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License and Certification Qualifications: Georgia certification at the S-5 Level or Non-Renewable School Counseling certificate required.

Education Qualifications: Master's degree in related field required.

Experience Qualifications: Previous counseling experience preferred.

Skills Qualifications: Knowledge of basic counseling skills, management, and leadership; ability to work with individuals, small groups, classroom groups, and collaboratively with stakeholders; ability to communicate effectively; demonstrated skills in oral and written communication; demonstrated skills in organization and problem solving; ability to analyze existing processes and identify areas for improvement; and ability to act as a representative of Gwinnett County Public Schools.

Primary Responsibilities: Provide support and leadership in the implementation of a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program aligned with the district and school?s mission to promote academic, social-emotional, and college/career development, while ensuring equity and access for all students. May be assigned to a cluster, district-wide or school specific location.

1. Provide relevant student learningexperiences supporting academic achievement, college and career readinessand social emotional growth.
a. Demonstrate an understanding of the comprehensive counselingprogram components in accordance with the district’s comprehensive counselingprogram framework.
b. Utilize district's standards and competencies in comprehensiveschool counseling program planning that support student mindsets and behaviors.
c. Creates annual, data driven goals that advance studentoutcomes in areas of academic achievement, career/college readiness, andsocial emotional development.

2. Provide tiered levels of school counseling instructionand intervention services addressing students’ needs in the areas of academicsupport, college/career readiness, and social-emotional development.

3. Demonstrates the ability to design, implement, analyze,and document outcomes of a comprehensive school counseling program alignedto district, state, and national standards.
a. Delivers responsive services such as crisis response asneeded.
b. Coordinate with school staff to provide supportive instructionalclassroom activities that relate to student academic achievement, collegeand career goals and social emotional needs.
c. Conduct individual and group counseling with studentsto support their academic, college and career readiness, and social emotionalneeds.
d. Design and implement a data driven school counseling programfor all students to address student learning barriers and close the achievement/opportunitygap.

4. Demonstrate a commitment to school counseling professionalethics and professional growth opportunities.
a. Maintains appropriate confidentiality of student informationand records.
b. Adhere to legal and ethical guidelines and professionalstandards of the school counseling profession.
c. Attend and participate in faculty and district level meetingsand other staff development, in addition to professional growth activitiesas needed and/or supported by the principal.
d. Apply newly acquired knowledge and skills in the planningand implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program.

5. Communicate effectively with students, parents/guardians,district, school personnel, and other stakeholders.
a. Model correct use of oral and written language.
b. Interact in a professional manner with students, parents,and staff.
c. Demonstrate punctuality, maintain regular attendance,and make necessary arrangements for absences.
d. Create a climate of accessibility for parents and studentsby demonstrating a collaborative and approachable style.

6. Promote a safe, positive learning environment, which isinclusive of all students.
a. Demonstrate belief in the capacity of all students tobe successful.
b. Facilitates access to appropriate educational learningexperiences for all students to reach their educational goals.
c. Foster school and family collaboration to support positivestudent outcomes.

7. Perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time. Employee is also required to talk, hear, stand, and walk. The employee may be required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, and/or reach. Employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Jan 17, 2023. Gwinnett County Public Schools Jobs from GA Job Source

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