GRADE 7/8 GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

Drury High School ( learn more )

North Adams Public Schools

North Adams, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3977412
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : August 10, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 29, 2022

Job Description

This is a NATA contracted position.

Job Goal:To help students overcome problems that impede learning and to assist them in making educational, occupational, and life plans that hold promise for their personal fulfillment as mature and responsible men and women.

Supervision:Reports to the Head Guidance Counselor and Building Principal.

Performance Responsibilities:

1.Aids students in course and subject selection.
2.Obtains and disseminates occupational information to students and to classes studying occupations.
3.Assists students in evaluating their aptitudes and abilities through the interpretation of individual standardized test scores and other pertinent data, and works with students in evolving education and occupation plans in terms of such evaluation.
4.Works to discover and develop special abilities of students.
5.Works to resolve students’ educational handicaps.
6.Registers students new to the school and orients them to school procedures and the school’s varied opportunities for learning.
7.Works to prevent students from dropping out of school.
8.Helps students evaluate career interests and choices.
9.Remains readily available to students so as to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and maturity.
10.Works with students on an individual basis in the solution of personal problems related to such problems as home and family relations, health, and emotional adjustment.
11.Plans guidance field trips to schools, colleges, and industry for interested students.
12.Guides students in their participation in school and community activities.
13.Maintains student records and protects their confidentiality.
14.Supervises the preparation and processing of college, scholarship, and employment applications.
15.Makes recommendations to colleges for admissions and scholarships.
16.Provides student information to colleges and potential employers according to provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws regarding student records.
17.Confers with parents whenever necessary.
18.Assists in the orientation of new faculty members.
19.Provides in-service training in guidance for teachers and student teachers.
20.Works with teachers and other staff members to familiarize them with the general range of services offered by the student personnel services department, and to improve the educational prospects of individual students being counseled.
21.Advises administrators and faculty on the matters of student discipline.
22.Takes an active role in interpreting the school’s objectives to students, parents, and the community at large.
23.Interprets the guidance program to the community.
24.Organizes and conducts annual career day.
25.Arranges for tutors and summer school work.
26.Any other duties as may be assigned by Administration.

The Committee's policy of nondiscrimination will extend to students, staff, the general public, and individuals with whom it does business; No person shall be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to a public school of any town or in obtaining the advantages, privileges, and courses of study of such public school on account of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
  • Job Requirements

    • Required: B.A. in teaching. Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling. Minimum of three years teaching experience.

      Preferred: Prior work experience as a Guidance Counselor. Four or more years of teaching experience.


      Special Knowledge/Abilities:The occupant must have strong interpersonal skills. The occupant must be able to work well with various outside groups, including colleges/universities.

      Physical Requirements:The position requires a moderate amount of walking, running, standing, sitting and climbing stairs and step stool whenever necessary. Activities also include moderate physical exertion in body movement such as reaching, bending, twisting, grasping, pushing, and pulling of objects. The position requires lifting objects of 20 pounds on a frequent basis, and over 20 pounds occasionally. There is a frequent requirement of fine manipulation associated with the required use of a computer, typewriter, keyboard, calculator, and other business machines.

      Environmental Conditions: The occupant is required to work indoors. The regular chemical solvents are toners, inks, and cleaning fluids.
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Charlene Volff
    • 10 Main Street, Second Floor
    • North Adams, Massachusetts 01247
    • Phone: 4137761458
    • Fax: 413-776-1685
    • Email: click here

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