in conjunction with teachers and other counselors to prepare students for transition form elementary to middle school, middle school to high school, and high school to college.
  23. Promotes effective public relations through communication with parents and community members about the counseling program and by offering opportunities for input and review of materials.
  24. Submits and/or reviews referrals to the school psychologist, visiting teacher, and health organizations, as request by the building administrator(s).
  25. Participates in sessions with teachers, and other personnel relative to individualizing instruction.
  26. Confers with parents, in group or individual sessions, concerning the total school program as it relates to the educational, career and technology education, and personal development of their children.
  27. Evaluates the following on a continuous basis:
    1. the nature and scope of the guidance services as outlined above;
    2. the functioning of guidance program as an integral part of the total educational program;
    3. establishes and maintains rapport with students;
    4. motivates students to achieve maximum potential;
    5. creates a supportive learning environment for all students that encourages social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation
    6. models professional, moral, and ethical standards as well as personal integrity in all interactions;
    7. complies with and supports school and division regulations and policies
    8. assumes responsibilities outside the classroom as they relate to school
  28. Maintains licensure at the state/and or national level; assumes responsibilities for professional growth and keeps materials, supplies, and skills up-to-date.
  29. Performs other duties as assigned.




 Ten or Twelve month contract, exempted FLSA status. Salary will be established annually by the School Board.


 Performance on this job will be evaluated in accordance with school board policy and administrative regulations and evaluation of personnel.



























  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Alleghany County Public Schools 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.

    Contact Information

    • Fred Vaughan
    • 100 Central Circle
    • Low Moor, Virginia 24457

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