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Head Guidance Counselor

Albany Herald

August 19, 2022

POSITION: Head Guidance Counselor


POSITION: Counselor

JOB SUMMARY:The Counselor will provide a comprehensive guidance and counseling program designed to address the social, emotional, and educational and occupational needs of all students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in counseling; preferred; Three years of successful counseling experience; Career and group counseling experience; Intensive Master Scheduling and Infinite Campus experience; Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have exemplary communication, organization, and leadership skills; Ability to function as a positive collaborative member of a team; Evidence of leadership skills, especially in the area of diverse populations; Ability to collaborate with staff and community members in the delivery of programs and services to students.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Develops and provides an effective comprehensive guidance and counseling program to serve the needs of all students; Provides recommendations to the Principal and all members of the School Improvement Team to continuously improve the School Counseling Program; Responsible for tests administration and supervision, depending on the school level; Provides orientation programs to acquaint students with new development and facilitate their school adjustment process; Provides direct support service to individual students, small groups, and classrooms; Provides brief counseling to address social and emotional concerns and appropriately refers students to behavioral health specialists; Participates on a Student Success Team, identifies students who may need targeted or intensive services, and coordinates with behavioral health specialists; Assists administration with coordination, articulation, and follow-up procedures for students moving from school to school and from programs within the school; Acts as a school-based source for parents and school staff for information regarding community agencies; Maintains a communication system that effectively collects and disseminates information about students to other professionals as appropriate; Provides student career options through individual and classroom presentations and community involvement; Advisies students on multiple postsecondary pathways (e.g. college, career-specific credentials and certifications. Apprenticeships, military, employment with a family supporting wage); Connects students to early college programs (e.g. dual enrollment, dual credit); Assists students with immediate and long-range educational planning; Collaborates with school personnel and parents on educationally related issues, when needed; Assists with school-based attendance and truancy interventions; Participates as a member of the school-based Leadership Team; Maintains confidentiality, the accuracy of records, and assists with the management of student records; Participates in professional growth activities as directed by the Principal; Adheres to all applicable laws and school system procedures and policies; Provides ongoing advice and scheduling, depending on the school level; Participates in the creation of the Master Schedule, depending on the school level; Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Principal.
REPORTS TO: Principal

SALARY RANGE: Competitive salary and excellent benefits package in accordance with the DCSS Compensation Guide.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: A review of applicants will begin on September 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

The System reserves the right to waive any qualifications or other provisions of this advertisement by statute or regulations.
Dougherty County School System uses the Applitrack system from Frontline to manage employment applications online.

About Us

The Dougherty County School System is a leading catalyst and advocate for public education in Southwest Georgia. It's the largest school system in the second congressional district. The school district has 21 schools (14 elementary, 4 middle, and 3 high schools), five learning centers, and the Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy. All schools are accredited by Cognia The DCSS offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Dougherty County is recognized for its quail and duck hunting, fishing, the Flint River, and many cypress swamps. The County has a population of approximately 90,000. Our County has two institutions of higher education, Albany State University, and Albany Technical College. Notable points of interest include the Albany Museum of Art, the Flint RiverQuarium, the Albany Civil Rights Institute, the Parks at Chehaw, Radium Springs Gardens, and Thronateeska Heritage Center, which includes the Museum of History, Wetherbee Planetarium, and the Science Discovery Center. Dougherty County is a short drive to Atlanta, the Georgia coast, as well as the Florida Gulf Coast beaches.

Important Note

This document provides descriptive information about the above Dougherty County School System position. Work actually performed by incumbents in this position may vary. Although this document may be used for recruiting, staffing, or career planning, the information contained herein should only be used as a guideline or recommendation for the content of and qualifications for this position. The Dougherty County School System reserves the right to make changes to this document as deemed necessary without providing advance written notice.

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