Counselor, Primary School

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

Job Description

To provide a comprehensive counseling program for all students. Collaborate with teachers, staff, and parents to enhance student academic success. Provide a program that supports school activities and educational programs. Most importantly, the counseling program should support students' academic and social-emotional development.
Woodward Academy Primary School Counselors empower prekindergarten through 3rd-grade students 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.
Essential Functions:
  • Implement and promote a comprehensive counseling program for all students.
  • A joyful, kind, and passionate devotion to serving diverse faculty, students, and parents to create a climate of inclusion and belonging for all constituents.
  • Work with counselors Academy-wide to ensure consistency of the counseling program.
  • Adheres to the ASCA mindsets & behaviors and follows the ASCA ethical guidelines.
  • Provides classroom lessons, group counseling, and individual counseling related to student's academic, career, and social/emotional development.
  • Consult with and train teachers, parents, and staff regarding students' needs.
  • Collaborate with and make referrals to appropriate community support resources for students and families.
  • Participate in student development and achievement-related conferences with parents, students, teachers, and/or administrators.
  • Review student psycho-educational testing results and provide student accommodations to teachers.
  • Conduct and interpret the results of a standardized testing program.
  • Dedication to continued professional development in all aspects of school counseling.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Skills:
  • Exceptional listening, speaking, and writing skills.
  • Experience and knowledge of trauma-informed teaching and counseling.
  • A joyful, kind, and passionate devotion to serving diverse students and parents, a profound commitment to access and inclusivity, and an eagerness to help others.
  • A collaborative, team-oriented professional style.
  • Warmth, empathy, flexibility, and a sense of humor appropriate to the setting.
  • Patience and focus during times of crisis.
  • Professionalism: knowledgeable and confident, yet curious to learn and improve; energetic, organized, innovative, detail-oriented, hard-working, efficient, and respectful of confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers, and school administrators, using tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to present information effectively and to respond to questions from small groups.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • A Master’s degree or higher in the area of school counseling; Georgia School Counseling Certification, LPC, and/or National Board Counseling Certification.
  • Three years of experience in school counseling, independent school counseling experience a plus.
  • Teaching experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated skill in using Google Suite.
The Primary School Counselor position is an exempt, salaried, ten-month position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The benefits are substantial.