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Guidance Counselor Requirements and Responsibilities

Minimum requirements: Master’s Degree in Counseling, or a related field from an accredited college or university.  Certification by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is required.  

Preferred requirements: Master’s Degree in School Counseling from an accredited college or university AND a North Carolina School Counselor designation (which includes successfully passing the 5421 Professional School Counselor Praxis Exam).  In addition, a minimum of five years successful teaching or school counseling experience is preferred.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Be knowledgeable about and follow ASCA School Counselor Professional Standards and Competencies and North Carolina Professional School Counseling Standards.
  • Develop and implement a Pre-K – 8th grade school guidance curriculum in line with American School Counselor Association Standards.
  • Provide individual, small group, and/or classroom, guidance and school-wide interventions, as well as consultation and collaboration with school staff and parents.
  • Provide crisis support, management, and consultation as needed.
  • Demonstrate professional instructional techniques and classroom management.
  • Provide career guidance and counseling to students, primarily in the middle school, as needed.
  • Maintain professional documentation of student, parent, and teacher contract, meetings, and referrals.
  • Consult with the administration, teachers, and families about specific student learning or behavior concerns, and develop action plans to support student remediation as needed.
  • Work with teachers on student interventions and implementation of intervention plans/programs.
  • Participate in the facilitation of standardized testing and data analysis in collaboration with the administration, Learning Support Specialists, and teachers.
  • Assist with student scheduling and class placement, including Kindergarten readiness assessments.
  • Participate on the Student Assistance Team including observing students in the classroom and while working with Learning Support Specialists.
  • Assist the administration with leadership tasks.
  • Assist with student management and discipline aspects in coordination with the administration.
  • Engage in miscellaneous administrative, social responsibility, and school duties as needed.


Job Type: Full-time

Qualified and interested candidates should send an electronic letter of interest with resume attached to Mr. Chris Kloesz, Principal, at