High School Guidance Counselor

Lima City Schools

Applications should be submitted online no later than 4/22/2024
Reports to: Principal
Job Objective: Directs the planning, delivery, assessment, and ongoing improvement of a comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling programs.
Minimum Qualifications:

– Valid state department of education license/certificate appropriate for the position.
– Meets all mandated health requirements (e.g., a negative tuberculosis test, etc.).
– A record free of criminal violations that would prohibit public school employment.
– Complies with drug-free workplace rules and board policies.
– Keeps current with advances in technology and workplace innovations that enhance productivity.

Essential Functions: The following are typical work responsibilities. A reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform essential functions.

Collaborates with district staff, students, families, and the community to identify ongoing/emerging guidance and counseling needs of students.  Facilitates the effective planning, delivery, and ongoing program improvements that address guidance curriculum, responsive services, individual planning, and system support components.

Advances the districts professional image.  Promotes effective communications and assistance.  Uses problem-solving techniques to tactfully address questions/concerns.

Upholds board policies and follows administrative guidelines/procedures.  Refers questions about district policies to administrators/supervisors.

Promotes the balanced provision of program content (e.g., self-confidence development, motivation to achieve, decision-making, goal-setting, planning, problem solving, interpersonal effectiveness, communication skills, cross-cultural effectiveness, responsible behavior, etc.).

Communicates expectations, provides guidance, and shows an active interest in student progress.  Helps parents/students understand program objectives and behavioral/performance standards.

Provides in-service training to enable teachers to assist in the delivery of the guidance curriculum.

Designs guidance curriculum content that addresses; personal, social, educational, and career development skills.  Guides students in self-appraisal, decision making, development of personal competencies, and the application of skills needed to manage personal advancement.

Consults with employers and other appropriate resources to identify entry-level, ongoing, and advanced career/technical qualifications for curriculum/program planning.

Provides career exploration information, employment options, and post-secondary opportunities. 

Promotes an understanding of the interrelationship of academic courses and career objectives.  Directs students in the planning, monitoring, and management of individualized educational, occupational, and personal goals.

Encourages self-reliance, problem-solving, critical-thinking, creativity, and performance skills.

Facilitates community partnerships and school-sponsored activities that enhance student learning.

Maintains a positive learning environment.  Facilitates student learning activities that encourage collaboration and positive peer relationships.

Manages the school counseling program.  Allots time for individual and small group counseling (e.g., personal development, response to change, prevention, remediation, crisis intervention, etc.).

Facilitates parental involvement.  Consults with parents as needed (e.g., phone calls, notes, meetings, etc.).

Helps staff and families address student concerns (e.g., excessive absences, at-risk behavior, mental/physical health, family/peer relations, etc.).

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