• Woodward Academy
  • College Park, GA, USA
  • May 08, 2023
Full time Counseling

Job Description

The Woodward Academy Lower School strives to help students fulfill their potential in every facet of their lives. Woodward provides opportunities for students to expand their horizons through academics, the arts, athletics, and community service.

Our dedicated teachers and support faculty members excel in their respective fields, and provide a stimulating, fun, and challenging environment. Whether they are promoting academic excellence or demonstrating personal accountability, the Lower School faculty finds creative and meaningful ways to communicate with their students.

Woodward Academy Lower School counselors empower students in grades 4-6 to reach their fullest potential by providing a comprehensive school counseling program to discover, develop, and apply learning strategies, social skills, and self-management skills as guided by the American School Counseling Association National Model.

Position Summary: Provide a comprehensive counseling program for all students. Consult with teachers, parents, staff, and outside agencies to enhance student academic success. Support for academic and social/emotional development. Provide a program that supports school activities and educational programs.


 Essential Functions: 

  • Implement the elementary guidance curriculum;
  • Counsel individuals and small groups of children toward social and emotional growth;
  • Consult with and support teachers, parents and staff regarding children’s needs;
  • Collaborate with and make referrals to appropriate community support resources (special programs, specialists, outside agencies) for students and families.
  • Participate in, coordinate and conduct activities that contribute to the effective operation of the counseling program and school;
  • Participate in and facilitate student development & achievement related conferences with parents, students, teachers and/or administrators
  • Plan and evaluate the counseling program;
  •  Pursue continuous professional growth & development;
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully. An individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Three years of experience as a counselor preferred, independent school experience a plus.
  • Master’s degree in Counseling or School Counseling;  Georgia School Counseling Certification, LPC, and/or NBCC
  • Ability to present information effectively and to respond to questions.
  • Ability to articulate ideas clearly, both orally and in writing.
  •  Ability to a) define problems; b) collect and analyze data; c) draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers and school administrators, using tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to accurately interpret procedures and regulations and ensure appropriate implementation. 
  • Demonstrated skill in using Google Suite.

The Lower School Counselor position is an exempt, salaried, ten-month position.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  Benefits are substantial.